Latest stories about Human Rights
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.
8 April 2014
A progressive new company is changing the face of data collection in the Caribbean, starting with a project in Trinidad and Tobago that examines the country's digital divide.
The initiative aims to give civilian casualties in US drones attacks a human face.
7 April 2014
Prisoners have used Twitter to publicize the conditions at the prison, so horrible that a prosecutor once refused to enter and inspect the hospital ward because she “has family”.
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.
5 April 2014
The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, has been the protagonist of a huge controversy in Spain.
The report also revealed that many Chinese companies are becoming more popular with would-be university graduates.
4 April 2014
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...
Protests in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Trinidad have also gone virtual, after local Muslims were detained over an alleged plot to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro.