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9 December 2014

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.

27 November 2014

The Story Behind Iran's Censorship Redirect Page

When Internet users in Iran try to access a blocked website, they're taken to www.peyvandha.ir. The page has changed throughout the years, reflecting the government's evolving approach to censorship.

26 November 2014

Authorities Take Healthy Milk Activist to Court in Serbia

Serbian authorities have increasingly been calling online activists in for questioning. Now activist Marko Živković is being called into court for publicly complaining about milk regulations 20 months ago.

25 November 2014

The Silent Crackdown on Serbian Media

"Censorship is no longer a relic of the past, it's the present that we must fight against."

China Touts Local Ground Rules for the Global Internet

While attendees at last week's World Internet Conference in China enjoyed relatively open Internet access, thousands of websites were blocked throughout much of the country.

24 November 2014

Venezuela: Draft Law Would Criminalize Online Protest, Remove Checks on Surveillance

Under the law, a person using digital media to “promote or attack the constitutional order” or “disrupt public peace” could face between one and five years behind bars.

21 November 2014

University Teacher Unpopular with Islamist Hardliners is Killed in Bangladesh

Professor Shafiul Islam, a professor of sociology in Rajshahi University was attacked with a machete by unknown assailants outside his home in Rajshahi city on November 15. He died from his...

18 November 2014

At Home and Around the World, Supporters Demand Justice for Vietnamese Blogger Dang Xuan Dieu

A former inmate released from detention last month revealed that the activist blogger is being tortured in prison. Supporters in Vietnam and around the world are campaigning for his release.

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