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· June, 2017

Stories about Freedom of Speech from June, 2017

30 June 2017

Brazilian Justice Rules in Favor of Satirical Website After Seven Years of Censorship

Advox

Using parody, the website drew attention to the skewed coverage of the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, one of the largest in Brazil. Nevertheless, it was shut down.

Is It the 20th Anniversary of Unification With China…or the Fall of Hong Kong?

Hong Kongers have several reasons to be unhappy with the city's relationship with China.

29 June 2017

Netizen Report: Venezuela's Conflict Moves From the Streets to the Screen

Advox

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

27 June 2017

At Thailand's Request, YouTube Blocks Video Clip of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’

Advox

"Juntaland's dictator blocking Charlie Chaplin's satirical film mocking dictator is hilariously insane and dictatorial," wrote a journalist on Twitter.

Satirical Cartoonists Take Aim at Bulgaria's Media Distribution ‘Monopoly’

"When holding this newspaper is a reason for jealousy. There is expression, but no freedom. #Prass-Press"

26 June 2017

Mexico's Drug War Makes Everyone a Target

Advox

The rise in use of digital surveillance tools has become part and parcel of Mexico's ongoing internal armed conflict.

An Angolan Governor Loses His Job After Criticizing His Own Political Party in an Interview

Isaac Maria dos Anjos, ex-governor of the Angolan provínce of Benguela, is famous for his criticisms of the ruling MPLA party.

Is the End Near for Telegram in Russia?

RuNet EchoAdvox

Blocking Telegram in Russia would surely decrease its popularity, but there is no guarantee that it will help stifle communication among violent extremist groups.

25 June 2017

False Rumors of a Collapsed Tunnel in Madagascar Raise Questions about Cybercrime and Punishment

Advox

Moral of the story so far: No one is anonymous behind his screen; don’t take everything that is said on the internet at face value.

23 June 2017

Netizen Report: Arrest and Web Censorship Spark Online Protests in Palestine

Advox

Activists expose Mexico's multi-million dollar surveillance market, spy tech threatens Chinese jaywalkers and Twitter suspends Venezuelan state supporters.

21 June 2017

How the Mexican Government Puts Citizens Under Systematic Surveillance

Advox

Evidence shows that espionage tools have been used for years against Mexican activists, journalists and people who hold dissenting opinions or oppose the current government in some form.

Angered by Online Censorship, Palestinians Say #NoToBlocking

Advox

Blocked websites are known for their criticism of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.

19 June 2017

‘Who Has the Most Selfies?’ Council of Bloggers Meets for First Time in Russian Parliament

RuNet Echo

"I have more than ten thousand [selfies]," firebrand politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky joked. "Who has more than me? No one!"

Five Years on, Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi's Family Repeats Call for His Release

Advox

Miriam was a four-year-old the last time she saw her father: "I try to remember you. Your voice, your hugs, but I can’t."

18 June 2017

Palestinian Authority Once Again Censors Websites of Rivals and Critics

Advox

The blocked websites have been critical of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.

17 June 2017

Japan's Controversial Anticonspiracy Bill Becomes Law

"It's possible that the law, which is intended to deal with organized crime groups, will expand to affect ordinary citizens."

15 June 2017

Netizen Report: China Has a New Cybersecurity Law

Advox

Online censorship keeps rising in Egypt, Rouhani’s ICT Minister brags of Internet censorship in Iran and Venezuela tests the boundaries of online anonymity.

#FreeNassar: Palestinian Authority Arrests a Student Over a Facebook Post

Advox

Nassar Jaradat criticized a Palestinian official who stated that the Western Wall should “remain under Israeli sovereignty".

14 June 2017

After Campaigning on Internet Freedom, Iranian President's ICT Minister Boasts of Internet Censorship

Advox

ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi announced that Rouhani had effectively improved methods to control the Internet space as well as shut down a number of platforms.

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