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1 October 2014

Netizen Report: Hong Kong Protests Trigger Tear Gas, Surveillance and Social Media Censorship

Protests persist in Hong Kong, Australia institutes Web-wide surveillance, and Egyptian and Saudi authorities prosecute gays (with the help of Grindr).

24 September 2014

Netizen Report: Activist Repression and Electronic Witch Hunts in Bahrain

This week we look at mounting threats to digital activists in Bahrain and Iran, blogger crackdowns in Crimea, and surveillance in Singapore, FinSpy-style.

17 September 2014

Netizen Report: Turkey’s Telecom Authority Acquires Absolute Power Over Internet Content

While Turkey continues to chip away at online freedoms, LinkedIn reconsiders its contentious censorship deal with China, and the US government faces 800k comments on the proposed Internet "fast lane".

10 September 2014

Netizen Report: Social Media Sites Grapple with Pressure to Censor ISIS Content

Platforms struggle with tensions between censorship and security, a Chinese man sues his ISP over web blocking, and US Internet groups mimic the "site loading" button to promote net neutrality.

4 September 2014

Netizen Report: Talking Turkey, Governance, and “Ungovernance” at IGF 2014

This week, we dive back into the game in Istanbul, where Internet activists and advocates of many stripes have gathered to talk governance, "ungovernance", and everything in between.

21 August 2014

Netizen Report: Ukrainian Journalists Confront Kremlinesque Censorship Scheme

In this two-week summer edition, we look at rising threats to Internet openness in Ukraine, new censorship tactics in Iran, and the Kremlin's WiFi hotspot spy system.

6 August 2014

Netizen Report: Russia's Official Blogger Registry is Open for Business

This week, Israeli army soldier-turned-whistleblower Eran Efrati was arrested in Israel, Facebook is giving free apps to Zambia, and Tor is under attack.

30 July 2014

Netizen Report: Colombian Scholar May Face Prison Thanks to Free Trade Copyright Reforms

This week, Colombia's free trade agreement with the US backfires for free expression, bloggers unite to support the jailed Zone9ers in Ethiopia, and Spain’s Google tax is back in business.

23 July 2014

Netizen Report: Censorship and Social Media Sneakiness Abound in Southeast Asia

At the peak of summer, censorship is rising in SE Asia, African NGOs are drafting a regional Internet Rights declaration, and Europe is wrestling with Right-to-Be-Forgotten fallout.

16 July 2014

Netizen Report: China Teases Users With Sporadic Censorship

This week, Iranian Facebook users face major jail time, Google reverses its real-name policy, and lawyers, geeks, and librarians all say no to censorship in Turkey.