Stories about Feature from August, 2013
Netizen Report: Lawmakers in Bangladesh Approve Warrantless Arrests for ‘Cybercrime’
This week, we report on amendments to Bangladesh's ICT law, activist detentions in China, and the death of anonymous commenting on Huffington Post.
Netizen Report: Gambia to Censor Government Critics
This week's report begins in Gambia, where a new law targeting anti-government speech will go into force this week.
Netizen Report: From Mauritania to Mexico, Thuggery Looms Large
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. This week's report highlights global government thuggery: From Bahrain to Mauritania to Mexico, blogger arrests have been abundant this August.
Netizen Report: Vietnam Escalates Online Censorship
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. This week we begin in Vietnam, where drastic new restrictions for online speech will soon come into force.
Chinese Authorities Crackdown on “Illegal” Independent Websites
Sites have been shut down for failing to obtain licenses, allegedly blackmailing government and corporate officials, and using terms such as "China" and "people" in their names.
Peru: Child Online Protection Bill Could Threaten Free Expression
In an effort to restrict children's ability to access pornography online, the country would adopt a complex content filtering system that could sweep in plenty of legal, age-appropriate content.