Latest stories about Protest
9 December 2013
A new "anti-protest" bill in Spain could prohibit calling for protests via the Internet, circulating riot images during demonstrations, and "violence against street furniture."
6 December 2013
An unusually diverse range of groups are making urgent last-minute appeals against Japan's State Secrecy Protection Bill. Meanwhile, a ruling party leader compared protesters to "terrorists".
29 November 2013
Prominent Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested in Cairo late Thursday night. Supporters suspect the arrest took place under Egypt's new anti-protest law.
27 November 2013
Japan's House of Representatives passed the controversial State Secrecy Protection Bill on Tuesday, November 26 despite criticism from journalists and human rights advocates.
26 November 2013
"Hello darling! Your beloved 404 is back." Activists fear that a new government agency, charged with investigating ICT-related crime, may usher in a new regime of surveillance and censorship.
22 November 2013
The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking national secrets. Critics fear it could curtail media freedom and the right to information.
8 November 2013
The Thailand government is proposing amendments to its already draconian Computer Crimes Act that would allow authorities to block websites without seeking court approval.