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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 June, 2019

28 June 2019

Netizen Report: Conflict triggers internet shutdowns in Mauritania, Myanmar and Ethiopia (again)

Struggles for political power in Myanmar, Mauritania and Ethiopia led to widespread shutdowns of internet services this week.

27 June 2019

China's censored histories: The evolving blacklist on Tiananmen Massacre

The blacklist shows an ongoing struggle between those vowing never to forget and authorities attempting to erase this piece of history from collective memory. 

26 June 2019

Turkey’s ‘Academics for Peace’ defend their beliefs from prison cells and exile

Turkish universities are being gutted of critical thinkers while academics serve time for showing solidarity with their fellow citizens.

24 June 2019

Myanmar disables internet access in conflict areas of Rakhine and Chin states

The government and operators did not specify when access to the internet will be restored.

21 June 2019

Netizen Report: Lawyers seek court challenge against Ethio Telecom over internet shutdown

Pakistani bloggers face threats for online speech, Algeria shuts down social media and Indonesian police say they’re "cyber patrolling" WhatsApp.

19 June 2019

Hong Kong press watchdog calls for investigation into police abuse against 26 journalists during protests

"Journalist watchdog recorded 10 cases of police officers firing tear gas bombs at close range towards reporters, 3 of whom were hit on the head."

16 June 2019

Australia’s digital rights advocates and tech sector push back against law undermining encryption

"The new legislation directly targets encryption and basically coerces developers, device manufacturers and service providers to allow the government to spy on people’s encrypted data."

14 June 2019

Indonesia’s post-election riots led to free speech violations

"While we understand the government’s intention to stop the distribution of false information and protect the public, the decision has also inadvertently restricted public’s access to factual information."

Netizen Report: Amid demonstrations for democracy, Sudanese civilians face military violence — and internet shutdowns

From Kazakhstan to Khartoum to Hong Kong, protests brought internet shutdowns and online attacks this week.

In Hong Kong, authorities arrest the administrator of a Telegram protest group—and force him to hand over a list of its members

A list of members of the group-- which numbers between 20,000 and 30,000 people--, as well as all the messages exchanged in the secure chat, have been exposed to the...

13 June 2019

The Ivan Golunov phenomenon: a brief moment of solidarity and euphoria in Putin’s Russia

RuNet Echo

Many are calling for more action to punish law enforcement forces that fabricated the case.

7 June 2019

Police raids on major media organisations expose lack of press freedom in Australia

"These continued attacks on press freedoms in Australia should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Freedom of the Press to scrutinise the Govt is crucial to liberal democracy."

4 June 2019

Tinder now required to share user data with Russian authorities

RuNet Echo

The app is now legally required to store users' data for six months and provide it to the Russian authorities at their request.

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