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8 April 2014

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Zambia Will Draft Internet Law to Control “Gossiping” Media

Information Minister Joseph Katema derided the current media environment, claiming that Zambians are "starved of credible information" due to the media's focus on "spreading falsehoods."

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Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights

ZunZuneo not only obtained mobile phone numbers for half a million Cubans without their knowledge or consent -- it also observed and analyzed (read: surveilled) their communications for "political tendencies."

7 April 2014

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A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data?

A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.

2 April 2014

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Netizen Report: Telecom Reforms in Mexico Smack of Authoritarian Past

This week we look at Mexico's byzantine new telecommunications bill and at Costa Rica, where the Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of media workers' rights to privacy.

1 April 2014

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Digital Citizen 1.5

Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This edition looks at anti-terror measures in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and beyond that could threaten free expression.

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Teenage Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested For ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Posts

Fellow bloggers have accused an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.

31 March 2014

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Viber Chat App Blocked in The Gambia?

Government officials say Viber and other Internet-based communications services are depriving local telcos of much-needed revenue. Critics suggest political concerns may be driving the blockages.

27 March 2014

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“Click Rights” Campaign for Digital Rights in Middle East and North Africa

The IGMENA campaign “Click Rights” aims to bring more awareness of digital rights to citizens, so they in turn can pressure governments and the private sector to uphold them.

26 March 2014

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Netizen Report: Egyptian Activists To Be Tried Under Anti-Protest Law

This week, we look at Gambia's 48-hour Internet blackout, the ongoing assault on Twitter in Turkey, and the approval of landmark Internet legislation in brazil.

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Advocates Hail Brazil's “Bill of Rights for the Internet”

Though privacy concerns remain, the approval of the Marco Civil "is important not only for the country, but also for the world," says Joana Varon, an original author of the law.