Stories about Advox from November, 2017
Journalists Face the Sharp End of Growing Violence and Insecurity in Afghanistan
Authorities are quick to hail the free press as an achievement, but slow to offer it protection.
Malaysian Authorities Blocked Websites Reporting on Massive Personal Data Theft Scandal
"I believe that you have a right to know about it, in a timely manner. Authorities can’t sit on the data for weeks without letting you know on any pretense."
Serbian Journalists Call on Citizens to Support a Media Freedom Campaign
Journalists and activists lead by the group ‘For Media Freedom’ took to the streets of five Serbian cities to pledge support from citizens for demands presented to the government.
Identity Theft Risk Prompts Estonia to Block the Certificates of 760,000 ID Cards
On November 4, 2017 the Estonian authorities disabled the certificates of more than 760,000 national electronic ID cards due to a security vulnerability that could have compromised cards issued between October 16, 2014 and October 26, 2017, and possibly even earlier. More so than most other countries, Estonia relies on...
Jordanian Cartoonist Goes to Trial For Drawing Jesus
The cartoon commented on the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, which sold church property to Israeli settler groups to pay off church debt.
When Citizens Rejected a Ban on WhatsApp and Telegram, Afghan Officials Backed Down
"The order must be immediately withdrawn, otherwise we put Ghani’s name in line with dictators like Putin, Bashar Assad, Kim Jong Un and many more."
#StopTheCrackdownVN: Global Groups Call for Human Rights Protection in Vietnam
Human rights groups are stepping up the campaign urging the Vietnamese government to release 165 prisoners and conscience and to stop the persecution of activists and bloggers.
Facebook's ‘Explore Feed’ Experiment Is Hurting Small Businesses, NGOs, and Political Groups in Cambodia
"By slicing news out of people’s feeds....Facebook has cut off a source of information for millions of Cambodians."
In India, Class and Gender Inequities Impede Justice for Sexual Harassment Victims
"...the entire justice system itself is aligned towards keeping patriarchy and caste system intact."
A Look Inside China's Propaganda Bureaucracy
How powerful is the Publicity Department of China's Communist Party? This article explores the history, functions, and expanding role of China's propaganda bureaucracy.
Netizen Report: Memes and ‘Obscene’ Messages Are Under Fire in Indonesia
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Freedom of Expression or ‘Obscene Representation'? The Case Against Indian Cartoonist Bala G
"The incident made me think that my children were burning. I have no words to express my sorrow, so I drew the cartoon out of rage."
Indonesian Police Go After Social Media Users for Mocking House Speaker
"What does it say about....Indonesia when a politician can continue to act with impunity, while somebody who spreads a meme about him gets arrested?"
Data and Democracy: What Role Did Cambridge Analytica Play in Kenya's Elections?
The data analysis company that helped Donald Trump's campaign claim victory in the US is working with Kenya's ruling party.
United Arab Emirates: Seven Months After Completing His Sentence, Blogger Osama Al-Najjar Remains in Prison
Osama Al-Najjar was arrested in 2014 for tweeting in support of his imprisoned father.
Macedonian Court Ruling Favors Formerly Jailed Journalist, Indicates Government Conspiracy
Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.
Moroccan Journalists Keep Fighting to Cover the Hirak Movement, Despite State Intimidation
Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.