• Gul Panag
    Twitter Trolls in India: Sexist Abuse as a Tool to Muzzle Women

    This article draws attention to the real increase of sexist online abuse in India via social media channels like Twitter. Female activists who have “tweeted” political messages are consistently targeted for their outspokenness and are met with serious threats that transcend the digital realm. The article was originally published on April 1, 2014 by the Index on Censorship.

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  • Cartoon: Free Twitter
    Cartoon: Free Twitter

    The Constitutional court in Turkey ruled PM Erdogan’s actions illegal, after the two week period in which he banned Twitter. In today’s curated cartoon, Artist Osvaldo Gutierrez depicts the iconic social media symbol escaping its former clutches.

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  • A protestor holding a sign expressing opposition against Turkish PM Erdogan
    Air Must be Banned, Too

    In this week’s column, author Tarik Gunersel writes about literary and social media crackdowns as well as the recent challenges to religious freedom under Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdoğan.

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    Cartoon: Legitimate Anger?

    Outraged by the spying practices of the NSA, tech giants Google and Facebook have been calling for substantial reform and more transparency. Political cartoonist Tjeerd Royaards (Netherlands) takes a closer look.

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  • Jill Stein speaking at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration. Today we feature an interview with Stein in this week's round up. Photo: Paul Stein.
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week: Green Party candidate Jill Stein on censorship in US elections, the arrest of Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, China censors Twitter ahead of Communist Party congress, Bahrain revokes citizenships, and new gag law limits press freedom in Costa Rica.

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