This week, Japan cracks down on whistleblowers, Sweden pounces on the Pirate Bay and Spain's "Google tax" shows its teeth.
News aggregator Google News has announced the shutdown of its Spanish subsidiary starting December 16, 2014 due to the tax imposed by the new Intellectual Property Law.
A Kyrgyz media outlet refused government requests to delete a reposted video of Kazakh children training in ISIS camps. Now it is partly blocked in both countries.
Convicted of plotting to "overthrow" the Vietnamese government, Minh Man was sentenced to nine years in prison. Now she is on hunger strike.
The arrest of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil, on trumped up charges, will test the limits of Azerbaijan's gleaming global image.
Japan’s controversial State Secrecy Act became law on Wednesday, December 10. The law imposes strict penalties on leakers of state secrets.
This week GitHub takes a hit in Russia and UK "safe" Internet filters block Germany's historic hacker club site.
On Human Rights Day, we remind the world of our many friends who have broken the silence of oppression by expressing their thoughts, asking questions, and thinking critically.
Internet filtering at ISP level might become reality in Russia by the end of 2014. This would slow down Internet speeds and introduce more surveillance and censorship in the RuNet.
A proposed telecom law in Ecuador would create a special tax for mobile phone service operators, and could give the Ministry of Defense increased powers in situations of "public calamity".