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8 September 2014

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This Russian Lawmaker Thinks the US Can Take Russia Off The Internet

A deputy in the Russian parliament thinks the United States might cut off Russia's internet and suggests Russians take measures to get ready for the information blackout.

29 July 2014

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Leaked Cybercrime Law Could Undo Tunisia's Pioneer Status on Internet Rights

Government officials renew calls for filtering and monitoring of the Internet under the pretext of "fighting terrorism" -- could this mean the end of Tunisia's Internet rights renaissance?

24 June 2014

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Russian Bureaucracy’s Race to Police the Web

"...the most frightening truth may be that Russia’s law enforcement agencies don’t always wait for lawmakers to grant them formal authority when it comes to policing the Internet."

19 June 2014

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Administrative Court Lawsuit: Stop Social Media Surveillance in Egypt

Human rights groups in Egypt filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the Ministry of Interior’s plans to procure software capable of monitoring public and private conversations on social media.

12 June 2014

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Delfi v. Estonia: Website Liability for User Comments Would Stifle Free Expression

Comment is free - until it isn't. The European Court of Human Rights will soon decide whether websites should be held legally responsible for the content of user comments.

10 June 2014

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Icing the Virtual Cake: Jordan's Draft Telecom Law

A newly proposed telecom law would give the Telecommunications Commission broad powers to criminalize and block various types of online content.

31 May 2014

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Censors On, China Still Doesn't Want Anyone Talking About Tiananmen Square

Estimates of the death toll from June 4, 1989 range from a few hundred to the thousands. The Chinese government has prohibited all forms of discussion online or offline since.