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6 September 2019

British backpack inventor said his Facebook ads banned in Hong Kong for using the word "revolutionary"

Author: Ian Young, South China Morning Post

“He tried to sell ‘revolutionary’ backpacks in Hong Kong. Facebook’s response left him ‘gobsmacked’”, 5 September 2019...

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21 August 2019

Publisher rejects censorship claims after halting publication of book criticising army

Author: Jamie Doward, The Observer via The Guardian

"In no man’s land: anger as publisher puts book criticising army on hold", 18 August 2019...

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Article
17 July 2019

China: Google executive confirms termination of Project Dragonfly

Author: BBC (UK)

“Google's Project Dragonfly 'terminated' in China”, 17 July 2019...

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25 June 2019

UN expert calls for moratorium on the sale, transfer & use of surveillance tools; cites lack of human rights-compliant regulatory frameworks

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, called for an immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer and use of surveillance technology until human rights-compliant regulatory frameworks are in place. In a...

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21 June 2019

UN report addresses challenges to freedoms of assembly & association in the digital age, incl. recommendations to cos.

Author: Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association

“Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association (A/HRC/41/41)”, 21 Jun 2019...

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Article
17 June 2019

Liberia: Govt. blocks internet to subdue access to social media during anti-govt. protests

Author: Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa

‘Liberia has blocked social media as protesters demand the return of missing millions’ 7 June 2019...

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Article
13 June 2019

At RightsCon, UN experts urge govts. & cos. to adhere to human rights standards in design & management of digital infrastructure

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"UN experts stress links between digital space and human rights at RightsCon, Tunis", 13 Jun 2019...

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Article
12 June 2019

Middle East & North Africa: Telecommunication cos. Ooredoo & Etisalat backslide in Ranking Digital Rights benchmark

Author: Afef Abrougui, Ranking Digital Rights

"Arab region’s telecommunications companies fail to respect users’ digital rights", 12 Jun 2019...

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Article
1 June 2019

Access Now report reveals extent of internet shutdowns & documents increased pushback in courts

Author: Access Now

"The State of Internet Shutdowns Around the World: The 2018 #Keepiton Report" 01 Jun 2019...

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Article
29 May 2019

US and Chinese tech giants are investing in Africa's digital infrastructure to avoid internet censorship from authoritarian regimes

Author: Clarissa Herrmann, Deutsche Welle

"Who brings the internet to Africa's remote regions?", 28 May 2019....

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