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Stories about Censorship

19 April 2018

Netizen Report: Russia is blocking millions of IP addresses, all because of the Telegram #IPocalypse

Advox

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

16 April 2018

As Russian court announces Telegram ban, users stand defiant, amused… and worried

RuNet EchoAdvox

And as a year-long battle between Telegram and the Russian authorities ended with the decision to block the app, reaction to the announcement has been passionate and often derisive.

13 April 2018

Netizen Report: Around the World, Activists Demand Answers From Facebook

Advox

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

12 April 2018

#KnowYourDictator: Political Emigres and Their Hashtags Haunt Azerbaijan's Re-elected Strongman

The Bridge

Having largely suffocated opposition at home, newly-elected President Ilham Aliyev is finding ways to hurt activists living abroad.

11 April 2018

Ugandan Government Plans to Tax Social Media Users for Too Much Gossip

Advox

"Uganda wants to profit where it did not invest. Social media owners gave it out for free and you wanna tax it?"

No Laughing Matter: China Shuts Down Popular Joke-Sharing App

Advox

"A country, a government, a supervision department. They are all scared of a joke-sharing application."

9 April 2018

By Attempting to Curb Disinformation on Slain Politician Marielle Franco, a Brazilian Judge Hands Facebook Censorship Powers

Advox

The order could set a dangerous precedent for freedom of speech online in the country.

Russian Newspaper Closes After Years of Tense, Often Violent Confrontation with Security Services

RuNet EchoAdvox

In an op-ed announcing the newspaper’s closure, the acting editor Yuri Grozmani said he had little hope for domestic prosecution of FSB officers complicit in the act of censorship

How Nationalism Played a Role in Preserving Orthodox Christian Cultural Heritage During the Soviet Union Era

Some of the artistic legacies of Orthodox Christian religion were used to promote patriotic pride during the Soviet Union era.

6 April 2018

Netizen Report: Malaysia Outlaws ‘Fake News’ — Will Singapore Be Next?

Advox

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

5 April 2018

Tracking Russian Online Interference Teaches Valuable Lessons on Improving News Quality

RuNet Echo

Years before scandal about Russian trolling erupted into global view, independent researchers had already documented the phenomenon.

Indian Government Threatens to Revoke Media Accreditation Over ‘Fake News’

Advox

New federal guidelines in India which states that journalists can lose accreditation if found spreading "fake" or "uncomfortable" news raises an issue of media-surveillance.

23 March 2018

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

Advox

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

21 March 2018

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

Advox

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

18 March 2018

When Indigenous Girls are Raped and Assaulted in Bangladesh, a Queen Rises Up in Solidarity

From 2013 to 2017, violence was committed against 364 indigenous women and girls. In January 2018, 10 women and girls were raped and three of them were killed after rape.

16 March 2018

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

Advox

"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."

Netizen Report: Internet Censorship Bill Looms Large Over Egypt

Advox

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

14 March 2018

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

Advox

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

13 March 2018

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

Advox

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?

12 March 2018

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

Advox

"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...

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