12 April 2014
Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi was detained shortly after he posted a series of photos and eyewitness reports on an escape attempt by several members of the northern Nigeria-based Boko Haram.
11 April 2014
Cambodian netizens and human rights groups are speaking out against the government’s anti-cybercrime bill, which could lead to harsh penalties for online criticism, stricter Internet regulation, and social media censorship.
Lebanon’s Surveillance Law guarantees the right to privacy across all means of electronic communication -- unfortunately, authorities violate this law on a regular basis.
10 April 2014
@Ciaxon was allegedly detained after tweeting his eyewitness account of a shootout between Boko Haram terrorism suspects and state security that left 20 dead.
9 April 2014
This week's Netizen Report looks at troublesome laws affecting speech in India, Mozambique, and Zambia, along with a proposed surveillance measure in Kosovo.
As the militarization of the North Sinai has left residents increasingly disconnected from Internet and mobile services, some citizens are working together to sue mobile service providers and demand a guarantee of service.
8 April 2014
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."
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
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
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.