· January, 2013

Stories about News from January, 2013

Netizen Report: Great Firewall Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in China, where netizens have faced greater censorship challenges since the beginning of the new year. From there, we move to Tajikistan, where authorities have...

Zambia: Foreign Minister's Phone Tapped

Zambia's Foreign Minister, Given Lubinda, is under pressure to resign from the ruling Patriotic Front party. He is accused by the party's disciplinary committee of leaking information to online publications....

Colombia: Copyright Law Rejected by Constitutional Court

On Wednesday night, October 23, 2012, the Colombian Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional Articles 13 and 14 of the Law 1520, better known as Lleras Law 2.0. The proposed law provides...

Netizen Report: Game Over Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in South Korea, where new legislation would make it illegal for juveniles to play online games after 10 pm. Then, we move to Tajikstan, which...

South Korea: Stricter Online Games Regulations Face Discontent

The South Korean government in on the offensive against online games addiction. But the policy is increasingly controversial among South Korean youth, says our author Jae Yeon Kim.

Nigeria: Tweep Detained For Taking Photographs

The Nigerian blogosphere was thrown into panic due to the arrest of Eggheader Odewole (@eggheader) for taking photographs of a windmill under construction in Kastina, Northern Nigeria.

Kuwaiti Twitter User Jailed for Two Years for Insulting Emir

Kuwait slapped a two year prison sentence to yet another Twitter user for using the microblogging site to insult its ruler. Netizens react.

China: Google's Quiet Withdrawal of Censorship Warning Raises Questions

Google has quietly removed a feature that used to inform users from mainland China of censored keywords. Is this---as some speculate---a move by Google to please Beijing in an attempt...

Venezuela: Home of Twitter User Raided

The home of Twitter user Federico Medina Ravell, who's allegedly behind the account @LucioQuincioC, was raided on Sunday, January 6, by Venezuelan intelligence officers. The micro-blogger is suspected of spreading...

China: Sina Weibo Manager Discloses Internal Censorship Practices

One Sina Weibo manager , frustrated by the pressure from the Propaganda Department imposed upon him and his colleagues, forcing them to censor a controversial editorial, writes an inside story...

Support our work defending online freedom of expression around the world.

justice+matters

Learn why our work is important »

Donate now

Close