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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.

11 February 2015

Netizen Report: Mass Surveillance Violates Human Rights, Says UK Tribunal

This week, Iraq sets stiff penalties for insult on social media, Cubans snicker at Netflix announcement, and Samsung makes a new TV that watches you.

4 February 2015

Netizen Report: Asian Governments Embrace Surveillance in the Name of Security

While Thailand and Singapore press for broader surveillance powers, Ecuadorian social media users take heat from their president and Macedonia says no to drones.

28 January 2015

Netizen Report: DRC Blocks Networks in Face of Violent Protests

Ellery Roberts Biddle, Lisa Ferguson, Hae-in Lim and Sarah Myers West contributed to this report. Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends...

22 January 2015

Netizen Report: Venezuelans Question Disappearing Internet Service

This week's report begins in Venezuela, where Internet users reported an outage on the country's largest ISP for approximately 12 hours last Saturday.

14 January 2015

Netizen Report: Post-Charlie Chilling Effects Take Shape Worldwide

This week, we look at reactions to the Charlie Hebdo attack from Russia, the UK and across the EU -- and the ramifications the attack could have for digital rights.

8 January 2015

Netizen Report: China Adds Yet Another Layer of Control to the Internet

In our first Netizen Report of 2015, we look at the latest on censorship in India, blogger persecution in Russia, and the Sony hack (it may not be what it looks like.)

18 December 2014

Netizen Report: Kyrgyz News Site Censored in Central Asia for ISIS Coverage

This week, Japan cracks down on whistleblowers, Sweden pounces on the Pirate Bay and Spain's "Google tax" shows its teeth.