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· March, 2018

Stories about Digital Activism from March, 2018

‘They Beat Me Everyday With an Electric Cable…They Smashed My Head Into the Walls’

Lensa, who is from Ethiopia, is one of many migrant domestic workers in Lebanon forced to work and live in difficult conditions under Lebanon's notorious "kafala" (meaning sponsorship) system.

Netizen Report: Ethiopia Arrests Leading Journalists and Activists in ‘State of Emergency’

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

False Reports Spread Online After the Murder of Brazilian Activist and Politician Marielle Franco

Fake rumors about the personal life and activism of murdered Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco were shared by several right-wing groups and personalities.

Tuberculosis Survivors Advocate To Eradicate The Disease From India

Community mobilization is key to ending Tuberculosis in India. The survivors of this disease are sharing their stories to strengthen the fight to eradicate TB from India.

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

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

“Africa and the Poetry of News”: Global Voices Hosts a Twitter Chat for World Poetry Day

To honor World Poetry Day on March 21, 2018, Global Voices sub-Saharan Africa team will host a Twitter chat on "Africa and the Poetry of News." Join us! #GVSSA #Poetrynews

Netizen Report: Internet Censorship Bill Looms Large Over Egypt

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

Netizen Report: Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media Amid Sectarian Violence

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

Evidence Says Iran Throttled Telegram Connections After January Protests

User reports and various data suggests even after the Iranian government removed censorship on the popular messaging and social media platform, they were still slowing down speeds.

Slovak Bloggers and European Leaders Demand Justice for Slain Journalist Ján Kuciak

"Supranational law enforcement tools must be established urgently to punish the killers. Strong words won't deliver justice."

Here’s What We Learned from the Online Database of Vietnam’s Political Prisoners

A new data set proves that persecution of dissent increased in 2017.

Guinean Blogger Sally Bilaly Sow: “Accountability Must Be in the Minds of Every Citizen”

"Today, Guinean bloggers are indispensable actors in the construction of a new and democratic Guinea."

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