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These posts are part of Advox, a Global Voices project dedicated to protecting freedom of expression online.

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Stories about Advox from November, 2018

29 November 2018

Meet the women's rights activists behind bars in Saudi Arabia

On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, human rights organisations continue to call for the release of jailed Saudi women activists.

27 November 2018

How will Google plug into China’s all-encompassing internet censorship regime?

How far is Google willing to go to get the Chinese government's blessing?

26 November 2018

Indonesian school teacher faces jail time for documenting sexual harassment

Public outrage forced the Attorney General's Office to suspend the jailing of the female teacher, who was sexually harassed by her boss.

24 November 2018

Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan

Last year, Taiwan’s National Security Bureau revealed that a significant volume of disinformation that had circulated on Taiwan social media networks came from “content farms” with China's Communist Party.

20 November 2018

Welcome to the ‘New Turkey': Five years after Gezi park, protesters face new threats of arrest

What seemed like a spike in repression against civil society advocates and intellectuals may actually be the new normal.

15 November 2018

Netizen Report: Tanzania’s crackdown on free speech targets media advocates from CPJ

Committee to Protect Journalists staffers were detained in Tanzania, China is flagging fake news on Weibo and activists across Africa face arrest on defamation charges.

9 November 2018

Algerian TV network director files defamation case against independent journalists

"When we denounce corruption and favouritism, it’s an act of patriotism....we are an actor of stability, seeking to drive the country in the right direction".

Western Saharan media activist Bashir Khadda suspends 45-day hunger strike in Moroccan prison

Khadda is among 25 activists prosecuted and jailed by Moroccan authorities for their roles in the 2010 Gdeim Izik protest movement.

6 November 2018

Political cartoonist Badiucao abruptly cancelled his Hong Kong exhibition — and then went silent

The event was seen by many as a test of the limits of free speech in Hong Kong.

5 November 2018

Apple censors sensitive words from device-engraving service in Hong Kong and China

Banned words include the names of current and former Chinese state leaders and the phrase "Taiwan independence".

2 November 2018

Lynch mobs in India, fake news in Brazil — when disinformation goes viral, should Facebook take action?

Facebook may still not know its power when it comes to disinformation.

1 November 2018

Netizen Report: How WhatsApp (and $3 million) helped carry Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro to victory

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