Stories about Global Voices Advocacy
16 April 2015
More than 67,000 user accounts have been deleted due to a new rule that prohibits screen names and profile pictures that threaten national security, destroy ethnic unity, or defame others.
This post is the first in a series exploring the different ways in which artists face censorship online. Our base will be the experience of Venezuelan artist Erika Ordisgotti.
13 April 2015
Google representatives have denied Russian media reports that Google was bowing to Russia's demands and moving to store Russian users' data on servers inside the country, calling them "inaccurate."
12 April 2015
"It is likely that this attack, with its potential for political backlash, would require the approval of high-level authorities within the Chinese government."
11 April 2015
"This latest curtailment of freedom of expression further restricts public discourse and will create a void in Malaysian social media and a deafening silence in news forums."
10 April 2015
Google and eBay may be caving to Russia's data localization law, a move that would leave users even more vulnerable to state surveillance than they are today.
7 April 2015
Globalvoicesonline.org is now blocked in Iran. But you can outsmart these Internet filters and access our site by adding "https://" to the beginning of the URL. What's up with that?
Turkey's ruling party is becoming accustomed to getting its way more often than not in its long-running war on social media users.
6 April 2015
After photos of public prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun pointed to his head began circulating on Twitter, hundreds of news sites and social networks were blocked.
5 April 2015
Thailand's military-backed government lifted martial law in the country but signed a new order which gave broad powers to army personnel.