Stories about Legal Threats from March, 2013

29 March 2013

Togo: Victory for Media Freedom, but Clashes Continue

This week, journalists in the West African nation of Togo celebrated the Constitutional Court's decision to throw out a recent law restricting media freedom. But with elections approaching, crackdowns on...

27 March 2013

Oman: Online Activists Freed

On 21 March, the Sultan of Oman issued a pardon for online activists and writers convicted on charges of insulting the ruler, "information technology crimes" and taking part in unauthorized...

20 March 2013

New Study: Manipulating China's Most Influential Microbloggers

As China's largest online social forum and most popular micro-blogging platform, Sina Weibo is subject to heavy censorship and manipulation by government actors. Earlier this week, Global Voices Advocacy explored...

15 March 2013

#FreeBassel: One Year Later, Syrian Netizen Remains in Prison

One year ago today, Syrian web developer and open technology advocate Bassel Khartabil was arrested and incarcerated in Damascus, where he has remained ever since. Known among open technology advocates...

14 March 2013

Venezuela: Twitter user detained for spreading “destabilizing” information

On March 14, Lourdes Alicia Ortega PĂ©rez was detained by Venezuelan authorities for allegedly having "usurped the identity of an official of the Autonomous Service of Registries and Notaries" and...