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Advox · October, 2015

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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Latest posts by Advox from October, 2015

28 October 2015

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

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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

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"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

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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)

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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?

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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

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

Netizen Report: Will Brazil Give Up On Defending Digital Rights?

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Brazilian legislators seek to undercut the Marco Civil while Ecuador’s president wields tools of censorship to avoid hurt feelings.