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Why did China take its own propaganda film offline? Netizens point to US tech sanctions

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:22:33 +0000

Netizens suspect that the film is being restricted due to new US sanctions against ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications hardware company.


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#SOSNicaragua: At least 25 killed in Nicaragua protests, including one journalist, say human rights groups

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:37:21 +0000

Nicaraguans are live broadcasting, tweeting and video blogging about the crisis on the ground.


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Troll farm takes aim at American audiences in new web campaign

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:58:06 +0000

RIA FAN, a Russian news outlet with known connections to the Saint Petersburg "troll factory", announced its latest project: a website called USA Really, aimed at a U.S.-based audience.


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Angolan authorities bring journalist Rafael Marques back to court, for investigating corruption

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:40:44 +0000

A journalist best known for exposing human rights violations in the diamond trade, Marques is not the only target of the Angolan regime.


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Netizen Report: Russia is blocking millions of IP addresses, all because of the Telegram #IPocalypse

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:11:50 +0000

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.


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Will Singapore's plan to combat ‘deliberate online falsehoods’ stifle free speech?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:52:47 +0000

"…the biggest threat to the stability and growth of the democratic process in Singapore is the government’s control of the media and information."


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Liberian journalists detained, slapped with US 1.8 million lawsuit amid political feud

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:13:05 +0000

Only weeks after FrontPage Africa reported on the LEITI scandal, the newspaper was slammed with a crippling libel civil lawsuit. Press freedom activists believe FrontPage Africa has been targeted.


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As Russian court announces Telegram ban, users stand defiant, amused… and worried

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:15:40 +0000

And as a year-long battle between Telegram and the Russian authorities ended with the decision to block the app, reaction to the announcement has been passionate and often derisive.


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Netizen Report: Around the World, Activists Demand Answers From Facebook

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:50:34 +0000

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.


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Will Tanzanian Bloggers Pay Up or Push Back Against ‘Blogger Tax'?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:50:01 +0000

In Tanzania, where media historically holds strong ties to government interests, blogging opened up possibilities for individuals to establish private news outlets that proved immensely powerful.


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