Stories about Advox from November, 2014
The Story Behind Iran's Censorship Redirect Page
When Internet users in Iran try to access a blocked website, they're taken to www.peyvandha.ir. The page has changed throughout the years, reflecting the government's evolving approach to censorship.
Authorities Take Healthy Milk Activist to Court in Serbia
Serbian authorities have increasingly been calling online activists in for questioning. Now activist Marko Živković is being called into court for publicly complaining about milk regulations 20 months ago.
The Silent Crackdown on Serbian Media
"Censorship is no longer a relic of the past, it's the present that we must fight against."
China Touts Local Ground Rules for the Global Internet
While attendees at last week's World Internet Conference in China enjoyed relatively open Internet access, thousands of websites were blocked throughout much of the country.
Venezuela: Draft Law Would Criminalize Online Protest, Remove Checks on Surveillance
Under the law, a person using digital media to “promote or attack the constitutional order” or “disrupt public peace” could face between one and five years behind bars.
University Teacher Unpopular with Islamist Hardliners Is Killed in Bangladesh
Professor Shafiul Islam, a professor of sociology in Rajshahi University was attacked with a machete by unknown assailants outside his home in Rajshahi city on November 15. He died from his injuries in a nearby hospital some hours later. According to news reports, the professor led a push to ban students wearing...
At Home and Around the World, Supporters Demand Justice for Vietnamese Blogger Dang Xuan Dieu
A former inmate released from detention last month revealed that the activist blogger is being tortured in prison. Supporters in Vietnam and around the world are campaigning for his release.
Online Campaign to Support Russian LGBT Teens Is Charged with ‘Gay Propaganda’
It is hard to underestimate the chilling effect the crackdown on Children-404 might have. The LGBT community is one of the least respected, most maligned groups in Russian society.
The Gambia: Blogger Arrested, then Freed As Online Outrage Escalates
The blogger was released as students planned mass demonstrations to demand his freedom. His arrest attracted substantial condemnation on social media.
Venezuela: E-Commerce Bill Would Give Authorities New Avenue for Online Censorship
The first draft of the e-commerce bill grants the telecommunications authority new powers to block websites found in breach of the bill's restrictions.
After 25 Years, Have Hungarians Finally Realized They Live in a Democracy?
The notion that Hungary is becoming an 'illiberal state' is nothing new. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hungarians are standing up to demand a real democracy.
Mexico: Shots Fired at Transparency Expert on University Campus
Violence continues unabated in Mexico: Ernesto Villanueva, a lawyer specializing in transparency and freedom of expression, was attacked by a gunman on a university campus.
Corporate Critics Say Vietnam's New Tech Regulations Are Bad for Business
Vietnam has drafted two Internet-related decrees which impose stricter regulations on tech companies, Internet users, and online transactions. Are these regulations necessary or are they excessive?
Apple's China Experience Sours as State Hackers Target iCloud Data
Experts see the attacks as emblematic of the proverbial price paid by foreign companies that choose to make their services available in China.