Stories about Global Voices Advocacy
30 October 2014
Iyad El-Baghdadi, who played a key role in social media activism around the Arab uprisings, was deported from the UAE April. Until last week, little was known of his fate.
29 October 2014
The bill popularly known as #LeyChavez would regulate the use of information technology in the workplace. But how invasive is the bill?
27 October 2014
The move to forbid ISIS’s media content joins a trend of growing Internet surveillance and censorship in Russia, but the feasibility of weakening ISIS by targeting social media is questionable.
23 October 2014
Users with similar names and similarly scant Internet histories have made intellectual rights claims against two YouTube videos that cast a negative light on presidential candidate Aécio Neves.
22 October 2014
Numerous Twitter users have been detained by Venezuelan police in recent weeks, all on accusations linking them to the assassination of Socialist Party Deputy Robert Serra.
21 October 2014
17 October 2014
Governments in a growing list of nations have recognized that modern-day connectivity can prove a lethal challenge to their legitimacy and very existence.
María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio volunteered as a contributor with Valor por Tamaulipas (Courage for Tamaulipas), a citizen media platform that allows users to file anonymous reports on violence.
Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution
Four independent news sites issued a joint statement condemning police for intentionally attacking reporters. Reporters at other outlets have had to deal with management's self-censorship for fear of angering Beijing.
In Russia, where the online space for independent media is fast shrinking, the prospect of ending net neutrality and filtering Internet content poses significant dangers.