Stories about News from August, 2013
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 and content markets, Naver has been accused of prioritizing its own content in search results.
This week, we report on amendments to Bangladesh's ICT law, activist detentions in China, and the death of anonymous commenting on Huffington Post.
This week's report begins in Gambia, where a new law targeting anti-government speech will go into force this week.
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 a foul play by authorities.
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 to Mauritania to Mexico, blogger arrests have been abundant this August.
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 activists' names suddenly began yielding ads linking to a government website promoting nuclear energy.
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 restrictions for online speech will soon come into force.
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.