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18 December 2014

The Russian Internet Is Not Free. A New Tax Might Make It Even Worse.

RuNet Echo

The Russian government is now considering its own variant of an Internet tax, and wants to make all Russian Internet users pay for consuming copyrighted content online.

16 December 2014

‘Spain Is a Corruptocracy': Netizens Slam Google News Tax

News aggregator Google News has announced the shutdown of its Spanish subsidiary starting December 16, 2014 due to the tax imposed by the new Intellectual Property Law.

11 December 2014

Jailed Female Photo Journalist on Hunger Strike in Vietnam

Convicted of plotting to "overthrow" the Vietnamese government, Minh Man was sentenced to nine years in prison. Now she is on hunger strike.

10 December 2014

Azerbaijan's Image Cracks with Arrest of Watchdog Journalist

The arrest of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil, on trumped up charges, will test the limits of Azerbaijan's gleaming global image.

What Does Japan’s State Secrecy Act Mean for Free Expression?

Japan’s controversial State Secrecy Act became law on Wednesday, December 10. The law imposes strict penalties on leakers of state secrets.

9 December 2014

A New Filtering System Could Slow Down RuNet. And Then There's the Censorship

RuNet Echo

Internet filtering at ISP level might become reality in Russia by the end of 2014. This would slow down Internet speeds and introduce more surveillance and censorship in the RuNet.

Why Going Viral Was a Source of Fear for One Hong Kong Citizen Journalist

Hung Lai Fong published an article under her real name about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, and when it became widely read, she began to fear retaliation from China.

Russian Prosecutors Say Man's Reaction to Ethnic Riot Was Hate Speech

RuNet Echo

Konstantin Sankov stands accused of "calling for hostile acts against a group defined in terms of national identity." If convicted, he could go to prison for 5 years.

4 December 2014

China's Censorship Authorities Are Not Fans of Foreign TV

Two popular subtitling sites closed their doors at the behest of Chinese authorities. Netizens and TV fans are angry about the decision.

3 December 2014

Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Face the Limits of International Law

The Bridge

The Zone9 case proves that in Ethiopia, international human rights standards -- and even national law -- are employed or ignored as political powers please.

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