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28 March 2017
Iranians See Arrests and Intimidation of Telegram Administrators and Journalists Ahead of the Elections
Revolutionary Guards have previously attempted to limit Telegram's free flow of information with arrests for immoral or obscene content. This is the first time crackdowns have focused on political affiliation.
26 March 2017
"They killed Miroslava for talking, for making information that society demands to be public, and for annoying the powerful, in all its forms."
23 March 2017
A Brazilian blogger is forced to identify his sources, Iran cracks down on speech pre-election, and Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission hears testimony from bloggers persecuted under Ben Ali.
"Making threats through social media is a criminal offence, but making accusations is not. In interpreting the new act, the courts must ensure [...] the right to freedom of expression.”
22 March 2017
21 March 2017
"If the Tambourine Army believe they have exhausted all avenues of ‘proper’ ways to advocate, then I say do what you must, but please don’t give up the fight."
On 20 March police arrested human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor from his home. Meanwhile, UAE authorities have refused to release Osama al-Najjar, despite him having served out his prison sentence.
18 March 2017
17 March 2017
16 March 2017
UAE authorities took issue with a Facebook post that Tayseer al-Najjar published before he had even moved to the country.
Censorship is up in France, China is censoring scientists (again), and Facebook tells developers to stop using network data for surveillance.
14 March 2017
Fundamentalist backlash to a magazine article has thrown civil society in Douma and Eastern Ghouta into turmoil, as activists and journalists struggle to get back to work.
13 March 2017
Vanja Lazarova became part of digital activism history in Macedonia after her tough circumstances late in life inspired the innovative use of Facebook as a tool to petition the government.
12 March 2017
"By advising him to sue internet publications, they are really doing him a bad turn."
A rally, a crackdown and a diplomatic standoff that stands to benefit nationalist politicians in both countries, but almost no-one else.
11 March 2017
10 March 2017
A combination of political and economic pressures at local universities are laying the ground for an unsettling compromise.
South Africa's Minister of State Security announced that his government is contemplating regulating social media to counter false narratives and the spread of fake news.
8 March 2017
A group of socialist activists in St. Petersburg is using guerilla advertising to show the city a different way to acknowledge International Women's Day.