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14 April 2014

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Myanmar Media Workers Protest Persecution With “Blackout”

Myanmar newspapers blacked-out their front pages to protest the jailing of journalists. Last week, journalist Zaw Pe was sentenced to one year in prison for "disrupting the work of a government official."

12 April 2014

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#FreeCiaxon: Detained Nigerian Twitter User Released

Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi was detained shortly after he posted a series of photos and eyewitness reports on an escape attempt by several members of the northern Nigeria-based Boko Haram.

11 April 2014

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Cambodia’s Cyber Bill Undermines Internet Freedom From Every Angle

Cambodian netizens and human rights groups are speaking out against the government’s anti-cybercrime bill, which could lead to harsh penalties for online criticism, stricter Internet regulation, and social media censorship.

8 April 2014

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Zambia Will Draft Internet Law to Control “Gossiping” Media

Information Minister Joseph Katema derided the current media environment, claiming that Zambians are "starved of credible information" due to the media's focus on "spreading falsehoods."

1 April 2014

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Teenage Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested For ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Posts

Fellow bloggers have accused an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.

31 March 2014

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Viber Chat App Blocked in The Gambia?

Government officials say Viber and other Internet-based communications services are depriving local telcos of much-needed revenue. Critics suggest political concerns may be driving the blockages.

26 March 2014

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Advocates Hail Brazil's “Bill of Rights for the Internet”

Though privacy concerns remain, the approval of the Marco Civil "is important not only for the country, but also for the world," says Joana Varon, an original author of the law.