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· January, 2016

Stories about Censorship from January, 2016

12 January 2016

Saudi Arabia Arrests Samar Badawi for Tweeting on Behalf of Her Jailed Husband

Advox

Saudi Arabia arrested human rights activist Samar Badawi today allegedly for tweeting on behalf of her jailed husband, prominent human rights lawyer Waleed Abulkhair.

11 January 2016

Who Protects the Rights of Russian Internet Users? Not These Guys.

RuNet EchoAdvox

Russia's Internet ombudsman and Putin's new Internet advisor believe they have no business defending the rights of Internet users in Russia.

8 January 2016

Netizen Report: Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’ App is Under Fire in India, Offline in Egypt

Advox

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

6 January 2016

Ethiopia Protest Videos Show State Brutality, Despite Tech Barriers

Advox

Since student protests erupted in Ethiopia last November, mobile phone videos have offered a glimpse of the government's deadly crackdown on demonstrators.

5 January 2016

Inside Ethiopia's Self-Defeating Crackdown on Oromo Musicians

As government threatens and arrests Oromo artists while booting them off the airwaves, growing numbers are turning to the internet as their only avenue for self-expression.

3 January 2016

Hong Kong Bookseller's Disappearance Stokes Fears of Cross-Border Kidnaps by Mainland Chinese Police

"Hong Kong residents can be taken away by non-local law enforcers and the government will not protect you."

2 January 2016

‘The Dress’ Is Back, But This Time It's A Debate About Censorship on Russian TV

RuNet Echo

The new viral meme in question is the 1969 Soviet comedy classic The Diamond Arm. Did Russian TV delete a halo to spare Christians' hurt feelings?

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