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26 June 2015

Abel Wabela: “To Fight Bystander Apathy…This is My Mission as a Human”

"Warnings, intimidations, arrest and torture have not stopped me from exercising my free speech rights," says Abel Wabela, one of Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers who have been jailed since April 2014.

25 June 2015

Russia Bans the Internet Archive's ‘Wayback Machine’

RuNet Echo

The Russian government has blocked the Internet Archive, the San-Francisco-based website that provides the popular Wayback Machine, which allows users to view archived webpages.

24 June 2015

Arrested for Criticizing a Former Prime Minister, Singaporean Teen Blogger Amos Yee is Now Being Evaluated for Autism

The 16-y/o blogger who criticized Lee Kuan Yew was suggested to be suffering from autism spectrum disorder, and the judge ruled him to be remanded for another two weeks to...

Social Media Analysis: How an Iranian Kurdish Woman's Death Triggered a Regional Social Media Conflict

Social media controversy following the accidental death of a hotel chambermaid underscored systemic discrimination ethnic minorities face in Iran and the emerging role of Internet censorship in this milieu.

23 June 2015

An Official White House Visit to Ethiopia? Africans Tell Obama ‘Don't Do It!’

Despite recent elections that swept the one opposition member from parliament, US President Barack Obama is planning a visit to Ethiopia.

19 June 2015

Long After the African Union’s Golden Jubilee: A Letter to Jailed Blogger Natnael Feleke

"I think of your particular fate and wonder how any of us who are free continue to go about our lives as if there’s nothing to lose."

Singaporean Teenage Video Blogger Sent to ‘Rehabilitation’ For Offensive YouTube Video

According to Amnesty International, the 16-year old Amos Yee is the youngest prisoner of conscience in the world today.

18 June 2015

Kenyan Blogger Bogonko Bosire is Still Missing, Nearly Two Years After His Disappearance

Controversial Kenyan blogger Bogonko Bosire went missing two years ago. Kenyans have revived his search with the hashtag #WhereIsBogonkoBosire.

17 June 2015

Self-Proclaimed ‘Donetsk People's Republic’ Now Has an Internet Blacklist

RuNet Echo

A new law in the rebel eastern Ukraine state instituting a blacklist for webpages with content "prohibited in the republic" seems to be targeting Ukrainian media websites.

16 June 2015

Russian Lawmakers Vote to Support First Draft of ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Law

RuNet Echo

Only one Russian lawmaker voted against the new draft law, with other members of parliament overwhelmingly supporting the "right to be forgotten" regulations for search engines.

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