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11 July 2014

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Blocking Facebook: A Hot New Trend in Southeast Asia?

More and more governments in Southeast Asia are becoming aggressive in their efforts to block Facebook, especially during crisis moments. Netizens should respond by remaining vigilant.

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As Rockets Rain on Gaza, Facebook Does Nothing to Stop Hate Speech Against Palestinians

A Facebook page featuring multiple posts in Hebrew calling for violence against Palestinians and Arabs has been active for three weeks.

10 July 2014

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Netizen Report: Mexico Conveniently Passes Telecom Law At Height of World Cup

Last week, Facebook disappears in Myanmar (briefly), UK surveillance programs got gutsier than ever, and the UN voted to protect fundamental rights -- online and off.

9 July 2014

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Digital Citizen 1.8

In this edition of Digital Citizen, a review of human rights and technology news in the Arab World, we look at how conflict across the region is affecting online speech.

8 July 2014

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Saudi Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Abu Al-Khair was charged with “insulting general order” and “inflaming public opinion”.

7 July 2014

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“We Are Taking a Moral Stance Against Censorship”: Jordanian Website Defies Media Law

The website of Jordanian media advocacy platform 7iber was blocked for the second time last week. 7iber Editor Lina Ejeilat explains the group's opposition to the law behind the block.

6 July 2014

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Everything You Need to Know About Russia's Internet Crackdown

To help people keep track of what’s what in Russian cyberspace, we've compiled a list of the most important laws to hit the RuNet in the past two years.

5 July 2014

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Bahraini Satirist Blogger Takrooz Arrested

Bahraini satirist micro-blogger Takrooz is being held on accusations of "inciting hatred against the regime" on Twitter.

4 July 2014

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Russia's Cyber Nanny Calls for a Clean RuNet

In the eyes of parliamentarian Yelena Mizulina, the Russian Internet is a pretty scary place. Learn about the Cyber Nanny's latest filtering initiative with this handy breakdown from RuNet Echo.

2 July 2014

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‘The Tajik Government Has Made an Honest Mistake': Scholars in Washington DC Discuss Alexander Sodiqov's Detention (+Audio)

On June 27 scholars gathered at different universities as part of an international discussion on the wrongful arrest and detention of Global Voices community member Alexander Sodiqov in Tajikistan.