Russia: Protect Human Rights Defenders in Chechnya

Russia: Protect Human Rights Defenders in Chechnya

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Europe, NGOs and Civil Society, Press Freedom | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Chechen Leader Threatened ‘Mobile Group’ in TV Broadcast (Moscow) – Russiashould ensure the safety of human rights defenders after public threats by Chechnya’s Kremlin-appointed leader, Human Rights Watch said today. The Russian authorities should end harassment of the Joint Mobile Group of Human Rights Defenders in Chechnya (Mobile Group), whose […]

Thailand: Internet Trial a Major Setback for Free Speech

Thailand: Internet Trial a Major Setback for Free Speech

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Asia, CPR Rights, Press Freedom | No Comments

Published in Human Rights Watch Web Manager Convicted for Failing to Remove Lese Majeste Content (New York) – The conviction of a prominent website manager on computer crimes charges highlights the Thai government’s growing misuse of laws intended to protect the monarchy. Imposing a prison sentence adds to the climate of fear and self-censorship in […]

The Potential Chilling Effects of Big Data

The Potential Chilling Effects of Big Data

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Business, Press Freedom | No Comments

By Jay Stanley ACLU Last week I posted about “Big Data” and how it is being used to discover new facts about people, to sift and sort them based on subtle patterns, to flag them as “risks” in this field or that, to predict their behavior, and to manipulate them for maximum profit. Of course, […]

Thailand: Internet Provider Faces Lese Majeste Conviction

Thailand: Internet Provider Faces Lese Majeste Conviction

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Asia, Business, Press Freedom | No Comments

Human Rights Watch, April 23, 2012 Free Speech of Online Media on Trial (New York) – The trial of an internet service provider on lese majeste charges puts Thailand’s web moderators at risk of long prison terms, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 30, 2012, the Bangkok Criminal Court will issue a verdict on […]

Peer Pressure: Tech shops that sell spy equipment to repressive regimes are getting pounded.

Peer Pressure: Tech shops that sell spy equipment to repressive regimes are getting pounded.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 in Americas, Business, Press Freedom | No Comments

By Catherine Dunn Corporate Counsel American companies have been criticized in recent years for selling technology to countries that may use it to thwart dissent. Many of these transactions involved China, but in March the story line took a strange twist. A Chinese company took center stage because it’s a major supplier of cameras and […]

Internet Freedom for Global Development : Updates

Internet Freedom for Global Development : Updates

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Business, News, Press Freedom | No Comments

Session 4 Freedom supporting human rights 18 April, 16.10–17.40 In this session we will discuss and explore recent international developments aimed at confirming and clarifying the applicability of human rights law on the Internet. Are these initiatives sufficient? Is the current multi-stakeholder model optimal for holding states accountable for human rights obligations? The session will […]

Vietnam: Immediately Release Rights Bloggers

Vietnam: Immediately Release Rights Bloggers

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Asia, Press Freedom | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Members of Club for Free Journalists on Trial (New York) – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the bloggers Nguyen Van Hai (a.k.a Dieu Cay), Phan Thanh Hai (a.k.a Anhbasg), and Ta Phong Tan and drop all charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today. The People’s Court of Ho Chi […]

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