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4 August 2014

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Sonia Ordóñez, Translating Threats to Free Expression Online for Global Voices Advocacy

Global Voices depends on its hard-working team of volunteer translators like Sonia Ordóñez, who has devoted most of her time to translating Advocacy stories.

30 July 2014

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Spain on a Downward Spiral? New Law May Destroy the Digital Commons

Linking is what made the Web what is today -- restricting this function poses a threat to the very nature of the open Internet.

29 May 2014

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365 Days of Snowden: This June 5, Say No to Surveillance

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.

27 February 2014

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“Google Tax” Threatens Spain's News Aggregators

The Spanish government is reviewing a new intellectual property bill, an extension of the so-called Sinde law, which restricts the use of links and citations of publications.

9 December 2013

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Spain: Public Safety Bill or Threat to Civil Rights?

A new "anti-protest" bill in Spain could prohibit calling for protests via the Internet, circulating riot images during demonstrations, and "violence against street furniture."

1 November 2012

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Spain: Journalists Fined After Revealing Corruption in Catalonia

Marta Sibina and Albano Dante, editors of the citizen media magazine Cafè amb Llet, have been fined 10,000 euro for libel. They uploaded to YouTube a video strongly criticizing the lack of transparency in public healthcare financing in Catalonia, implicating Josep Maria Via, president of Barcelona MAR Health Park Consortium and healthcare advisor to Catalan President Artur Mas.

10 March 2011

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Spanish intellectual property law and global netfreedom

Many of the challenges and threats that Egyptians, Tunisians or Libyans are facing are global and affect civil societies as a whole. Among these is the threat against the Internet as we know it and which is often taken for granted in Western countries like the US, France or Spain....