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30 May 2014

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“I Can Feel Total Censorship in the Air”: Internet Freedom Evaporates in Thailand

"Freedom of expression is Thailand is at stake...Simply criticising the Council could land one before a military court."

11 May 2014

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Why Blogging is a Threat to the Ethiopian Government

"The threat embodied in Ethiopia’s bloggers, journalists and free thinkers is that they are introducing a radical new idea—the idea of a freer, more democratic country."

14 March 2014

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#FreeBassel: Behind the Screens of the Syrian Resistance

March 15 marks the second anniversary of the imprisonment of Syrian web developer and activist Bassel Khartabil. Monique Doppert reflects on her friendship with Bassel and forthcoming book on his story.

28 February 2014

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Photos: A Message to the World from #AB14

Photographer and human rights advocate Amer Sweidan took a series of portraits at last month's Arab Bloggers Meeting. In this brief essay, he describes the collaborative process of the project.

28 October 2013

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Argentina and the New Surveillance Tech: Watching Your Every Move

Be careful where you look, what you touch, and how you walk -- the government may be watching. Ramiro Alvarez Ugarte explains how Argentina's biometric data collection system infringes on citizens' privacy.

1 October 2013

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Locked Up for Linking? US Journalist Faces Prosecution

Transparency activist and journalist Barrett Brown has been indicted for doing something many of us do every day: posting a link on the Internet.

10 August 2013

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A Starving Blogger's Vietnam Crusade

Vietnamese dissident blogger Dieu Cay, who is currently in prison, went on a 35-day hunger strike this summer in protest of prison conditions. Though repression continues, observers say that for every blogger that's struck down, several others rise to take his place.