Stories about Advox from August, 2015
Telegram has been complying with the Iranian government to block features, a cause for privacy concerns on a platform that boasts secure communication.
Though Wikipedia has tried to circumvent Russian censors' demands to remove content, the Kremlin seems intent on blocking the website at all costs.
Vladimir Putin's spokesman is back in the news, after Internet users discovered this weekend that Yandex, the country’s most popular search engine, might be censoring itself to protect him.
Wikipedia is trying something new in the fight against Russian censorship, and it might actually work.
"It is highly unlikely that this move is intended to achieve anything other than the shutting down of criticism."
How one small oppositionist news website has gobbled up almost half the Russian Attorney General's online censorship efforts.
Russian censors have blocked another YouTube video, although it did not violate any Russian laws. Instead, an offending user comment under the video caused Roscomnadzor to ban the page wholesale.
Despite the PM's reassurance that "people can talk or write whatever they like," authorities have been cracking down on speech.
The Zone9ers' trial has been postponed 33 times, for reasons ranging from the banal to the bizarre. They may finally learn their fate this Wednesday, at their next court date.
Last weekend, in an appeals case by one newspaper against the government, state censors finally revealed specifically why they banned several news stories last year about a protest in Siberia.
To what extent, should conspiracy theories enjoy free speech protections? Three members of the Global Voices community share their thoughts.
"Those who illogically write against religion in blogs are also extremists," said a high police official.
Pro-Kurdish and leftist media sites are among the 96 websites most recently blocked by Turkish authorities.
If commercial restrictions on accessing overseas sites becomes common practice, the Chinese Internet could become a de facto domestic network for the majority of Internet users.
"We must never forget abuses of power today. You can suspend The Edge but you can't suspend truth!"
"To demand action and accountability from the state, Rilwan’s well-wishers started the #FindMoyameehaa campaign – the first of its kind in the Maldives."
“No Country For Secular Bloggers”: Niloy Neel is the Fourth Bangladeshi Blogger To Be Killed in 2015
"How many more bloggers must be murdered before the government acts decisively to stem the violence and impunity?"
Until now, managing online discourse has been delegated to Internet content providers on a largely ad hoc basis.
India's overreaching ban on pornography sites was lifted less than a week after it was laid down, in the wake of heavy criticism. But the mockery of government continues.
One Facebook user threatened to choke her. Two days later, on August 4, Inji Pennu's Facebook account was suspended.