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Global Voices · June, 2014

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Latest posts by Global Voices from June, 2014

27 June 2014

‘Tajikistan's Detention of Alexander Sodiqov Cuts to the Core of What Research Scholars Do’

The Bridge

"The detention of Alexander Sodiqov cuts to the core of what research scholars do. They rigorously collect data, analyze them, and disseminate knowledge."

23 June 2014

‘Happy’ in Thailand? How the Coup Regime Is Still Suppressing Democracy

Advox

Mass media is being censored, Facebook is under fire and even the Hunger Games salute has been outlawed. Are Thais truly "happy" under the military regime?

21 June 2014

Iran's Internet Under Hassan Rouhani: Hope and Disillusionment as Narenji Bloggers Face Prison Sentence

Advox

What explains the recent moves to tighten controls within Iran’s cyberspace alongside Rouhani’s liberal Internet ethos? Mahsa Alimardani and Fred Petrossian explain in this exclusive #longread for GVA.

18 June 2014

Tajik Authorities Detain Global Voices Contributor

Former Global Voices Central Asia Editor Alexander Sodiqov was detained by authorities in Khorog, Tajikistan while conducting research for his PhD thesis. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

15 June 2014

Revolutionary Band Laal's Facebook Page is Now Accessible in Pakistan. Hooray? Not Really.

Advox

The unblocking of Laal was a minor battle won in the war over Internet content -- a war we are losing.

13 June 2014

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are Blocked in Iraq

Advox

Local media and at least one ISP are reporting that the Ministry of Communications ordered Internet providers to shut down Google and social media sites, fearing security risks.

10 June 2014

A Doctor Remembers His Days in Prison With Iran's Unjustly Persecuted Baha’is

The Baha'i Yaran - five men and two women - are serving 20 years in prison, the longest sentence of any prisoner of conscience in Iran.

5 June 2014

One Year After the Snowden Revelations: How the NSA Violates International Human Rights Standards

Advox

Under NSA surveillance programs, the US government has violated international human rights doctrine and even its own laws. Know the facts and learn how you can reclaim your digital privacy.

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