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These posts are cross-published with Global Voices Advocacy, a Global Voices project with its own site about censorship and free speech online.

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28 March 2015

Pakistani Journalist and Blogger Remains in Exile, One Year After Violent Attack

March 28 marks the first anniversary of the attack on Pakistani blogger and prominent political commentator Raza Rumi. Once a contributor to Global Voices, Rumi was added to the Taliban's hit...

27 March 2015

Omani Blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi Disappeared At UAE Border

Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi was detained while attempting to enter the United Arab Emirates by car from Oman, according to a statement released by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

26 March 2015

Belarus Tightens Grip on Internet With New Data Retention Decree

RuNet Echo

The new data retention demands are just the latest in a string of restrictive Internet measures employed by Belarus in the wake of the next presidential election.

25 March 2015

Chinese Artist Recounts Being Censored for Selling Ai Weiwei T-Shirt

Artist Wu Tun saw economic rights collide with online censorship when he tried to sell a T-shirt supporting world renowned political artist Ai Weiwei.

23 March 2015

Russia Will Deploy “Digital Fingerprinting” to Enforce Copyright Online

RuNet Echo

A new intellectual property register, based on the principle of digital fingerprinting, is in the works in Russia to track and protect copyrighted files online.

Internet in Iran: Evaluating Rouhani’s First Two Years as President

Has Rouhani lived up to lofty expectations of more Internet freedom in Iran? This is the question Small Media's latest report seeks to address.

16 March 2015

Government Takedown Requests from Russia Double, Facebook Reports

RuNet Echo

Facebook restricted access to 55 pieces of content in Russia since July 2014, based on requests from Russian authorities, compared to 29 fulfilled during the first half of 2014.

Vietnamese Photojournalist Continues Hunger Strike After Four Years Behind Bars

In addition to the lengthy prison sentence and subsequent house arrest, Minh Man has faced increasingly unfair and discriminatory treatment in detention.

Human Rights Watch Website Temporarily Blocked at Egypt the Future Conference

A block on Human Rights Watch website was lifted at an economic conference in Egypt after a journalist raised the alarm on Twitter.

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