Tag: china

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Activists online and on the ground in Egypt have faced heightened scrutiny and legal threats from government authorities since early January, as the country approaches the fifth anniversary of the mass protest movement that […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. While the specter of ISIS is nothing new for much of the Arab region, the November attacks on Paris and Beirut brought heightened urgency to ongoing global debates on violent extremism. As in the […] more »

by Yaqiu Wang

China’s journalists and bloggers, already under threat of persecution, have faced new risks since November 1, when amendments to the country’s criminal law came into effect. Under the amendment, passed in August by the legislative body the National People’s Congress, those convicted of spreading false news about disasters or epidemics will face harsh penalties. The clause added […] more »

by Courtney C. Radsch

“We’re stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL’s propaganda, especially online,” President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders’ Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase in what it terms “foreign terrorist fighters” — citizens of U.N. member states who have left to […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Ahead of a meeting between Lu Wei, China’s Internet czar, and several U.S. tech companies—including Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Uber—Human Rights Watch published a letter asking the invited companies to publicly […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Gigaom died and then came back to life again, kind of (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 2. ThinkProgress to unionize with Writers Guild of America (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 3. The Times Group now says journalists’ salaries will be linked to their Twitter activity (Arunabh Saikia / News Laundry) 4. […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. The Indian government blocked Internet access and text messaging services in some parts of the northeastern state of Manipur following violent protests that resulted in eight deaths. The protests began after the state government […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. In October of 2014, several Twitter users were arrested in Venezuela shortly following the assassination of Robert Serra, a young congressional deputy who was stabbed to death in his home on October 1, 2014. But information […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New platform Senserial delivers serialized e-books (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 2. High school teachers guide students into self-publishing (Alexandra Pannoni / US News Education) 3. Kindle Unlimited payout increases to $1.41 in February as loans drop (Nate Hoffelder / Ink Bits & Pixels) 4. E-books to and from China: Trajectory, Tencent, technology (via […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Boston Globe launches interactive timeline and podcast for bombing trial (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 2. China blocks web access to ‘Under the Dome’ documentary on pollution (Edward Wong / New York Times) 3. Anti-science advocates are freaking out about Google truth rankings (Joanna Rothkopf / Salon) 4. The New York Times has Instagram, but […] more »