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· August, 2013

Stories about Freedom of Speech from August, 2013

29 August 2013

“Me & My Shadow”: Protecting Data on the Net

The Internet, mobile phones, and other such achievements of progress have become essential aspects of human existence, and have simplified communication between people and integrated them into a new space.

A Historian's Pessimistic Farewell to Macedonia

China's Decision on Cultural Reform

27 August 2013

China Detains Prominent Online Critic on Prostitution Solicitation Charge

Web users are speculating that the charge against Charles Xue is part of a scheme by authorities to control influential liberals online.

25 August 2013

Chelsea Manning Case Surfaces Issues of Transparency, Security, Journalism, and Sexuality

What Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning's case means for whistleblowers, journalism, state secrecy, security, and the transgender community.

24 August 2013

PHOTOS: Mapping Urban Art in Buenos Aires and Beyond

A group of Argentines invite you to share and map images of graffiti from your city.

Charges Dropped for South Korean Indicted for Retweeting North Korean Messages

23 August 2013

Jamaican Media “Won't Call a Spade a Spade”

The questionable newspaper coverage of a fatal accident in Jamaica has one blog challenging the relevance of the country's mainstream media - not an uncommon gripe with regional netizens.

22 August 2013

Bradley Manning's Sentence Could Chill Investigate Journalism

Kyrgyz Press: Shocking Titles, Latest Tattle

Kyrgyz newspapers are hotbeds of hearsay. Thanks to Gezitter.org, a blog translating their pages into Russian, non-Kyrgyz readers can also enjoy - or endure - the barrage of gossip.

Which Flavor of China's Wildly Popular WeChat Will You Get?

Tencent offers two versions of WeChat, a "sanitized" one for mainland Chinese and an uncensored one for international users, yet some Chinese language accounts registered from overseas also encounter censorship.

21 August 2013

Death Threats Follow Cartoonist Latuff's Criticism of Brazil's Military Police

Known for political cartoons drawn with simple strokes and acidic humor, cartoonist Carlos Latuff believes he is in danger due to his recent jabs at the military police.

20 August 2013

School Teacher Becomes Target of Political Prosecution in Hong Kong

Pro-Beijing groups and the Hong Kong government are going after a school teacher who swore at police officers as they allowed a group of Falun Gong protesters to be harassed.

19 August 2013

30 Years Ago: Remembering The Anti-Tamil Pogrom And Riots In Sri Lanka

Saudi Judge to Jailed Activist: You Need a Lawyer? Aren't You a Man?

Umar Al-Saeed is the youngest ACPRA member to face trial and imprisonment for his opinions and activism. He is in jail because he refused to be interrogated without a lawyer.

Thailand Wants to Monitor Conversations on LINE App

The proposal is intended to monitor online threats to national security. LINE has 15 million subscribers in Thailand.

15 August 2013

Russian Police: Now Raiding Opposition Activists Without Warrants

RuNet Echo

Moscow police forced entry into a flat used by pro-Navalny activists, cutting down their reinforced door after they refused to let anyone in without a search warrant.

14 August 2013

Journalists Covering Egypt Shot At, Arrested and Threatened

"We just got shot at by birdshot trying to get into the Rabaa sit-in, crouching behind car," tweets Bel Trew, from Cairo, Egypt.

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