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· November, 2013

Stories about Freedom of Speech from November, 2013

30 November 2013

VIDEOS: Ukraine's Police Brutally Beat #Euromaidan Protesters to “Clear” Square

In citizen photos and videos, police are seen beating protesters with batons, chasing unarmed protesters, and even kicking protesters that fall trying to escape.

29 November 2013

Impunity: The Biggest Threat to Freedom of Expression in Latin America

Spanish Police Attempt Dead-of-Night Shutdown of Valencia Public Broadcaster

Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El Fattah Arrested — Again

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Prominent Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested in Cairo late Thursday night. Supporters suspect the arrest took place under Egypt's new anti-protest law.

28 November 2013

Brazilian Athletes Go on Offensive for a ‘Better Football’

For the first time, a group of professional Brazilian football players are challenging the Brazilian Federation of Football (CBF) on players' rights without intermediaries.

South Korea Retaliates Against Outspoken Catholic Priest with ‘Pro-North’ Accusations

A Catholic priest vocal in his criticism against South Korea's president over her government's electioneering scandal has been branded a 'pro-North Korea sympathizer' and is under investigation.

27 November 2013

Egyptian Activists Arrested Under New Anti-Protest Law

Eighty-nine activists who are part of the No Military Trial campaign have been arrested by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior following new anti-protest law issued by interim president Adly Mansour.

26 November 2013

Chinese Local Media Silent on Deadly Qingdao Explosion

"Censorship will always exist, but the media's real strength of character can always find a way to show its courage and conscience."

Indonesia-Australia Diplomatic Tension Escalates Over Wiretapping

A diplomatic row erupted between Australia and Indonesia after a document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that Australia has been conducting spying operations against some Indonesian leaders

25 November 2013

South Korea's Spy Agency, Military Sent 24.2 Million Tweets to Manipulate Election

A recent investigation revealed that the latest presidential election manipulation was done systematically and on a massive scale. The South Korean Twittersphere is buzzing with angry comments.

Brazilian Activists Meet in Free Media Week in Rio de Janeiro

Story of a Democratic Blackout: Valencia's Public Television Shuts Down (Part 2)

In this second and final part of a series, we discuss the reactions and consequences on the shutdown of public television in Valencia, Spain.

Iran: Jailed Blogger Needs Urgent Medical Care

23 November 2013

Is South Korea Encouraging Portal Sites to Self-Censor?

The South Korean government has announced plans to allow large portal sites to censor or delete user comments that are deemed libelous or slanderous.

22 November 2013

VIDEO: Fighting Pakistan's YouTube Ban, One Hug at a Time

A YouTube mascot roams Karachi in protest of Pakistan's ban of the video-sharing website in a recently released clip. "If you want me back, hug me," the mascot says.

Protesters, Journalists Speak Out Against Japan's National Secrecy Bill

The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking Japan's national secrets, but critics fear it could curtail freedom of the press and the right to information.

Story of a Democratic Blackout: Valencia's Public Television Shuts Down (Part 1)

The announcement by the Valencian government on the afternoon of November 5 fell like a bucket of cold water among television and public radio workers in Valencia, Spain.

19 November 2013

Egyptian Satirist Bassem Youssef Terminates his TV Contract

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has decided to terminate his contract with the program's host channel, CBC. The saga continues after the popular show was taken off air.

Egypt: Mohamed Mahmoud Won't Be Forgotten

Back in November 2011, violent clashes erupted in Mohamed Mahmoud Street, in Cairo. Protests erupt two years later in remembrance

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