· September, 2012

Stories about News from September, 2012

Netizen Report: Halal-net Edition

This week's Netizen Report starts in Iran, which appears to have made major strides toward launching its own national Internet network. It's unclear as of yet what the network will...

Paraguay: ISPs Block News Website Without Warrant

An alarming act of censorship by private companies took place on September 26 in Paraguay. Two Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked the AbcColor.me website without a judicial warrant. After pressure...

Netizen Report: YouTube Edition

This week's report begins with a discussion of Google's handling of the movie trailer 'Innocence of Muslims' on YouTube, which has sparked worldwide debate about the relationship between hate speech...

MENA Netizen Report: We Won't Give Up

Our first edition of the MENA Netizen Report received an enthusiastic welcome from readers, demonstrating that this regionally-focused report fills an important gap. In addition to the usual sections, this...

UN Conference Live Stream Blocked in Bahrain

According to activists in Bahrain, a United Nations Human Rights Council live stream has been blocked.   Authorities in #Bahrain put obstacles to access #UN website for live stream because...

Netizen Report: Corporate Responsibility Edition

This week's report begins with Swedish-Finnish telecom TeliaSonera, which has faced criticism for its collaboration with authoritarian regimes in Tajikistan, Azerbaijian and other Eastern European and Central Asian countries. From...

Netizen Report: #BlackOutJO Edition

This week's report begins in Jordan, where Internet activists have staged a website blackout in protest of amendments to law that would require websites to obtain licenses and bear legal...

Hong Kong: Advocacy Group Pressed Candidates of the Legislature to Reveal Position on Free Speech and Information Policy

In order to press the members of the 2012-2016 Legislative Council to defend freedom of speech and free flow of information, Hong Kong In-Media, a local advocacy group for promoting...

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