4 October 2015
The Chinese government's anti-graft campaign, aimed at weeding out corrupt government officials, has been criticized for hindering economic growth and seen as an excuse to crack down on political opponents.
3 October 2015
"David Cameron must listen with an open heart and mind to the call for reparations, and have the courage to do what is right."
Activists are calling upon the Syrian government to immediately release imprisoned Syrian-Palestinian blogger Bassel Khartabil (Safadi) after he was moved from his prison to an unknown location earlier today.
A week ahead of what would be the start of Russian airstrikes against targets inside Syria, @RuGovEdits again started tracking regular activity on Wikipedia by people using Russian government IPs.
2 October 2015
Yasin Al Hajj Saleh is a teacher of hope. If he was able to smile in the face of hope, what is your excuse?
"The single benefit is to the government and security agencies. They will be able to secretly wiretap, filter, and censor everything that is sent and received by every Internet user."
On the first anniversary of the Iguala mass kidnapping, Droncita's first act was to graffiti a portrait of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, demanding his resignation.
"Some get rich by exporting #beef, some die for consuming it? What warped & perverse nationalism is this ban fanning?"
Officials in Nepal have accused India of imposing an “unofficial economic blockade,” as it is preventing Indian trucks carrying supplies from entering Nepal near the Madhes border zone.
1 October 2015
Civil liberties defenders say a pending bill could catapult France into a new position of power in the field of international Internet surveillance.
Brazilian legislators seek to undercut the Marco Civil while Ecuador’s president wields tools of censorship to avoid hurt feelings.
The leak by Anonymous International reveals plans for the concept of a “national information platform” in Russia, which effectively describes the creation of an alternative Russian Internet.
30 September 2015
XcodeGhost has infected thousands of iOS apps and potentially affected hundreds of millions of users as WeChat was also inserted with the malware.
29 September 2015
"Material Evidence" is one of few pro-Putin Internet projects connected to Russia's "troll factories" with a significant offline trail. Because of this, we can trace its operations unusually well.
"People are working for the promotion of Putin's "Russian World" into the minds of Kazakh children. In my opinion, this is ideological sabotage."
RuNet Echo showcases what about Putin's speech in New York seemed to resonate best with Russian-speaking Twitter users.
"The [Occupy Central] movement suggests that both the Internet and Hong Kong are at a crossroads, that both cannot take its freedoms for granted," writes Lokman Tsui.
28 September 2015
When those seeking refuge pass through areas like the Serbia-Croatia border crossing, they've already travelled many, many miles—but for most of them it's a mere fraction of the total journey.
Once a year, long-distance athletes from all over the world run 246 kilometers from Athens to Sparta, participating in what is considered the world's "most grueling race"—the Spartathlon.