Tag: iran

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

This article originally appeared on Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report, which offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Over the month of January 2016, government authorities in Kenya pursued criminal allegations against several bloggers and social media activists. Among them is recognized journalist and influential blogger […] 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 lifting of nuclear sanctions and the release of Iranian-American prisoners, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, on Jan. 16 seemed to bring new hope for progress in Iran. But while the world watched Iran […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Post correspondent Jason Rezaian sentenced to prison term in Iran (Peter Holley / Washington Post) 2. Podcasting in 2015 is like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, trouble for incumbents (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Harassment causes anxiety, affects work, women journalists say (Allison Ridgway / Ryerson Journalism Research Centre) 4. City of Boston […] 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. Mexico’s legislature considered — and then quickly shelved — a cybercrime bill that critics labeled “the worst Internet law in history.” The Law for the Prevention and Punishment of Information Crimes was drafted by Senator […] 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 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. Stories of refugees moving en masse to Western Europe from Syria and other conflict-ridden countries have moved into digital rights territory, as access to communications networks has become vital for those navigating unfamiliar terrain […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. White House to engage Iran critics through @TheIranDeal (Nahal Toosi / Politico) 2. Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds (Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post) 3. CartoDB lets anyone visualize their data with one-click mapping (Christine Magee / TechCrunch) 4. PayPal is now worth more than Netflix, eBay, and […] more »

by Mahsa Alimardani

“The Internet environment is like a raging river full of water, and the water keeps on brimming and roaring. If we devise a plan for this river, and can direct it as we wish to a dam, we can create opportunities out of it. But if we leave it, and do not devise plans for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New Tow report: The new global journalism (The Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2. This is how Tehran Bureau covers Iran (Kelly Golnoush Niknejad / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. What The New York Times learned with NYT Opinion and NYT Now (Joseph Lichterman & Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter UK TV ratings […] more »

by Faraz Sanei

On July 31, a prominent Iranian journalist tweeted, “Saba’s mother has now joined Twitter.” Saba’s mother Akram Mohammadi, had just given an interview about her daughter Saba’s agonizing 65 days of pretrial detention at an unknown location. Unidentified security officials had arrested Saba Azarpaik, a Tehran-based journalist, on May 28. A few hours later, the Twitter account linked […] more »