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· February, 2018

Stories about Digital Activism from February, 2018

São Paulo City Hall's Official Facebook Page Is Blocking Users Who Criticise the Mayor

The revelations cast light on the uncharted legal territory of how official digital accounts of public institutions are administrated when they are hosted by private platforms, such as Facebook.

Lynching of Indigenous Man in India's Kerala Exposes Intolerance Towards Minorities

"People who are trying to find romanticised reasons for the murder, it is only because he was an Adivasi, he was killed."

Photoshopped Image of Christ Reveals Limits of Spain's Right to Free Expression

The fine imposed on a young man from Andalucia opened an intense debate about censorship in Spain.

Mexico's Electoral Authority Announces Collaboration with Facebook, Casting Doubt on its Credibility

Social media are accusing the INE of creating "fake news" for having made false claims about an agreement with Facebook.

Netizen Report: Mexican NGOs Push for Independent Investigation of Malware Attacks

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

Laughing in the Face of an Internet Shutdown In Bangladesh

"To stop the leaks, better to cancel the exam rather than shutting the internet down. Then you won't have to worry about leaks anymore."

Men's Health Magazine in Kazakhstan Says Nuts to Women's Health

"If there are feminist campaigns, there should be jokes about feminist campaigns, otherwise it is discrimination against men."

Serbian Journalists Face Harassment for Investigating Spending by Defense Minister (and His ‘Aunt From Canada’)

In spite of threats, investigative journalists keep demanding accountability from Serbian Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vulin.

Netizen Report: In Leaked Docs, European Commission Says Tech Companies Should Self-Regulate on Harmful Speech

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

‘India’s Only Positive Newspaper’ Brings Readers a Dose of Hope

"We felt if negative news and stories can bring about such negative actions, why not publish and present positive stories that can bring about a larger positive impact."

An Introduction to #MeToo in Japan

How is Japan experiencing its own #MeToo moment?

After Alleged Election Fraud and Protests, Honduran Congress Moves to Regulate Hate Speech Online

Hondurans fear censorship as congress debates Internet and social media regulation.

Netizen Report: Cyber Attacks Sideline Independent Media in Azerbaijan, Philippines

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

‘According to the Digital Security Law, I am a Spy': Bangladeshi Journalists Defend Their Right to Investigate

"The Digital Security Act (2018) is an Eyewash. It is section 57 (ICT Act) for all intent and purposes. All the provisions have merely been redistributed among other sections."

Nina Paley's ‘Seder-Masochism’ Film Explores Patriarchy in the Book of Exodus Through Animated Ancient Idols

"My interpretation of Exodus is that it's the establishment of complete patriarchy, the elimination of any remaining goddess-worship from older times."

It Is Not Only LGBT Jamaicans Who Welcome the Government's Ban of Controversial U.S. Preacher

"The Caribbean region has had a long history of oppressive teachings in the name of church and evangelism. We now need to facilitate healing and protection from further division [...]"

Netizen Report: The Rising Cost of Cameroon's Internet Shutdowns

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

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