Stories about Freedom of Speech
18 July 2015
17 July 2015
Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers have appeared in court 30 times in 15 months, and been adjourned each time. "This is no anomaly in Ethiopia’s highly compromised judiciary system," says Endalk Chala.
16 July 2015
"In front of the national Diet. On what path is this country now headed, I wonder? July 15, 2015: a day of dread."
14 July 2015
An Australian artist found herself thrown into an Abu Dhabi prison and deported for posting a photograph of a car blocking a disabled parking spot.
13 July 2015
Supporters of the Zone9 blogging collective are expressing both joy and bitterness at the release of some -- but not all -- of the bloggers from prison last week.
The association has trained over 1,500 people on blogging, social media and online community management. One day, they hope to "help set up blogging associations in all the African countries."
12 July 2015
Bahraini political leader and Secretary General of National Democratic Action Society (WAAD) Ibrahim Sharif is arrested three weeks after his release for "inciting hatred against the regime."
11 July 2015
Following several scandals in Russia and Ukraine, where Facebook has censored dozens of popular bloggers, Russia is now witnessing an effort to recruit people back to homegrown social networks.
10 July 2015
At least 14 Mexican states and government agencies had contracts with Hacking Team, the Italy-based spyware company. But only some of them have constitutional authority to monitor citizen communications.
9 July 2015
Moscow street musicians are protesting what they say are illegal police detentions and exorbitant fines that violate their artistic rights and freedoms.
8 July 2015
Alongside an outpouring of joy and disbelief over the bloggers' release, supporters urged each other to keep "tantrummin" until there are no more journalists jailed in Ethiopia.
"We do not know what was done with my father. We do not know whether he is alive or dead. There is no progress in the case."
7 July 2015
"I believe it was Edom’s willingness to bring about change in Ethiopia’s polarized political environment that suggested an affinity between her and the Zone9 blogging collective. We shared common principles."
6 July 2015
Lawmakers suggest that fines will likely be levied only after a search engine refuses to comply with a court order to delete links under the “right to be forgotten” protocol.
"They might imprison us but they will never imprison our wills and ideas. We will make them know that ideas are bullet proof."
4 July 2015
Steven Salaita Lands Job at American University of Beirut, Talks Black Politics and Palestine Solidarity
After being denied tenure at the University of Illinois for pro-Palestine tweets, Salaita will be the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut.
The arrest and detention of 14 anti-Junta activists in Thailand has sparked outrage across the country. It also inspired many academics to call for the immediate release of the activists.
3 July 2015
RuNet Echo looks at new Russian legislation that would introduce a "right to be forgotten" online, comparing it to the landmark European Court decision last year.