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Stories about Advox from March, 2018

Netizen Report: Ethiopia Arrests Leading Journalists and Activists in ‘State of Emergency’

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Tunisian MPs Propose Legislation Criminalising ‘Cyber Defamation’

"This bill is the result of a repressive mindset restrictive of freedoms, reflecting a nostalgia for the dictatorship era".

Netizen Report: Network Shutdowns Threaten Communities in Syria, Venezuela, Pakistan

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

#SayNOto66d: Documenting the Surge of Online Defamation Cases in Myanmar

The #SayNOto66d website documents online defamation cases in Myanmar while providing information tools to support the campaign to repeal the law.

How a Viral Eye Roll Broke the Silence on China's Heavily Censored Web

"The rolling eyes are like a bolt of lightening that destroys tens of thousands expressions of praise and outshines speeches made by hundreds of thousands of brain-dead people."

Iranian Detainees Face Privacy Violations, Public Smear Campaigns

Two cases in Iran highlight new signs of violations of due process and in how personal electronic devices are seized and the right to privacy is violated.

Netizen Report: Internet Censorship Bill Looms Large Over Egypt

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Is Censorship Coming Back to Tunisia? Court Order Bans ‘Blue Whale’ Online Game

The implications of this decision, if upheld on appeal, would set a new precedent for internet censorship in Tunisia.

Can Germany's ‘Lex Facebook’ Be Saved? A Business and Human Rights Analysis

Germany's NetzDG forces companies to police hate speech or face astronomical fines for persistent violations of up to 50 million Euro. Is this a good way to solve the problem?

Why Isn't Mexico's Government Surveillance Investigation Moving Forward?

"Most likely, the politicians who used this software are slowing down the investigation [In Mexico] it is still better to pray to the Virgin Mary for justice than it is...

Prominent Chinese Feminist Social Media Account Shuttered on International Women’s Day

"...[T]he Chinese government does not understand feminism, does not understand what feminists are doing, and does not understand what they are advocating."

Netizen Report: Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media Amid Sectarian Violence

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Evidence Says Iran Throttled Telegram Connections After January Protests

User reports and various data suggests even after the Iranian government removed censorship on the popular messaging and social media platform, they were still slowing down speeds.

Slovak Bloggers and European Leaders Demand Justice for Slain Journalist Ján Kuciak

"Supranational law enforcement tools must be established urgently to punish the killers. Strong words won't deliver justice."

Murder of Investigative Journalist Ján Kuciak Shakes Slovak Society

"Judging by the past affairs in Slovakia, as well as experience with similar events in the world, it is very unlikely that we have will see justice. However, in order...

Lantern Festival Riddles Outwit and Enrage Chinese Censorship Authorities

By posting riddles, Chinese netizens have found a way to safely criticize the recent constitutional amendment proposal regarding the abolition of the two-term presidential limit.

Here’s What We Learned from the Online Database of Vietnam’s Political Prisoners

A new data set proves that persecution of dissent increased in 2017.

Netizen Report: Tunisian Court Refuses to Ban Online LGBTQ Radio Shams Rad

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world.

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