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Advox

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.

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3 February 2016

Netizen Report: From Egypt to Kenya to Venezuela, Online Political Speech Feels Riskier Than Ever

Global Voices Advocacy

Social media activists face legal threats in Africa and Latin America, Malaysia blocks Medium over corruption coverage, and Saudi pulls back death sentence for Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh.

27 January 2016

Netizen Report: Change is on the Horizon for Iran. But Let’s Not Forget Human Rights.

Global Voices Advocacy

Protesters in Poland say no to unchecked surveillance, Kuwait tightens laws on critical speech, and an exiled Bangladeshi blogger tells his story.

26 January 2016

[TIMELINE] Morocco: Political Repression in the Era of Social Media

Global Voices Advocacy

Since the mid-2000s, investigative journalists and citizens engaged in political activism online have become regular targets of the Moroccan government. Learn more with this timeline.

25 January 2016

#Justice4Morocco: 7 Defenders of Free Expression Face Trial

Global Voices Advocacy

Since the mid-2000s, the regime of King Mohammed VI has systematically targeted and persecuted Moroccan citizens working to hold their government accountable to its people.

20 January 2016

Netizen Report: Egyptian Activists and Authorities Brace for January 25 Protests

Global Voices Advocacy

Egyptian activists confront rising tensions approaching the 5th anniversary of the 2011 revolution, Morocco is blocking VoIP apps and China unveils a new assault on circumvention tools.

13 January 2016

Netizen Report: Keeping the Spotlight on Syria’s Independent Media

Global Voices Advocacy

As protests continue in Ethiopia, Bahrain is contracting for new Internet filtering tools. Meanwhile, another Ecuadorean politician faces jail time for critical tweeting.

8 January 2016

Netizen Report: Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’ App is Under Fire in India, Offline in Egypt

Global Voices Advocacy

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

16 December 2015

Netizen Report: Tales of Torture from Ethiopia’s Jails

Global Voices Advocacy

Netizens give chilling account of inhumane treatment in Ethiopia's prison system. Meanwhlie, sedition laws levy strict penalties for netizens in Thailand, Malaysia.

10 December 2015

Netizen Report: Pro-Government Hackers and Constitutional Amendment Put Free Speech Under Fire in Ecuador

Global Voices Advocacy

Facebook is back on in Bangladesh, Venezuela sees big changes (and Internet outages) on Election Day and Kazakhstan plans to spy on everyone.

2 December 2015

Netizen Report: ‘Terrorist Threat’ or Political Speech? States Target Social Media Post-Paris

Global Voices Advocacy

Saudi threatens to sue anyone who compares its penal system to ISIS, China cuts mobile phone service for ethnic minorities and Google goes to bat for fair use.

20 November 2015

Netizen Report: Bangladesh Bans Facebook and Chat Apps on ‘Security Grounds’

Global Voices Advocacy

Bangladesh accidentally shuts down the Internet, hip-hop gets the boot on Chinese streaming sites, and Twitter faces new data dilemmas in Russia.

18 November 2015

Global Voices Community Stands With Moroccan Free Expression Advocates

Global Voices Advocacy

The Global Voices community demands justice for seven free expression advocates who are facing trial in Morocco on charges of “threatening the internal security of the State.”

11 November 2015

Netizen Report: UN Authorities Pluck Protesters from Global Internet Conference in Brazil

Global Voices Advocacy

The UN fails to walk the walk on free expression, Tanzanians face prosecution over WhatsApp messages, and the UK rolls out a new surveillance bill that is 'worse than scary'.

4 November 2015

Netizen Report: The Mexican Cybercrime Law That Wasn’t

Global Voices Advocacy

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

28 October 2015

Netizen Report: US Tech Companies Grapple with EU Data Rules in a Post-Snowden World

Global Voices Advocacy

Ukraine rolls out Russian-style Internet blacklist, Cuba releases artist-blogger "El Sexto" after 10 months in prison, and Bahrain jails Zainab Al-Khawaja for insulting the king.

26 October 2015

‘Our Detention Tells a Broader Story About Our Country': Reflections From Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers

Global Voices Advocacy

"To our incarcerators who gave us those ordeals, even if you are not asking us for forgiveness, here we are."

21 October 2015

Netizen Report: Uganda Vows to Step Up Online Censorship

Global Voices Advocacy

Free speech is under fire in East Africa: Two Facebook users have been charged under Tanzania's new cybercrime law, while new social media regs are on the horizon in Uganda.

15 October 2015

Netizen Report: #TakeBacktheTech Campaign Stands Up to Online Misogyny (and Misinformation)

Global Voices Advocacy

Trolls attack open Internet advocates, Egypt books a Facebook user for putting Mickey Mouse ears on President Sisi, and a Myanmar activist goes to trial for mocking the military wardrobe.

8 October 2015

Netizen Report: Is Egypt Blocking Voice Calls on WhatsApp and Skype?

Global Voices Advocacy

Lebanon arrests two over Facebook posts, Venezuela blocks Bitcoin sites in crusade against foreign currency, and the EU takes 'Safe Harbor' away from US tech companies.

1 October 2015

Facing Sweeping Surveillance Bill, French Public Falls Between Alarm and Indifference

Global Voices Advocacy

Civil liberties defenders say a pending bill could catapult France into a new position of power in the field of international Internet surveillance.

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