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- Targeting bloggers and tech companies alike, Russia continues web crackdown
- #IMWeekly: July 11, 2014
- After a filter shift, Iraqis find other ways online
- Bangladesh’s Female Bike Brigade Brings Internet Access to Citizens
- #IMWeekly: July 4, 2014
- “Total Censorship in the Air”: How the Thai Junta Has Policed Online Media
- Clampdowns on Online Dissent in Modi’s India
- #IMWeekly: June 27, 2014
- “Blasphemy” and Social Media in Pakistan
Archive for 2014
Russia is continuing a recent crackdown on online communications, passing a series of new laws and amendments that target web platforms and their users.
In this week's #IMWeekly: Jordan blocks 7iber and eight other websites, Myanmar cracks down on Facebook, and more details of the USA's far-reaching surveillance tactics emerge.
As their government adjusts its Internet filters, raising some barriers and lowering others in a bid to contain a violent Sunni insurgency, Iraqis are leaning on alternative technologies to maintain access to online services.
Bangladesh's Infoladies, a group of 56 women in their early twenties, are providing the nation's impoverished rural citizens with Internet connectivity. In a country that enjoys little in the way of widespread Internet access, the work of the Infoladies is allowing economically disenfranchised groups to gain access to information and resources that help them survive.
In this week's #IMWeekly: One-fifth of websites are blocked in the United Kingdom, the NSA is ruled within bounds, and Iraq flips around its filtering protocol to better target ISIS.
It has been over a month since Thailand’s military junta, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), overtook the country’s government during a May 22 coup. Since then, the NCPO has aimed to consolidate political control of the country, moving online to restrict access to information.
Devu Chodankar, a 31 year-old resident of Goa, could land himself in jail after posting comments critical of India's newest Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook. The case highlights a trend towards curbing online free expression in the country following Modi's widely-celebrated victory.
In this week's #IMWeekly: Australia announces a controversial surveillance bill, Iraqi netizens find a way around internet blockages, and Russia targets extremism on Twitter.
Recent social media censorship in Pakistan has sparked renewed attention to the country's blasphemy laws and how they're applied online.