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Netizen Report Team

This is the account for the team who research, write, and edit the weekly Netizen Report on Global Voices Advocacy. Since the authors change every week, we list the contributors, authors, and editors of each week's edition at the top of every post.

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22 April 2015

Netizen Report: The Spring of Cybercrime Laws

Cybercrime laws are popping up around the world, from Egypt to Pakistan to Tanzania. Meanwhile, China has outlawed politically controversial avatars and Indian companies are snubbing Facebook.

15 April 2015

Netizen Report: What if Tech Companies Cave to the Kremlin’s Data Demands?

Spring has sprung and lawsuits are in full bloom! New Zealand ISPs brace for legal challenges over VPNs and Facebook is facing multiple lawsuits concerning user privacy.

8 April 2015

Netizen Report: Turkey’s Erdogan Fights to Control the Conversation, Online and in Print

A Malaysian cartoonist faces sedition charges, SnapChat goes transparent, and Venezuela faces possible new social media regulations.

2 April 2015

Netizen Report: Two Bangladeshi Bloggers Assassinated for Critical Speech

Egypt calls for "safer" Internet policies, China’s Cyberspace Administration bans “wife-swapping” stories, and thuggery abounds.

25 March 2015

Netizen Report: Are France’s Human Rights Commitments Crumbling Post-Charlie?

France ups the ante with more anti-terror measures, GreatFire.org suffers and massive DDoS attack, and India welcomes good news for free expression, for once.

19 March 2015

Netizen Report: Art, Sex and the Social Web

Artists face censorship on Facebook and US Senator Ron Wyden points out that sometimes, cybersecurity really does mean surveillance.

11 March 2015

Netizen Report: Macedonian Leak Scandal Reveals Mass Surveillance, Corruption

Protests are heating up both on and offline in Macedonia, Myanmar, and Paraguay.

5 March 2015

Netizen Report: China Continues to Crack Down on Virtual Private Networks

This week's report begins in China, where the government continues its crackdown on the use of virtual private networks by blocking Avast.com, a free anti-virus and anti-spyware protection software.

25 February 2015

Netizen Report: US Loosens Tech Restrictions on Sudan. But Is It Enough?

Words from jailed bloggers past and present, and privacy on the red carpet.

18 February 2015

Netizen Report: Can Tibetan Users Trust Facebook?

Social media censorship continues in China, Bosnia and Herzegovina re-defines the Internet as "public space", and the UK outlaws revenge porn.