Stories about Feature from December, 2013
This week's report covers an uptick in censorship in Kazakhstan and Romania, new surveillance regimes in France and India, and recent blogger arrests in Cuba.
In Uyghur and Tibetan minority regions of western China, authorities routinely shut down the Internet in response to protests and rioting.
Four activists, among them internationally acclaimed non-violent activist Razan Zaitouneh, were kidnapped by unidentified masked gunmen, sparking a call for their immediate release.
This week, we look at dwindling speech protections in Singapore, hackerdom in Moscow, and the very expensive (but secure) Merkelphone.
Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This month we look at media worker abuses in Syria and the ill effects of Egypt's new "anti-protest" law.
A new "anti-protest" bill in Spain could prohibit calling for protests via the Internet, circulating riot images during demonstrations, and "violence against street furniture."
In this week's report: Vietnam introduces new fines for political speech on social networks, Pakistan ups its censorship game, and Facebook discovers Kosovo is a country.
Le Quoc Quan was arrested in December 2012 on trumped-up charges of tax evasion -- but experts suspect that the "real purpose" of his detention and prosecution was to silence Quan, who is an active human rights advocate.