Stories from 31 January 2013
This week's Netizen Report begins in China, where netizens have faced greater censorship challenges since the beginning of the new year. From there, we move to Tajikistan, where authorities have removed a ban on a number of websites including Facebook and Radio Ozodi. Then, we move to Pakistan, Iran and beyond.
January 28 marked International Privacy Day. Different countries celebrated this day calling attention to their own events and campaigns. This year, EFF is honoring the day by sharing some advocacy strategies utilized by human rights advocates and activists from Argentina, the UK, Canada, and the United States, that have helped to defeat overreaching surveillance proposals that threaten civil liberties.
This is the first in a series of posts mapping state surveillance challenges in Latin America and lessons learned at EFF's State Surveillance Camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.