See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

These posts are cross-published with Global Voices Advocacy, a Global Voices project with its own site about censorship and free speech online.

RSS

Stories about Global Voices Advocacy

17 October 2014

Building an Internet Fast Lane in Russia Could Be a Great Way to Stifle Independent Media

RuNet Echo

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.

15 October 2014

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: The Maekelawi Ceremony

"We could not carry on surviving the hell of Maekelawi. We ended up telling our interrogators what they wanted to hear."

Facebook's Zuckerberg Promotes Greater Internet Access in Indonesia

Indonesia has one of the biggest and most active social media communities in the world -- and Mark Zuckerberg wants to get in on the action.

As The Kremlin's Media Crackdown Continues, Blogs Might Be The Final Casualty

RuNet Echo

With independent online media closing down or moving abroad, Russian bloggers may now be facing even greater pressure from the Kremlin, as their freedom has shrunk dramatically.

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: Testimony of Befeqadu Hailu

Original testimony from Befeqadu Hailu, one of four Global Voices members currently jailed in Ethiopia.

13 October 2014

Will the Right to Be Forgotten Inspire Repressive Regimes to Expand Internet Censorship?

“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.

Colombia's “Citizen Porfolio” Program Could Infringe Privacy Rights (And More)

The "Citizen Portfolio" policy would store citizen data -- ranging from passport numbers to health information -- all in one place.

7 October 2014

Facebook Weighs In on the Ukraine-Russia Takedown Dispute

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo talks with Facebook about content takedowns, community standards, and the social media war in Ukraine, where users on all sides resort to desperate measures.

6 October 2014

The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.

#FreeSaeed: An Iranian Web Developer's Sixth Year in Prison

Saeed Malekpour was originally sentenced to death as a "corrupter of the earth" for his open source software that others used to download pornographic images.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site