Stories about Law from June, 2017
Brazilian Justice Rules in Favor of Satirical Website After Seven Years of Censorship
Using parody, the website drew attention to the skewed coverage of the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, one of the largest in Brazil. Nevertheless, it was shut down.
Is the End Near for Telegram in Russia?
Blocking Telegram in Russia would surely decrease its popularity, but there is no guarantee that it will help stifle communication among violent extremist groups.
False Rumors of a Collapsed Tunnel in Madagascar Raise Questions about Cybercrime and Punishment
Moral of the story so far: No one is anonymous behind his screen; don’t take everything that is said on the internet at face value.
Detained Telegram Channel Admins Go on Hunger Strike in Iran
The centrist administration of President Hassan Rouhani has been publicly criticized by Iran's hardline political factions for refusing to censor some of Telegram’s features.
Netizen Report: China Has a New Cybersecurity Law
Online censorship keeps rising in Egypt, Rouhani’s ICT Minister brags of Internet censorship in Iran and Venezuela tests the boundaries of online anonymity.
China Shutters Entertainment News Sites, Citing ‘Socialist Values’ and Cybersecurity
Crackdowns on entertainment news outlets indicate that controls are not only directed at the foreign enemy, but at thoughts and activities seen to go against “socialist core values”.
After Campaigning on Internet Freedom, Iranian President's ICT Minister Boasts of Internet Censorship
ICT Minister announced that Rouhani had effectively improved methods to control the Internet space as well as shut down a number of platforms.
Indian Journalists Demand Press Freedom Protections After State Agents Raid Broadcaster Offices
“We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces."
Netizen Report: Gulf States Say ‘Pro-Qatar’ Speech Now Constitutes Cybercrime
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Myanmar Activist Charged with Defamation for Livestreaming a Satirical Play about the Army
“I streamed it live so that my friends could watch it because my son participated in the drama. I did not intend to defame the military," the activist told reporters.
Myanmar Journalists Unite Against Online Defamation Law
"Many people believe that the previous government, run by ex-generals, created such a legal mechanism to be able to sue those who stood against their administration."
Digital Guerrillas Bring Down Russian State Censor's Website
How hackers tricked Internet service providers into blocking the state censor's website.