Stories about Regulation from May, 2017
Hassan Rouhani has been both the candidate and President of "hope and moderation" for Iranians. Article 19's report assesses how this has had an affect on freedoms online.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order instructing the country's Internet providers to block several major Russian social media websites.
Last week, Russia’s federal censor blocked WeChat, China’s largest mobile messaging app. According to Russia’s media censor, Roskomnadzor, WeChat failed to register with the federal government.
Users who do not register could face up to six months in jail and a fine.
"It is like asking us to uninstall all the communication tools or else whenever you speak, you could violate the law."
"Repeat after me: Aadhaar is surveillance technology masquerading as secure authentication technology."
A new proposal would cut off technical resources for governments that shut down the Internet. But if governments go offline, the effects will unquestionably be felt by the public.