Monthly Archives: February 2013

Libya’s Women Activists Outraged by Court Ruling on Wives

Two Women = One Man Libya

Libya’s Supreme Court has overturned a marriage law requiring a husband to secure the approval of his first wife before taking a second. This ruling on multiple wives has horrified liberals, who fear the clock is being turned back on

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Posted in Human Rights

Media Censorship: Vietnam on Media ‘Risk List’

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  Vietnam is one of the top 10 countries in the world where press freedom suffered the most setbacks during 2012, a leading media advocacy group said this week, citing stepped-up imprisonment of journalists as a reason for the decline.

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship, Political Censorship

Internet Censorship: Escalating Assault on Bloggers in Vietnam

Bloggers in Vietnam

Blogs in Vietnam have become prime targets of government repression, with more than 30 bloggers and netizens behind bars amid a crackdown on online dissent that has intensified over the past three years, an advocacy group said in a report

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Posted in Government Control, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: CISPA is Back! FAQ on What it is and Why it’s Still Dangerous?

STOP CISPA

The privacy-invasive bill known as CISPA—the so-called “cybersecurity” bill—was reintroduced in February 2013. Just like last year, the bill has stirred a tremendous amount of grassroots activism because it carves a loophole in all known privacy laws and grants legal immunity for companies to share your private information. EFF has compiled an FAQ detailing how the bill’s major provisions work and how they endanger all Internet users’ privacy. Please join us in speaking out against CISPA by contacting Congress now.

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Posted in Internet Censorship, Privacy

Media Censorship: China Censorship ‘Not Improving’

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China is the world’s biggest prison of journalists and netizens, a press freedom watchdog’s new report says. China has one of the world’s worst records on press freedom, with controls on state-run media and netizens showing no signs of abating,

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Posted in Government Control, Media Censorship

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