Stories about Legal Threats from September, 2015

Six Ways Pro-Government Forces Went After Hong Kong's Occupy Movement

"The [Occupy Central] movement suggests that both the Internet and Hong Kong are at a crossroads, that both cannot take its freedoms for granted," writes Lokman Tsui.

Zone9 Bloggers Are Not Alone: More Ethiopian Netizens Face Terrorism Charges

Alongside the now-famous case of the Zone9 bloggers, there are many detained Ethiopian bloggers, online activists and politicians whose names are not yet on the map.

The Arrest of Arash Zad, Iran's Start-Up Kid

A popular technology blogger and pioneer of Iran's start-up scene is quietly arrested at Tehran's international airport. A strange turn of events for someone not involved in an dissident activity.

Digital Citizen 3.7

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

Veteran Thai Journalist Detained After ‘Attitude-Adjustment’

"Freedom can't be maintained if we're not willing to defend it," Pravit tweeted on the day of his detention.

Digital Citizen 3.6

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

Facebook Activist Details How She Received a Seven-Year Prison Sentence in Iran

One of the eight Facebook activists sentenced to long prison sentences in 2013 for social and political commentary posted on their Facebook pages, has asserted that she was denied access...

Inside the Trial of Zone9 Bloggers: 16 Months and Counting

The Zone9 bloggers' trial continues, with relatives prevented from documenting the proceedings, and frequent adjournments in court obstructing the progress of justice. Read Endalk Chala's latest report.

Netizen Report: Egypt Tests New Terror Law on Facebook Users

The Netizen Report is back in action after a summer hiatus. This week, we catch up on Russia's empty threat to Wikipedia and social media censorship in Cambodia and Malaysia.

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