Stories about Global Voices Advocacy
13 October 2014
“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.
The "Citizen Portfolio" policy would store citizen data -- ranging from passport numbers to health information -- all in one place.
7 October 2014
RuNet Echo talks with Facebook about content takedowns, community standards, and the social media war in Ukraine, where users on all sides resort to desperate measures.
6 October 2014
Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.
Saeed Malekpour was originally sentenced to death as a "corrupter of the earth" for his open source software that others used to download pornographic images.
2 October 2014
Two leading security experts explain the risks in using FireChat -- and offer some simple tips for digital safety in a protest environment.
Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.
Could Hong Kong really experience a mobile network shutdown? Officials say it's possible, but unlikely.
In court, the accused denied that she knew she was also sharing porn while she downloaded the films, but prosecutors say she admitted this knowledge when they seized her computer.
1 October 2014
Bahrain's most prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is back in jail for his tweets, for the third time.