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Iranian Women's Rights Advocate Mahdieh Golroo Released From Jail

Last October, a wave of acid attacks against women created a public uproar in Iran. When police failed to respond, protests and online campaigns against government inaction swept the nation.

Netizen Report: DRC Blocks Networks in Face of Violent Protests

Ellery Roberts Biddle, Lisa Ferguson, Hae-in Lim and Sarah Myers West contributed to this report. Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends...

Hong Kongers Should Have the Right To Be Forgotten, Says HK Privacy Commissioner

Commissioner Chiang argues that concerns about the policy infringing on freedom of expression are "overblown".

Global Voices Calls for Immediate Release of Jailed Online Media Workers and Activists

Today, the Global Voices community released a statement condemning the imprisonment of bloggers, media workers and online activists from China to Bahrain.

WhatsApp, Line and Tango in Jeopardy in Iran, As President and Judiciary Clash

Culture Minister Ali Jannati refused to say if the government would implement the ban on three messaging services. They currently remain accessible to Iranians.

Netizen Report: Venezuelans Question Disappearing Internet Service

This week's report begins in Venezuela, where Internet users reported an outage on the country's largest ISP for approximately 12 hours last Saturday.

‘I Am Shuhrat': Tajiks Come to Jailed Lawyer's Defence on Facebook

Shuhrat Qudratov, a Tajik lawyer with a reputation for defending politically endangered clients, has been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges many citizens feel are bogus.

Sketch Comic Faces Accusations of ‘Glorifying’ Terrorism in Spain

The day after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in France, a Spanish judge summoned satirist Facu Díaz for questioning about a satirical sketch broadcast on his online TV show.

Netizen Report: Post-Charlie Chilling Effects Take Shape Worldwide

This week, we look at reactions to the Charlie Hebdo attack from Russia, the UK and across the EU -- and the ramifications the attack could have for digital rights.

India and #GoIBlocks: A Lesson for ISPs When Facing Censorship Orders

If you operate an Internet Service Provider, you need to stand by your customers, protect their privacy and defend their freedom of access to information.