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Facebook has nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users –that’s nearly 20% of the total global population. Yet, in some countries harsh sanctions and time in jail can be imposed on those who comment on social media, in the majority of cases for speaking out against their government.
Do you know which country employs over 2,000,000 people to monitor microblogging sites?
The Network of Vietnamese Bloggers has called on the government of Vietnam to uphold its commitment to human rights in wake of the country's election to the United Nations Human Rights Council
Sudan has widespread and affordable internet access - the problem is the oppressive regime, writes Dalia Haj-Omar
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 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
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
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