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28 February 2015

Iran Reacts to the Latest Snowden Leak on SIM Card Hacks

Iran's Minister of Information and Communication Technologies told Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency that he urges all state employees and ordinary Iranians to rely on their landlines for most communications.

27 February 2015

Renowned Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Still Detained After 10 Months

A human rights lawyer who has defended clients ranging from Ai Weiwei to communist party officials, Pu Zhiqiang is now facing criminal charges over his postings on Weibo.

24 February 2015

The Dress Rehearsal for the Belarusian Crackdown

RuNet Echo

"Belaruskaya Pravda" chief editor Yuri Dubina says the recent crackdown in Belarus on independent online media is only "the dress rehearsal" before the presidential election this November.

23 February 2015

Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

Prominent Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, an icon of the Egyptian revolution, was sentenced to five years in prison today.

22 February 2015

US Government Eases Sanctions to Allow Export of Personal Communications Tools to Sudan

The US government has issued a general license amending sanctions on Sudan to allow the export of certain personal communications technologies.

18 February 2015

Cuba Announces New IT Policy and Does Not Mention Internet Access

ICT use and access is one of the talking points in the process of normalizing relations between Cuba and the United States.

New Minister Threatens to Shut Down Zambian Independent News Site

The site has been blocked within Zambia on numerous occasions, and reporters have been arrested because of suspected associations with the website.

17 February 2015

Ecuadorian President Threatens Internet Satirists

On television, Correa recently mentioned CrudoEcuador, claiming it's part of a network "paid by the opposition to discredit the government." Correa even threatened to expose the identity of CrudoEcuador's writers.

14 February 2015

Wave of Arrests in France for ‘Advocating Terrorism’ After Charlie Hebdo AttackWave of Arrests in France for ‘Advocating Terrorism’ After Charlie Hebdo Attack

Over 100 criminal charges have been filed for "terrorism advocacy" since the attacks, occasionally against minors, oftentimes for reasons that have little to do with the true fight against terrorism....

13 February 2015

The Western Hemisphere's Deadliest Country for Journalists

Mexico received the second lowest ranking (after Cuba) in the Americas on the World Press Freedom Index for in 2014.

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