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21 November 2014
A Facebook group claimed responsibility for hacking to death a university professor. After a few days of receiving abuse reports from users, Facebook took down the page.
20 November 2014
As they increasingly use digital advocacy and communication tools to do their work, environmental rights defenders in Africa have become more and more vulnerable to cyber-attacks and online harassment.
18 November 2014
A former inmate released from detention last month revealed that the activist blogger is being tortured in prison. Supporters in Vietnam and around the world are campaigning for his release.
11 November 2014
10 November 2014
Gambian authorities have neither confirmed nor denied arresting Sait Matty Jaw. Supporters are rallying on Facebook at the Free Sait Matty Jaw page.
4 November 2014
Experts see the attacks as emblematic of the proverbial price paid by foreign companies that choose to make their services available in China.
31 October 2014
More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.
18 October 2014
Governments in a growing list of nations have recognized that modern-day connectivity can prove a lethal challenge to their legitimacy and very existence.
17 October 2014
María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio volunteered as a contributor with Valor por Tamaulipas (Courage for Tamaulipas), a citizen media platform that allows users to file anonymous reports on violence.
16 October 2014
With independent online media closing down or moving abroad, Russian bloggers may face even greater pressure from the Kremlin.