Latest stories about Freedom of Speech
9 April 2014
The blogger known as Siamak Mehr writes an open letter from a small cell with 40 inmates. He is serving a 4-year sentence for writing a blog.
A cautionary tale about the dangers of ill-conceived Facebook status updates, or perhaps about the growing threat of RuNet's epistemic closure.
7 April 2014
The USAID-created "Cuban Twitter" revealed last week in an AP report stemmed from a shortsighted and condescending idea about what happens when repressed populations get their hands on communications technologies.
A satirist and prominent social critic has returned to the airwaves in South Korea after being acquitted on charges of defaming the president.
5 April 2014
At the end of each week, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.
4 April 2014
The week-long telethon that started at the end of March has collected enough funds to maintain broadcasting for just over 53 days.
A secret US plan to support regime change in Cuba with a Twitter-like messaging service called ZunZuneo has now come under the spotlight with news reports that thousands of Cubans...
Many @lentaruofficial fans were incensed at the perceived usurpation, and started a mini-campaign to get people to unfollow the "zombie" impostor.
3 April 2014
The proposed law, soon to be submitted to parliament, would criminalize text messages, emails and other types of online posts that "jeopardize the security of the state".
A pro-Kremlin website says it has conducted a quantitative study that ranks Russian media outlets according to disloyalty.