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Stories about Freedom of Speech

16 October 2014

With Just Over 50 Entries, Kremlin Blogger Registry Gets No Love

RuNet Echo

Russia's new blogger law requires popular bloggers to register with the state, but only 52 entries have been added to the registry since it started operations over two months ago.

15 October 2014

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: The Maekelawi Ceremony

Global Voices Advocacy

"We could not carry on surviving the hell of Maekelawi. We ended up telling our interrogators what they wanted to hear."

Facebook's Zuckerberg Promotes Greater Internet Access in Indonesia

Global Voices Advocacy

Indonesia has one of the biggest and most active social media communities in the world -- and Mark Zuckerberg wants to get in on the action.

As The Kremlin's Media Crackdown Continues, Blogs Might Be The Final Casualty

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

With independent online media closing down or moving abroad, Russian bloggers may now be facing even greater pressure from the Kremlin, as their freedom has shrunk dramatically.

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: Testimony of Befeqadu Hailu

Global Voices Advocacy

Original testimony from Befeqadu Hailu, one of four Global Voices members currently jailed in Ethiopia.

14 October 2014

Vladimir Putin and Russian Nationalists Don't Get Along. Here's Why.

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo speaks to Egor Prosvirnin, the chief editor of the website "Sputnik & Pogrom," about Vladimir Putin and nationalism in Russia today.

13 October 2014

Will the Right to Be Forgotten Inspire Repressive Regimes to Expand Internet Censorship?

Global Voices Advocacy

“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.

10 October 2014

A Student Movement Against a Mishandled Sexual Abuse Investigation Rocks West Bengal

Students, as well as members of the general public, have mounted a sudden and effective campaign to express their outrage with the way authorities have handled a recent molestation case.

9 October 2014

GV Face: Alaa Abd El Fattah and Maryam Al Khawajah on Hunger Strikes, Jail-time, and Activism in Egypt and Bahrain

GV Face

Hundreds of political prisoners are currently on hunger strike in Egypt and Bahrain.

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