· August, 2013

Stories about News from August, 2013

South Korea: Naver Provokes Push for Portal Regulation

Conservative party politicians and major news organizations are pushing for new regulatory measures aimed at Naver, South Korea's leading search and online content provider. In addition to dominating online advertising...

Netizen Report: Lawmakers in Bangladesh Approve Warrantless Arrests for ‘Cybercrime’

This week, we report on amendments to Bangladesh's ICT law, activist detentions in China, and the death of anonymous commenting on Huffington Post.

Netizen Report: Gambia to Censor Government Critics

This week's report begins in Gambia, where a new law targeting anti-government speech will go into force this week.

Why was Facebook Blocked in Cambodia?

On August 7, Facebook was inaccessible in Cambodia for several hours. Government officials and ISPs claimed that the blockage resulted from technical complications, but media freedom groups remained suspicious of...

Netizen Report: From Mauritania to Mexico, Thuggery Looms Large

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 highlights global government thuggery: From Bahrain...

Taiwanese Government Alters Search Engine Ads to Favor Nuclear Energy Policy

Activists in Taiwan are fighting to halt the operation of nuclear power plant that could be highly hazardous for the island state. Early this week, a Yahoo! search on anti-nuclear...

Netizen Report: Vietnam Escalates Online Censorship

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. This week we begin in Vietnam, where drastic new...

Chinese Authorities Crackdown on “Illegal” Independent Websites

Sites have been shut down for failing to obtain licenses, allegedly blackmailing government and corporate officials, and using terms such as "China" and "people" in their names.

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