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1 December 2016

Stories from 1 December 2016

Netizen Report: China's New Cybersecurity Law Hardcodes Surveillance Practices Into Law (And Technology)

Advox

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

Polls Open Amid Communications Blackout in The Gambia

The Gambia has shut off all external communications as citizens cast their votes in the country's presidential elections, by blocking both the internet and international phone calls.

Talking to Hooman Majd, a Bridge Between Iran and the US Mainstream

The Bridge

"Iran is not uniquely paradoxical: what's unique is that most people don’t know about Iran."

Award-Winning Chinese Citizen News Site Founder Detained Amid Crackdown on Human Right Defenders

Advox

The founder of a Chinese citizen news site has been detained in what one human rights organization is calling "the escalation of President Xi Jinping’s relentless crackdown on civil society."

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