· December, 2012

Stories about TYPE from December, 2012

10 New Year's Resolutions to Browse the Internet Safely in 2013

As 2012 draws to a close, dear reader, here at team Advox, we've decided to suggest 10 resolutions for 2013, presented in the form of a review of the tools...

China Introduces New Rules to Tighten Government's Grip Over the Internet

On Friday, December 28, China's legislature approved a new set of rules intended to tighten government control over the Internet, forcing internet and online service providers to require real name...

Bahrain: Tweet Leads Human Rights Activist to Prison

Sayed Yousif Almuhafda is the Vice President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. He is also member of the rights groups Front Line Defenders and Amnesty International. He was...

Hong Kong: Citizen Media Summit Seeks Common Agenda

An online citizen media summit, organized by inmediahk.net, was held in Hong Kong on December 15, 2012. The objective of the gathering was to formulate a common agenda among local...

Netizen Report: Surveillance Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in the UK, where a Parliamentary committee has sent back the British Communications Data Bill for giving overly sweeping surveillance powers to government. From there,...

Facebook's Suspicious Behavior

Dead people liking stuff on Facebook. Living people liking and sharing stuff without their knowledge. Leila Nachawati investigates Facebook's unusual behavior.

China: Government Willingness to Expand Control Over Internet Worries Netizens

A series of articles published by state-run media outlets that justifies online real-name registration and cracking down of cyber crimes makes Chinese netizens worried about the beginning of a new...

#FastforBassel: Campaign Launched for Syrian Netizen Facing Military Trial

Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi, is on military trial in Syria, where he is denied a lawyer. The open source software engineer and Creative Commons volunteer has been...

Free Bassel: Netizen Under Serious Threat

Bassel Khartabil Safadi, a Syrian open source developer and pro-democracy activist, has completed 9 months in jail. His friends and family fear for his life as he is being prosecuted...

Right to Forget: Between Data Protection, Memory and Personal Life in the Digital Era

A new essay from the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information addresses the question of the "right to forget," one that might give back to...

What Happened at the WCIT-12: Interview With Beatriz Busaniche

The World Conference on International Telecommunications has just ended in Dubai, UAE. Beatriz Busaniche from Fundacion Vida Libre, Argentina, explains what was at stake at the UN-sponsored meeting.

Pakistan's Fight for Net Freedom

It’s been an active year for digital activism on Internet freedom in Pakistan. The fact that the United Nations deemed it a basic universal human right has not stopped authorities...

Latin America and the Caribbean Netizen Report: Detention Edition

This month, arrests of Internet users in Latin America and the Caribbean appear to have increased, with bloggers and activists in Ecuador, Colombia, and Cuba detained for their activities online....

Netizen Report: Magna Carta Edition

In this week's Netizen Report we begin in the Philippines, where a "Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom" has been proposed to replace the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act. While including...

Saudi Activist: “Public Trial Reveals Their Mentality and Lack of Evidence”

The eighth hearing session of one of Saudi Arabia's first public trials of two prominent human rights activists Mohammad Al-Qahtani and Abdullah Al-Hamid was held today at the Riyadh Criminal...

Women Banned from Using Mobile Phones in Indian Villages

A village council in the Indian state of Bihar has banned women from using mobile phones because it is “debasing the social atmosphere” and leading couples to elope. Similar bans...

The WCIT Wake-Up Call: Time To Broaden the Discussion on Internet Governance

World leaders are meeting in Dubai this week for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), and depending on whose perspective you get, the future of the entire Internet as...

Netizen Report: WCIT Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in Dubai, where the World Conference on Information Technology is underway. The meeting will review the current International Telecommunications Regulations that serve as the rules...

Speak Justice: Voices Against Impunity

Murder is the ultimate form of censorship against journalists. In most cases killers remain free, generating self-censorship among those still risking their lives to do their job. To break the...

Tajik Official Blocks Facebook and Summons its CEO

The chief of the state-run telecommunications service in Tajikistan has ordered Facebook blocked and asked the social network's CEO to travel to the Central Asian country and meet with him....

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