Following yesterday’s news that video blogging youth activist Adnan Hajizade had been conditionally released in Azerbaijan, Facebook was today awash with news that his friend and fellow activist, Emin Milli, had also been freed. Amnesty International had adopted both as prisoners of conscience.
A blogger in Egypt who served four years in prison on charges of insulting Islam and president Hosni Mubarak was finally released on Tuesday. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil, 26, known as Kareem Amer, was in bad health and was beaten by security officers before his release on Tuesday.
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In light of Facebook’s recent announcement of the addition of “Facebook Messages” – a message aggregator that will bring together text, chat and email – to its service, we offer our data that describes the communication landscape of today’s teens. In our Youth and Mobile Phones report, we look at the complete picture of where and how teens communicate with friends, which provides some context for understanding the potential implications of Facebook’s new feature.
In the report, we note that while email isn’t used very much as a daily communication tool with friends, it is used, albeit less frequently, by most teens, and used mostly to talk to institutions, adults and others less reachable by text messaging, as well as when teens need to send longer and more complicated messages to a group. The data suggest that while email isn’t used heavily by teens, it certainly hasn’t disappeared, either. Read more »
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EFF recently participated in the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Vilnius, Lithuania, advocating for the respect of citizens’ fundamental rights online. The IGF is an experimental and influential multi-stakeholder policy forum convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006, where civil society, industry, the technical community, and decision makers discuss key aspects of Internet governance issues on an equal footing. The informal nature of the IGF is designed to promote the full and frank exchange of ideas on important Internet policy issues without the knock-down-and-dragged-out conflicts that characterize other international fora where recommendations or binding treaties are made. This year, IGF brought together over 1,400 participants from around the world. Videos and transcripts of all the official meetings are now online and make for interesting viewing.
Chief prosecutor says warrant needed to interrogate WikiLeaks founder over rape allegations but he alleges a conspiracy after his Afghanistan and Iraq revelations
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