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19 April 2014

NETmundial 101: The Run-Up to the Internet World Cup

The NETmundial global Internet governance meeting is just days away. Despite much anticipation of the meeting following the Snowden revelations, many remain skeptical of what it will accomplish.

16 April 2014

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Tunisian Blog Launches Whistleblowing Platform

Tunisian award-winning collective blog Nawaat has launched its own whistle-blowing platform: Nawaat Leaks.

11 April 2014

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Law 140: Eavesdropping on Lebanon

Lebanon’s Surveillance Law guarantees the right to privacy across all means of electronic communication -- unfortunately, authorities violate this law on a regular basis.

9 April 2014

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Netizen Report: Battling “Annoying” and “Insulting” Emails in India, Mozambique

This week's Netizen Report looks at troublesome laws affecting speech in India, Mozambique, and Zambia, along with a proposed surveillance measure in Kosovo.

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In Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Internet Blackouts Are Systematic

As the militarization of the North Sinai has left residents increasingly disconnected from Internet and mobile services, some citizens are working together to sue mobile service providers and demand a guarantee of service.

8 April 2014

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Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights

ZunZuneo not only obtained mobile phone numbers for half a million Cubans without their knowledge or consent -- it also observed and analyzed (read: surveilled) their communications for "political tendencies."

2 April 2014

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Netizen Report: Telecom Reforms in Mexico Smack of Authoritarian Past

This week we look at Mexico's byzantine new telecommunications bill and at Costa Rica, where the Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of media workers' rights to privacy.