Stories about Transparency

19 May 2016

Mexico Launches National Transparency Platform

Mexico has a new tool to combat the opacity of public servants and of those who govern. But its effectiveness in practice remains to be seen.

6 March 2016

Twitter Reports Massive Increase in Russian Government's Content Removal Requests

In the second half of 2015 Russian government agencies submitted 1,735 requests to remove content from Twitter—more than 25 times the number submitted in the first half of 2015.

5 November 2015

Brazil’s Modern Day Slave Owners Don't Want Their Names on the Web

Multiple court rulings have led to the censorship of Brazil's "dirty list" that identifies companies engaged in forced labor practices.

9 September 2015

Digital Citizen 3.6

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

20 August 2015

Why is WikiLeaks Hosting Malicious Files?

"We did not want to publish links to these emails if they included malicious attachments. This would be bad journalistic practice and it could put our readers at risk."

10 June 2015

Netizen Report: WikiLeaks, TPP and the Ethics of a Leak Economy

Experts debate the ethics of WikiLeaks bounty for TPP documents, Macedonian activists discover broad-based wiretapping programs, and China censors numbers on the anniversary of Tiananmen.

9 May 2015

“Their Freedom is Their Right”: A Campaign for Prisoners of Conscience in the Arab World

Three human rights organizations launch a social media campaign to raise awareness about prisoners of conscience throughout the Arab World.

17 February 2015

Twitter’s Transparency Report: Can It Help Hold Arab Governments to Account?

If Twitter is adhering to local laws, users should know which local laws are being invoked, both to collect the data and in the cases to which they are related.

9 February 2015

Twitter's New Transparency Report Shows Massive Spike in Demands from Russia

"We went from having never received a request to receiving more than 100 requests for account information. We did not provide information in response to any," Twitter's report says.

10 November 2014

After 25 Years, Have Hungarians Finally Realized They Live in a Democracy?

The notion that Hungary is becoming an 'illiberal state' is nothing new. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hungarians are standing up to demand a real democracy.

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