· March, 2014

Stories about Human Rights from March, 2014

#FreeBassel: Behind the Screens of the Syrian Resistance

March 15 marks the second anniversary of the imprisonment of Syrian web developer and activist Bassel Khartabil. Monique Doppert reflects on her friendship with Bassel and forthcoming book on his...

GV Face: Happy 25th Birthday, Web!

What's the difference between the Internet and the Web? Why is an open web so important? An all-star panel of techies and rights defenders talk it out on GV Face.

Russia Blocks Four Opposition Media Portals

"I don't even know if anyone is reading this anymore." - Putative opposition leader Alexey Navalny on his blog which was blocked today by order of Russia's Attorney General.

Zambia: President’s Son Warns Journalist, “We Will Kill You”

Beaten and threatened by Kazim Sata, independent journalist Thomas Zgambo will soon stand trial in a case linking him to the Zambian Watchdog, an investigative news website.

TunnelBear VPN Service Blocked in Venezuela?

On Sunday, March 10, Venezuelan users reported that the VPN service TunnelBear was being blocked. Many reported that its website was inaccessible as well.

Video Exposes Police Abuse in Venezuela (or is it Colombia?)

One video's journey across Latin American digital activist circles underscores the challenges of monitoring and verifying evidence of human rights violations.

#KholoBC Viral Music Video Fights Pakistan's YouTube Ban

#KholoBC, a rap video denouncing Internet censorship in Pakistan, has gone viral on Pakistani social media.

Ukrainian Journalists Take Regime's Corruption Public With YanukovychLeaks

A team of Kyiv-based journalists discovered a plethora of damaged legal, financial and other documents on former President Yanukovych's property, salvaged them and are releasing them on a new website.

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