· June, 2013

Stories about News from June, 2013

Nepali Journalists Arrested for Reporting on College Students’ Sex Lives

Three Nepali journalists were arrested on charges of publishing indecent and defaming content online. Police took them into custody after officials at a public university complained that the journalists had...

Netizen Report: Turkey to Increase Social Media Restrictions?

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 explores current and impending threats to...

Vietnam: Bloggers Arrested, Accused of Spreading “Anti-State” Propaganda

Three prominent bloggers in Vietnam have been arrested in less than a month. All three are accused of spreading anti-state propaganda.

Netizen Report: The World Reacts to PRISM

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 features responses from governments and civil...

Netizen Report: US Internet Spying Program Revealed

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 offers a round-up of coverage on...

Bangladesh Unblocks YouTube After Eight-Month Ban

Bangladesh's telecommunication authorities have unblocked YouTube in Bangladesh after 260 days of restricting access within the country to the video sharing website.

US Spying Whistleblower Edward Snowden Takes Refuge in Hong Kong

The man behind the bombshell intelligence leaks that revealed top secret US phone and Internet surveillance programs said he fled to Hong Kong because they "have a spirited commitment to...

VIDEO: Turkish Protests Filmed by the People, for the People

As the #OccupyGezi protests have surged, Turkish mainstream media has foundered, failing to cover the anti-government demonstrations for fear of retribution. Citizen journalists have stepped up to fill the role,...

Singapore’s ‘Largest Blogger-led Protest’ Bats for Media Freedom

An estimated crowd of 2,000 people joined a protest assembly in Singapore’s Hong Lim Park last June 8, 2013 to oppose the government’s new licensing scheme for news websites. Organized...

The Business Behind China's Internet Real Name Registration System

One company stands to profit in a big way as China pushes forward with a policy to require Internet users to register their real names and their national identification numbers...

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