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Regime repression stifles Sudan’s net freedom

Regime repression stifles Sudan’s net freedom

Sudan has widespread and affordable internet access - the problem is the oppressive regime, writes Dalia Haj-Omar

Azerbaijan extends libel law to web speech

Index on Censorship and partner organizations have strongly condemned moves by Azerbaijan's government on Tuesday to criminalise online slander and abuse in the run-up to the country's October Presidential election.

Threats to online free speech are a civil society defeat, says Internet Bill of Rights sponsor

Threats to online free speech are a civil society defeat, says Internet Bill of Rights sponsor

Brazil’s constitution protects free speech, but antiquated local laws often threaten this fundamental right in digital spaces. The latest statistics from Google’s Transparency Report show that Brazil issues the third most court orders for content removal behind the US and Germany. Recent cases, including the arrest of a Google executive for refusing to take down a

Index on Censorship launches new-look magazine

Index on Censorship launches new-look magazine

Index on Censorship has had a makeover! Find out more about how we're leading the global debate on freedom of expression with our fresh new look

Freedom to Connect conference: Aaron Swartz remembered, calls for copyright law ammendment

Freedom to Connect conference: Aaron Swartz remembered, calls for copyright law ammendment

Belarus: Pulling the plug

Belarus: Pulling the plug

Europe's last dictatorship plans even tighter controls over citizens' access to the digital world, Index shows in a new report Read the report in full here Press Release: Internet explosion backfires for Europe’s last dictator

Brazilian schoolgirl threatened with death for Facebook page exposing school problems

A thirteen-year old Brazilian girl claims she has faced death threats through a Facebook community page she created to denounce problems in her school. Isadora Faber created Diário de Classe (or “Classroom Diary”) in July 2012 to “show the truth about public schools,” as she writes on the page description, leading

What Russia censored in January

January saw a dramatic escalation of internet filtering in Russia. The League for Internet Safety, an organisation backed by the Kremlin, launched an experiment in the Kostroma region in central Russia in which 29 local internet service providers signed new contracts with users, giving them access only to a sanitised internet