Monthly Archives: August 2017

– Global Voices honors the life of open web activist Bassel Khartabil, executed by the Syrian regime

A Creative Commons leader in Syria who was active in projects including Mozilla Firefox and Wikipedia, Bassel Khartabil played a pivotal role in extending online access and open knowledge to the public in Syria. Bassel's whereabouts and condition were unknown until today, when his wife Noura Ghazi learned from Syrian officials that he was executed

– Death in custody of a Nobel laureate, sentencing bloggers, and Pakistan's UN review

Last month in the Asia-Pacific region saw the death of China's most renowned political prisoner, harsh convictions against dissident bloggers in Vietnam, threats to encryption in Australia, concerns about PNG's cybercrime act, the first ever review of Pakistan's human rights record by the UN Human Rights Committee, and more. Source: MEDIA FEED