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Arrest Over a Facebook Rant Brings Trinidad & Tobago's Cybercrime Legislation Into Sharp Focus

"Overbroad content offences are always illegitimate, but are particularly dangerous online, where many people are still in the process of discovering their voic...   [ continue reading...]

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Bahraini Rights Activist Ebtisam Al-Saegh Charged Under Terrorism Law

Bahraini authorities have constantly harassed Al-Saegh because of her rights activism.   [ continue reading...]

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Russia's Parliament Went on a Censorship Binge Today

The Kremlin is cracking down on online anonymity. Again.   [ continue reading...]

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Lebanese Government Bans All Protests Right Before a Syrian Refugee Solidarity Sit-In

Activists called for a protest after four Syrian refugees died while in the custody of the Lebanese army.   [ continue reading...]

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Kyrgyzstan Blocks Archive.org on ‘Extremism’ Grounds

Russia also moved to block the website and its popular 'Wayback Machine' two years ago.   [ continue reading...]

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Netizen Report: Authorities in China and Indonesia Threaten Whatsapp, Telegram Over Political Content

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.   [ continue reading...]

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“In Spain We Have The Best System To Get Rid Of Racism – Denying It Exists.”

"...I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this is happening in this country, my country, to those who aren't like us... It is racism."   [ continue reading...]

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Poles Rally to Defend the Independent Judiciary From Ruling Party's Reforms

"Warsaw rally for #democracy and #ruleoflaw in #Poland continues... Candles symbolise hope for freedom and a better future."   [ continue reading...]

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Ethiopia's Music of Resistance Stays Strong, Despite Repression

Amid wide-scale protests and a violent government crackdown, Afan Oromo musicians have begun to rise as a visible — and audible — driving inspiratio...   [ continue reading...]

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China's Xinjiang Residents Are Being Forced to Install Surveillance Apps on Mobile Phones

Local netizens reported that police officers at check points are randomly searching residents' devices to see if they have installed the surveillance app.   [ continue reading...]

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In State of Emergency, Turkey Jails Six Human Rights Defenders Pending Trial

"The accusations of aiding an armed terrorist organisation against them are groundless. Workshops of this kind are common, essential education for human rights...   [ continue reading...]

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The Venezuelan People's Vote of Rebellion

"Wherever we may be, Venezuelans just want to vote. Even when we have to organize the elections ourselves. To vote and vote, even if the government denies us th...   [ continue reading...]

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Censorship After Death: Chinese Netizens Quietly Mourn Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

"After [Liu Xiaobo's] death, any mention of his name in English and Chinese is enough to get messages blocked."   [ continue reading...]

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Censorship After Death: Chinese Netizens Quietly Mourn Nobel Laureate Liu XiaoboCensorship After Death: Chinese Netizens Quietly Mourn Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

"After [Liu Xiaobo's] death, any mention of his name in English and Chinese is enough to get messages blocked.""After [Liu Xiaobo's] death, any mention of his n...   [ continue reading...]

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An Indian Woman's Eco-Friendly Venture Creates Paper Gifts That Grow Into Plants

"Just think about it, the packets that end up on a street corner or in a dump grow into a plant."   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh's ICT Act Paved the Way for Hundreds Lawsuits Over Online Speech

There are currently 319 cases being heard in the courts under Bangladesh's notoriously broad ICT Act. Many of them involve lawsuits against journalists.   [ continue reading...]

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Pop Band's Music Video Parodies Junta Rule in Thailand

The video, which is still available on YouTube, immediately went viral.   [ continue reading...]

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Understanding Puerto Rico's Struggles With Washington Through Satire

Juice Media's 'Honest Government Adverts' pose a simple question: Are you ready for this much honesty?   [ continue reading...]

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Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics

In the face of government repression, Afan Oromo musicians have risen as a visible -- and audible -- source of inspiration for the opposition movement.   [ continue reading...]

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Papua New Guinea Court Issues Gag Order Against Blogger Critical of Electoral Commissioner

"Dear all, Since I have been restrained by the courts I will be tweeting this image daily until such time I am allowed to tweet freely."   [ continue reading...]

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