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Advox is a project of Global Voices Online. We report on threats to online speech, share tactics for defending the work and words of netizens, and support efforts to improve Internet policy and practice worldwide.

Latest posts by Advox

Internet disruption: different terms for different tactics

Now more than ever it is vital for internet users to understand the different vocabulary being used to describe internet interruptions and how they work.

Fact-checking service blames Croatian government for using EU money to fund online portal that spreads disinformation

A web portal infamous for proliferating falsehoods and nationalist hate has received funds slated for support of Small and Medium Enterprises from the European fund for Regional Development.

Netizen Report: Domestic worker abuses in the Gulf expose tech companies’ failures to protect human rights

Tech companies grapple with abuses against domestic workers, Iraqis face another internet shutdown, and Russia gets ready for a 'sovereign internet.'

Netizen Report: How are protests in Lebanon affecting digital rights?

Protests continue in Lebanon, phone service is back in Kashmir (but the internet is still down) and Egyptians are getting censored on Twitter.

Netizen Report: Iraq and Ecuador face network shutdowns amid public protests

Networks are down in Turkey, Iraq and Ecuador; US tech companies are cutting off Venezuelans; and gatekeepers continue holding back content related to Hong Kong protests.

Netizen Report: Anti-corruption protests across Egypt trigger internet blockages, arrests

Censorship spikes as protests mount in Egypt, Twitter censors hundreds of pro-state accounts and a Pakistani court delivers a win for free speech online.

Netizen Report: Pro-government doxxing campaigns rock Hong Kong, Serbia

Doxxing is all the rage in Hong Kong and Serbia, an Indian judge delivers a win for internet rights, and Facebook debuts plans for its oversight board.

Netizen Report: Malicious attack takes Wikipedia offline

This week, Wikipedia went dark, Raul Castro got kicked off Twitter and the internet finally came back to Papua.

Netizen Report: Two years after fleeing military attacks in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees face mobile blackout in Bangladesh

Refugees lose mobile access in Bangladesh, a Hong Kong web forum weathers a DDoS attack, and Turkey expands internet regulations.

Netizen Report: Critic calls Indonesia’s provincial internet shutdown ‘racist’

Indonesia's regional internet shutdown continues, YouTube blocks 210 channels over suspected links to China and Tonga threatens to block Facebook.

Netizen Report: The shutdown in Kashmir continues

Kashmir's communications blackout continues, Russia goes after 'illegal' protest videos online, and Google re-opens its office in Egypt.

Netizen Report: Journalists are under fire from Cambodia to Cuba — and beyond

Across the globe, journalists are facin charges of everything from espionage to tax evasion.

Netizen Report: In Nigeria and Russia, laws against online ‘insult’ put internet activists on thin ice

Activists in Nigeria and Russia face charges for "online insult", a Twitter campaign targets "anti-Pakistan" journalists abnd Mauritania’s internet is back on, for now.

Netizen Report: Preventing bias or protecting extremism? Debunking the new US Senate proposal for Silicon Valley

Cuba bans citizens from using foreign web hosts, Iran's internet falters and The Guardian shows that even tourists are subject to targeted surveillance in western China.

Netizen Report: Conflict triggers internet shutdowns in Mauritania, Myanmar and Ethiopia (again)

Struggles for political power in Myanmar, Mauritania and Ethiopia led to widespread shutdowns of internet services this week.

Netizen Report: Lawyers seek court challenge against Ethio Telecom over internet shutdown

Pakistani bloggers face threats for online speech, Algeria shuts down social media and Indonesian police say they’re "cyber patrolling" WhatsApp.

Netizen Report: Amid demonstrations for democracy, Sudanese civilians face military violence — and internet shutdowns

From Kazakhstan to Khartoum to Hong Kong, protests brought internet shutdowns and online attacks this week.

Netizen Report: Amid WhatsApp attacks, advocates launch legal challenge against Israeli malware maker

Spyware makers exploit a security flaw in WhatsApp, Singapore bans false information and Somalia plans to shut down social media during school exams.

Netizen Report: Saudi Arabian authorities arrest three bloggers and execute 37 prisoners, several of them protesters

Saudi Arabia's assault on free speech continues, Careem might be sharing your number with drivers, and the internet is still shutdown in Chad.

Netizen Report: If protecting your privacy is ‘part of a conspiracy,’ then we’re all in big trouble

Digital privacy tools draw suspicion in the US and Ecuador, India tackles Tiktok, and a Chinese man learns that facial recognition works -- even while you’re sleeping.

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