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Stories about Freedom of Speech

16 March 2015

Vietnamese Photojournalist Continues Hunger Strike After Four Years Behind Bars

Global Voices Advocacy

In addition to the lengthy prison sentence and subsequent house arrest, Minh Man has faced increasingly unfair and discriminatory treatment in detention.

Human Rights Watch Website Temporarily Blocked at Egypt the Future Conference

Global Voices Advocacy

A block on Human Rights Watch website was lifted at an economic conference in Egypt after a journalist raised the alarm on Twitter.

15 March 2015

After the Charlie Hebdo Attack, Can We Laugh About Anything?

"Freedom of speech must be complete. However, freedom of conscience and worship must be protected too."

Myanmar Student Protesters Attacked by Police Gain Global Sympathy

Myanmar student protesters - marching for education reforms since January - were violently attacked by police on March 5 and March 10.

14 March 2015

Inside the Kremlin Troll Army Machine: Templates, Guidelines, and Paid Posts

RuNet Echo

A new cache of documents on the inside operations of the Kremlin's troll army provides a list of LiveJournal accounts operated by employees and talking points provided to the commenters.

13 March 2015

Ukrainian Journalist Detained, Questioned by Russian Security Services in Crimea

RuNet Echo

Crimean FSB officials detained and questioned a journalist from Simferopol's Center for Investigative Journalism in connection with a criminal investigation on "public calls to separatism."

12 March 2015

Access to Grani.Ru and Other Censored News Websites Restored by Digital Activists

RuNet Echo

As part of Operation Collateral Freedom, activists used the technique known as mirroring to duplicate the nine censored sites and place their copies on the servers of large Internet companies

11 March 2015

A Dialogue About Communication — Not Political Change — in Iran

Global Voices Advocacy

Iran Internet experts gather to talk about how Iranians can easily access information communication technologies that connect Iranians to each other, and to the rest of the world.

Leaked Wiretaps Appear to Confirm Election Fraud Suspicions in Macedonia

As Macedonia's wiretapping scandal develops into a full political saga, newly leaked conversations among government officials have revived allegations of fraud during the 2014 election.

10 March 2015

Roscomnadzor Threatens Complete Block of RuNet Encyclopedia

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Russian telecom watchdog Roscomnadzor wants to block pages about "drugs and child porn" on RuNet culture encyclopedia Lurkmore.ru, but will instead block the entire website, because it uses https encryption.

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