· August, 2012

Stories about News from August, 2012

Netizen Report: Assam Edition

This week we begin in the Indian state of Assam, which has faced religious conflict after the spread of rumors of violence against Muslims on social media became a self-fulfilling...

Netizen Report: Malaysian Edition

This week's Netizen Report starts in Malaysia, where activists staged a Web blackout to protest Section 114A, which overextends liability for content posted by users on a network. From there,...

Assange Asylum Granted After Threats from UK Authorities

This morning, Thursday 16 August, 2012, in a press conference streamed from the website of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Ricardo Patino declared that the country would grant...

Middle East and North Africa Netizen Report: First Edition

In this first edition of the Middle East and North Africa Netizen Report, we look at various threats facing netizens in the region, from the widespread use of a surveillance...

Netizen Report: Search Edition

This report starts off in the Googleplex, looking at a series of challenges Google has faced over the management of its search results. From there, we turn to other Sovereigns...

Netizen Report: Pan-African Edition

This week's Netizen Report starts out in Sub-Saharan Africa, where we look at how Pan-African organizations and a number of countries are debating issues of free expression online. From there,...

Hong Kong: Citizen Media Office Attacked

Yesterday (August 8 2012), 4 masked men rushed into a citizen media advocacy group's office and smashed its computer equipment. [Disclosure: the writer of this article is a member of...

Netizen Report: Olympic Edition

This week's report focuses on the Olympics. While the opening ceremony celebrated freedom and creativity, the games have in reality been plagued by widespread censorship and restrictions online. In addition,...

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