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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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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 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.

Russia Says You Can't Mention Ukrainian Nationalists, Unless You Say They're Bad

RuNet Echo

One permitted way to mention such organizations it to do so "in a negative light, ascribing them characteristics like 'radical,' 'extremist,' or 'nationalist.'"

10 February 2015

Turkey Cites National Security as it Cranks Up Internet Controls

Courts offer citizens occasional protection from Ankara's vicious war on freedom of expression and privacy, so government is looking for laws that bypass them.

9 February 2015

Netflix is Coming to Cuba — But Will They Have Any Customers?

Netflix seems unaware that even those Cubans who have Internet access do not have a strong enough connection to watch videos online.

8 February 2015

‘We Need to Be Careful Even of What We Think': Self-Censorship in Venezuela

The Bridge

"Since the start of the protests, I had been mapping online censorship and helping people use encrypted communication tools. When the police came, I got up, scared to the bone."

6 February 2015

Crimean IT Industry Wilts Under Western Sanctions

RuNet Echo

Western sanctions come at a high cost to IT-professionals and citizens in disputed Crimea, as companies like Apple and Google are blocking access to their services.

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