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19 June 2015

Singaporean Teenage Video Blogger Sent to ‘Rehabilitation’ For Offensive YouTube Video

According to Amnesty International, the 16-year old Amos Yee is the youngest prisoner of conscience in the world today.

18 June 2015

Kenyan Blogger Bogonko Bosire is Still Missing, Nearly Two Years After His Disappearance

Controversial Kenyan blogger Bogonko Bosire went missing two years ago. Kenyans have revived his search with the hashtag #WhereIsBogonkoBosire.

17 June 2015

Self-Proclaimed ‘Donetsk People's Republic’ Now Has an Internet Blacklist

RuNet Echo

A new law in the rebel eastern Ukraine state instituting a blacklist for webpages with content "prohibited in the republic" seems to be targeting Ukrainian media websites.

16 June 2015

Russian Lawmakers Vote to Support First Draft of ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Law

RuNet Echo

Only one Russian lawmaker voted against the new draft law, with other members of parliament overwhelmingly supporting the "right to be forgotten" regulations for search engines.

15 June 2015

Arbitrary Arrests, Cybercrime, and Mass Mobile Adoption: Monitoring Digital Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global Voices speaks to Tom Rhodes, the East Africa representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the state of freedom of expression online in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Former TV Producer Mostafa Azizi Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Iran

Azizi, who had left for Canada, was arrested when he returned to be near his ailing father. He was convicted of “assembly and collusion against national security,” among other charges.

Local Chinese Authorities Use Internet Slang ‘Ziganwu’ in Their Propaganda Recruitment

'Ziganwu' are Internet commenters not officially affiliated with authorities but who nevertheless ardently defend the government. China's Sichuan education office has adopted the term as part of recruitment efforts.

14 June 2015

Pakistani Digital Rights Advocate Nominated as TIME's Next Generation Leader

'If youth is speaking for a cause, they have the ability to bring change. They only have to be consistent.'

12 June 2015

Ugandan Authorities Jail Facebook User for “Offensive” Comments About President Musveni

Robert Shaka, a Ugandan IT specialist, is in jail for allegedly running the controversial TVO-Uganda Facebook page which is critical of Ugandan government.

Mexico’s Independent Media Crackdown Threatens Indigenous Radio in Oaxaca

Community radio stations devoted to indigenous groups in Mexico once more confront governmental limitations on their work, facing off against elites with a distinct set of political ambitions.

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