Stories about Protest

6 October 2014

The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.

3 October 2014

Tips for Citizens Documenting Hong Kong's Protests

Taking video of protests? WITNESS compiles some tips for documenting protests and police violence both safely and ethically.

2 October 2014

What Protesters in Hong Kong (and Anywhere Else) Should Know About FireChat

Two leading security experts explain the risks in using FireChat -- and offer some simple tips for digital safety in a protest environment.

Hong Kong Protesters Shore Up Mobile Communications Tools in Face of Technical Threats

Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.

Fears of a Network Blackout Still Loom for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters

Could Hong Kong really experience a mobile network shutdown? Officials say it's possible, but unlikely.

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).

28 July 2014

‘Terrified’ Founder Decides to Shutter Hong Kong Pro-Democracy News Site ‘House News’

Some are speculating that the site was pressured to shut down as part of a wider crackdown by Beijing on Hong Kong's media.

15 July 2014

Thai Junta Tightens its Grip on the Internet

Findings from the Citizen Lab’s network measurement tests show that blocking in the days following Thailand's coup was “highly dynamic.”

11 July 2014

Blocking Facebook: A Hot New Trend in Southeast Asia?

More and more governments in Southeast Asia are becoming aggressive in their efforts to block Facebook, especially during crisis moments. Netizens should respond by remaining vigilant.

23 June 2014

The Struggle for Freedom Online in Mexico

Mexican citizens continue to protest the country's broad-reaching telecom law, that could impact free expression, privacy, and other fundamental rights online.