Posts tagged activism

In Mexico, demonstrators came out in favor of a public Internet that upholds net neutrality and freedom of expression.
Mexico City: Citizens Take to Streets Against #LeyTelecom

In Mexico, demonstrators came out in favor of a public Internet that upholds net neutrality and freedom of expression.

Mexico City: Citizens Take to Streets Against #LeyTelecom


We are worried that these actions might be a sign of restrictions in press freedom again, as it was in the past.

Myanmar newspapers blacked-out their front pages to protest the jailing of journalists. Last week, journalist Zaw Pe was sentenced to one year in prison for “disrupting the work of a government official.”
Myanmar Media Workers Protest Persecution With “Blackout”

We are worried that these actions might be a sign of restrictions in press freedom again, as it was in the past.

Myanmar newspapers blacked-out their front pages to protest the jailing of journalists. Last week, journalist Zaw Pe was sentenced to one year in prison for “disrupting the work of a government official.”

Myanmar Media Workers Protest Persecution With “Blackout”

Though privacy concerns remain, the approval of the Marco Civil “is important not only for the country, but also for the world,” says Joana Varon, an original author of the law.
Advocates Hail Brazil’s “Bill of Rights for the Internet”

Though privacy concerns remain, the approval of the Marco Civil “is important not only for the country, but also for the world,” says Joana Varon, an original author of the law.

Advocates Hail Brazil’s “Bill of Rights for the Internet”

March 15 marks the second anniversary of the imprisonment of Syrian web developer and activist Bassel Khartabil. Monique Doppert reflects on her friendship with Bassel and forthcoming book on his story.
#FreeBassel: Behind the Screens of the Syrian Resistance

March 15 marks the second anniversary of the imprisonment of Syrian web developer and activist Bassel Khartabil. Monique Doppert reflects on her friendship with Bassel and forthcoming book on his story.

#FreeBassel: Behind the Screens of the Syrian Resistance

In Kyrgyzstan’s capital, an angry crowd attacked women’s rights activists whom they mistook for Christian missionaries.
“I Am Scared to Live in This Country”: Crowd Attacks Women’s Rights Activists in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan’s capital, an angry crowd attacked women’s rights activists whom they mistook for Christian missionaries.

“I Am Scared to Live in This Country”: Crowd Attacks Women’s Rights Activists in Kyrgyzstan

Empty chairs at the Arab Bloggers Meeting. Each post-it bears the name of a colleague currently in prison or missing.

When we know we’re being watched all the time, what happens to our right to free speech?


#AB14: If I speak out, will I be punished for it?

Empty chairs at the Arab Bloggers Meeting. Each post-it bears the name of a colleague currently in prison or missing.

When we know we’re being watched all the time, what happens to our right to free speech?

#AB14: If I speak out, will I be punished for it?


Your generation is blessed. Everybody has a phone now, internet is accessible everywhere, satellite TV is available in almost every home. What more do you need?

"It’s no surprise that three years after the start of the Arab revolutions, the situation of online freedom of expression in the region seems almost as bleak as it did before 2011." Hisham Almiraat reflects on #AB14.
Arab Bloggers: A Blessed Generation?

Your generation is blessed. Everybody has a phone now, internet is accessible everywhere, satellite TV is available in almost every home. What more do you need?

"It’s no surprise that three years after the start of the Arab revolutions, the situation of online freedom of expression in the region seems almost as bleak as it did before 2011." Hisham Almiraat reflects on #AB14.

Arab Bloggers: A Blessed Generation?


We speak to journalists, activists and experts inside and outside of Pakistan about the consequences of the strikes in the tribal FATA region.


Film Documents America’s “Invisible” Drone War in Pakistan

We speak to journalists, activists and experts inside and outside of Pakistan about the consequences of the strikes in the tribal FATA region.

Film Documents America’s “Invisible” Drone War in Pakistan

You can say bad things about China in China and go to jail, or you can have conservatives pay you enormous amounts of money to do it in the US.

Venezuela: Twitter Photos Blocked as Protests Continue