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Netizen Report: Pro-Government Hackers and Constitutional Amendment Put Free Speech Under Fire in Ecuador

Facebook is back on in Bangladesh, Venezuela sees big changes (and Internet outages) on Election Day and Kazakhstan plans to spy on everyone.

Netizen Report: Bangladesh Bans Facebook and Chat Apps on ‘Security Grounds’

Bangladesh accidentally shuts down the Internet, hip-hop gets the boot on Chinese streaming sites, and Twitter faces new data dilemmas in Russia.

Digital Citizen 3.9

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Netizen Report: Is Egypt Blocking Voice Calls on WhatsApp and Skype?

Lebanon arrests two over Facebook posts, Venezuela blocks Bitcoin sites in crusade against foreign currency, and the EU takes 'Safe Harbor' away from US tech companies.

Netizen Report: UK Spied on Human Rights Organizations in Egypt, South Africa

The UAE lays down new, rigid prohibitions against foul language on WhatsApp, Russians assess the Kremlin's version of the "Right to Be Forgotten", and Bing hops on the encryption train.

Netizen Report: US Loosens Tech Restrictions on Sudan. But Is It Enough?

Words from jailed bloggers past and present, and privacy on the red carpet.

Global Voices Calls for Immediate Release of Jailed Online Media Workers and Activists

Today, the Global Voices community released a statement condemning the imprisonment of bloggers, media workers and online activists from China to Bahrain.

Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists

On Human Rights Day, we remind the world of our many friends who have broken the silence of oppression by expressing their thoughts, asking questions, and thinking critically.

Bloggers Behind Bars: Ethiopia's Zone9ers and Threats to Online Speech Across the Globe

Governments in a growing list of nations have recognized that modern-day connectivity can prove a lethal challenge to their legitimacy and very existence.

#FreeZone9Bloggers: Today, We Tweet for Human Rights — and Human Beings

If convicted, they will find themselves in the company of at least eighteen other journalists who have suffered the same fate. All remain in prison today.

Digital Citizen 1.7

Digital Citizen reviews news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. We begin this report with a tribute to fallen friend and colleague, Bassem Sabry.

Digital Citizen 1.5

Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This edition looks at anti-terror measures in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and beyond that could threaten...

Netizen Report: Russia Slams Indy Media Sites, Workers

This week, the Web turned 25, the US government decided to relinquish control over key functions of the network, and the Internet made new "Enemies" in the US and UK.

Netizen Report: Leaders at Odds Over Social Media in Turkey

This week, we look at allegations of public funding for Italian surveillance tech company Hacking Team, network interference in the Ukraine, and Facebook's likely new toy (drones!)

AB14: “We Must Stop Thinking That Technology Will Solve All of Our Problems”

The Arab Bloggers Meeting focused on working against censorship and surveillance, and the preservation of common bonds in a milieu that feels more and more fragmented each day.

Netizen Report: Terror Group Forces Internet Shutdowns in Somalia

In this edition we cover Al Shabab's attack on the Somali Internet, citizen surveillance schemes in Ukraine and India, and the UK's wayward new porn filters.

Arab Bloggers Demand Release of Rights Activists in Syria

A statement released at the 4th Arab Bloggers Meeting participants, supporting the release of Razan Zaitouneh, a human rights lawyer and the co-founder of Syria's Violations Documentation Center.

Digital Citizen المواطن الرقمي 1.0

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

Netizen Report: Skype Fears Regulation in France; Google Nixes Reader Everywhere

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 examine the "death" of Google Reader...

MENA Netizen Report: Porn Edition

Most of this month’s report was researched, edited, and written by Rayna St, Nermeen Edrees, and Hisham Almiraat. After a YouTube trailer named “The Innocence of Muslims” sparked a widespread...

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