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Stories about Advox from May, 2018

29 May 2018

‘We'll find you and hang you': Russian bloggers threatened for their efforts at doxxing pro-government Cossacks

RuNet Echo

"It all started with some attempts at hacking the Telegram bot, and then some pretty real threats started pouring in."

27 May 2018

Acquittal of Fiji Times sedition case hailed as victory for press freedom in Oceania

"It has become quite obvious that the government of Fiji has continued to charge people with sedition to suppress freedom of speech and also political dissent."

25 May 2018

Russian anti-corruption activists are jailed for ‘inciting riots’ based on their tweets and retweets

RuNet Echo

"...here goes another 'organizing a rally by retweet.' Looks like this time they’re just locking up everyone."

24 May 2018

Mexico's new copyright law allows censorship of online content, rights advocates warn

The Mexican chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation warned that the approved changes "criminalize the act of publishing" and "legalize acts of violating the fundamental and constitutional rights..."

Malaysia’s new government urged to implement media reforms

"These are the principles that have now evolved after much pain and argument in most modern democracies and Malaysia would do well to join them."

23 May 2018

Tunisian journalists say police union attacks are having a chilling effect on press freedom

Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.

19 May 2018

Netizen Report: What do Iran, Pakistan and Russia have in common? They all ban Telegram.

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

18 May 2018

Was Bangkok Post editor Umesh Pandey fired for mismanagement or political pressure?

"I rather lose my position than to bow my head."

In the fight against pro-Kremlin bots, tech companies are suspending regular users

RuNet Echo

Tech companies' one-size-fits-all approach to bot-hunting seems to have dragged a number of innocent victims in its nets.

10 May 2018

Montenegrins protest the latest armed attack on journalist, demand end to impunity

After an attack in which journalist Olivera Lakić was shot in the leg, several hundred Montenegrins protested in Podgorica, demanding end to impunity and life without fear.

9 May 2018

As Russia's government effort to ban Telegram falters, digital activists are pranking the censorship agency

RuNet Echo

Tech-savvy Russians are having fun at the censorship agency's expense while it's attempting to ban their favorite messenger.

Cambodia's last independent news site sold to PR firm that worked for the ruling party

"Our editor-in-chief was fired because he stood up for independent journalism and refused to take down an article shedding light on our new publisher."

8 May 2018

Uzbekistan releases its “last detained journalists”

For the first time in last two decades, there is not a single journalist behind bars in Uzbekistan, once one of the world's most despotic countries.

7 May 2018

‘You and this loss will never be forgotten': The deadly realities of media work in Afghanistan

"What a painful day. What a hard job. What a dark time in Kabul. TariqMajidi is covering the funeral of his colleague."

5 May 2018

‘Peppa Pig’ has gotten too naughty for China's censors

A subculture connecting the cartoon character “Peppa Pig” with “Shehuiren”, a term that refers to organized crime syndicates, has resulted in a muddy puddle for the popular porker.

3 May 2018

Netizen Report: In Afghanistan and Pakistan, journalists honor slain colleagues on World Press Freedom Day

We dedicate this edition to journalists who have been threatened or killed this year, in honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2018.

1 May 2018

In Mexico, an indigenous community telco will continue to operate — for now

Rising Voices

"For us, the fact that we had to pay a million pesos meant that we would stop operating."

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