· September, 2013

Stories about News from September, 2013

Netizen Report: Advocates Push for Privacy at the UN

The UN Human Rights Council members go to bat for online privacy, China continues its rumor monger crackdown, and Grenada outlaws “annoying” emails.

Netizen Report: “Terrorist” Video Triggers Journalist Arrest in Morocco

This week's report covers arrests in Morocco and China, proposed social media regulations in Ecuador, and Iran's 'fling' with Facebook.

Digital Citizen 1.1 المواطن الرقمي

Digital Citizen is a monthly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. This is our second edition.

Netizen Report: ‘Syria Untold’ Brings Color to a Black-and-White Debate

As the world watches Syria, a new online project is documenting non-violent activism, artistic works and citizen reporting in response to the nation's civil war.

What's a Rumor? Judiciary Guidelines Face Scrutiny in China

Human rights lawyers and even Communist party scholars are questioning the legal legitimacy of China's campaign against online "rumors".

Minister Wins Damages Against Zambian Gossip Website

In a US court, Zambia's Deputy Commerce Minister has won a lawsuit against Zambian gossip site Kachepa360. Critics fear that citizen media sites reporting on government activities may soon face...

Netizen Report: World Cyberattack Week?

Hacker groups attacked major websites in China, Palestine and the US last week. Meanwhile, Facebook released its first transparency report and announced new "proposed updates" to its data use policy.

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