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16 March 2015

Human Rights Watch Website Temporarily Blocked at Egypt the Future Conference

A block on Human Rights Watch website was lifted at an economic conference in Egypt after a journalist raised the alarm on Twitter.

Five Young Feminists Still Missing in China

The Chinese feminists arrested on the eve of International Women's Day have yet to resurface, sparking massive online campaigns for their release.

14 March 2015

Bahrain's Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Faces Prison for ISIS Tweets

As life grows increasingly intolerable for the country's Shia majority, one of the few people prepared to defend their rights faces jail.

11 March 2015

A Dialogue About Communication — Not Political Change — in Iran

Iran Internet experts gather to talk about how Iranians can easily access information communication technologies that connect Iranians to each other, and to the rest of the world.

10 March 2015

Roscomnadzor Threatens Complete Block of RuNet Encyclopedia

RuNet Echo

Russian telecom watchdog Roscomnadzor wants to block pages about "drugs and child porn" on RuNet culture encyclopedia Lurkmore.ru, but will instead block the entire website, because it uses https encryption.

9 March 2015

Diary of Journalist Pedro Canché Herrera, ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ in Mexico

Pedro Canché Herrera is awaiting sentencing on sabotage charges, after recording video and interviewing protesters. He describes his experience and thoughts on free expression on social media.

8 March 2015

Singapore Blogger Who Criticized Court Case of Anti-Gay Sex Law Fined for ‘Scandalizing the Judiciary’

"The prosecution of Alex Au for speaking out is just one more example of Singapore’s willingness to misuse law to gag its critics."

6 March 2015

Macedonia’s Massive Illegal Wiretapping Operation Allegedly Monitored Journalists and Diplomats

As a four-year-long wiretapping scandal unravels in Macedonia, online users draw attention to the lack of media coverage and the history of the characters behind the story.

5 March 2015

#FragaWantsToPost: A Brazilian Activist Has Been Forbidden From Protesting for Two Years

Ricardo Fraga’s right to protest has been legally suspended for the last 728 days. He cannot post or mention anything about the high-rise construction project that is changing his neighborhood.

2 March 2015

Did a Brazilian Judge Try to Use Marco Civil to Shut Down WhatsApp Across the Country?

WhatsApp kept working normally in Brazil, but the judge's decision, which was apparently based on provisions in the Marco Civil bill, went viral.

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