· April, 2015

Stories about Human Rights from April, 2015

Digital Citizen 2.7

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Google Denies Russian Media Claims on Data Localization Move

Google representatives have denied Russian media reports that Google was bowing to Russia's demands and moving to store Russian users' data on servers inside the country, calling them "inaccurate."

Malaysia’s New Law Targets Online Sedition

"This latest curtailment of freedom of expression further restricts public discourse and will create a void in Malaysian social media and a deafening silence in news forums."

Turkey Blocks Twitter, YouTube, Scores of Websites After Prosecutor’s Killing

After photos of public prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun pointed to his head began circulating on Twitter, hundreds of news sites and social networks were blocked.

Thailand’s New Security Law ‘Annihilates Freedom of Expression’

Thailand's military-backed government lifted martial law in the country but signed a new order which gave broad powers to army personnel.

Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Arrested Again for Tweets

Leading Bahraini human rigts activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested from his home today, allegedly over tweets he shared on the microblogging site regarding the situation of prisoners in Jaw Prison.

Netizen Report: Two Bangladeshi Bloggers Assassinated for Critical Speech

Egypt calls for "safer" Internet policies, China’s Cyberspace Administration bans “wife-swapping” stories, and thuggery abounds.

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