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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.

11 June 2014

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Meeting with Putin, Industry Leaders Ditch Users on Digital Rights

Vladimir Putin attended a much-anticipated meeting with Russian Internet industry leaders in Moscow today. Did they discuss Internet freedom? Barely.

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.

9 June 2014

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Get the Facts: Egypt Ramps Up Digital Surveillance

Egypt's Ministry of Interior wants to monitor all online content -- public and private. Learn what the government is doing now, and what it's hoping to do in the future.

4 June 2014

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Netizen Report: China’s Censors Take on Google and Messaging Apps Ahead of Tiananmen’s 25th Anniversary

This week's report begins in China, where the government has blocked access to all of Google’s encrypted and unencrypted services in the country and announced a new battle against Internet messaging apps.

28 May 2014

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China to Perform Security Inspections for Tech Products

A new policy will give Chinese authorities a legal basis to pressure technology companies and online service providers to remove "illegal" products -- like circumvention tools -- from the marketplace.

26 May 2014

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Serbian Bloggers Censored for Criticizing Flood Relief Efforts

Bloggers, journalists and rights-conscious Internet users have flooded the Serbian web with republications of a blog post condemning the government for stifling free expression during the country's state of emergency.