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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. Netizens in India rang in 2016 amid burning controversy over net neutrality regulations that could lead to a permanent ban on Facebook’s Free Basics app, which offers free access to a limited number of […] more »

by Sonia Paul

From the eight journalists who were killed at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January to the murders of four bloggers and a publisher in Bangladesh, 2015 has been a stark reminder of the dangers for a free press. Sixty-nine journalists were killed this year for their work, according to the Committee 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. The government of Bangladesh this week banned Facebook along with mobile chat apps Viber and WhatsApp in an apparent effort to maintain public order. When implementing the ban, the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission mistakenly […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

The Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. The U.S. and EU Internet industries are still reeling from the recent strikedown of Safe Harbor provisions between the EU and U.S., which facilitated the transfer of data between Europe and the U.S., despite the higher standards for […] 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. 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 its first implementation of a new anti-terrorism law, the Egyptian government arrested three Facebook users on August 23 on charges of “incitement to violence”, accusing them of spreading materials in support of the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Personal (search) history (Jenna Wortham / New York Times) 2. Journalists offer tips on enduring — and learning from —  storms of Twitter rage (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Reddit responds after being threatened, banned and unbanned by the Russian government (Lucas Matney / TechCrunch) 4. Samsung’s big bet: Put American software startups inside […] 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. Lauren Laverne launches online platform aimed at women (Jasper Jackson / Guardian) 2. Facebook hosting doesn’t change things, the world already changed (via Eugene Wei) 3. Angie’s List halts expansion plans to protest Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” law (Dawn Chmielewski & Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code) 4. Periscope won’t change the world – but it appeals […] more »