Featured stories about Europe
On October 29, two journalists, Kostas Arvanitis and Marilena Katsimi, were fired by the Greek Public Television (ERT) after analyzing claims by British newspaper The Guardian of police torture of Greek anti-fascist protesters in Athens, and criticizing the Greek Minister of Public Order. Explore this and other recent censorship examples.
Stories about Europe
20 August 2014
If the 'Right to be Forgotten' were implemented in your country, would it threaten the public interest? Global Voices editors are asking experts worldwide for their thoughts on the issue.
12 June 2014
Comment is free - until it isn't. The European Court of Human Rights will soon decide whether websites should be held legally responsible for the content of user comments.
4 June 2014
Netizen Report: China’s Censors Take on Google and Messaging Apps Ahead of Tiananmen’s 25th Anniversary
This week's report begins in China, where the government has blocked access to all of Google’s encrypted and unencrypted services in the country and announced a new battle against Internet messaging apps.
29 May 2014
It has been nearly one year since the first Snowden leaks. This June 5, activists will be launching campaigns, lobbying legislators and holding live events to speak out against mass surveillance.
14 May 2014
22 May 2012
Since its infancy, the Internet has benefited from a lightweight and decentralized approach to governance—a combination of targeted government regulation, technical coordination by companies, and a number of formal and...
1 May 2012
On April 16-20, 2012 the 21st International World Wide Web Conference (#WWW2012) gathered in Lyon, France to discuss matters of global concern for the Internet and the Web. A major highlight was an inspiring keynote by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web.
30 April 2012
The Big Brother Awards created by the organisation Privacy International in the United Kingdom to shame privacy invaders are now held in many countries across Europe and around the world. Germany held their 2012 ceremony only few weeks ago.
23 April 2012
An important meeting on Internet governance issues is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from April 23-23, 2012. Participate remotely to follow discussions on privacy, net neutrality, IPv6, security, digital content and innovation, human rights and free speech.
2 February 2012
How do we ensure the Internet develops compatibly with democracy? And how do we become active “netizens” who take responsibility for our digital future? This is the subject of Rebecca McKinnon's new book: "Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom."