Monthly Archives: January 2021

Open letter to Facebook and Google

This statement was originally published on privacyinternational.org on 28 January 2021. KEY ADVOCACY POINTS We believe it is necessary for both Google and Facebook to: Accelerate the expansion of full transparency tools to all countries where you operate to ensure that the least favoured countries benefit from the same level of transparency as the most favoured

The old media and the new must work together to preserve free speech values

This statement was originally published on eff.org on 29 January 2021. EFF Civil Liberties Director David Greene delivered the following as a keynote address on March 6, 2020, at the Media Law and Policy in the Digital Age: Global Challenges and Opportunities symposium hosted by Indiana University’s Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies

Vietnam: National Party Congress begins amid escalating crackdown on internet freedom

This statement was originally published on article19.org on 25 January 2021. Vietnam has escalated its attack on online freedom of expression in advance of the national Communist Party Congress, which opens today, said ARTICLE 19. In recent weeks the Vietnamese government has imprisoned individuals for online activities and in recent years has enacted new laws

Myanmar’s military accuse two Rakhine State reporters of criminal libel

This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 26 January 2021. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the criminal libel suit that Myanmar’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, have brought against two journalists over a story about the disappearance of rice from a village in a remote part of western Rakhine State, although the military

Journalist Marilú Capa shot, severely injured in Ecuador

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 25 January 2021. Ecuadorian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the shooting of radio journalist Marilú Capa and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 8 a.m. on January 19, in the northeastern town of Nueva Loja, an unidentified man entered

Why EFF doesn’t support bans on private use of face recognition

This statement was originally published on eff.org on 20 January 2021. Government and private use of face recognition technology each present a wealth of concerns. Privacy, safety, and amplification of carceral bias are just some of the reasons why we must ban government use. But what about private use? It also can exacerbate injustice, including its

A Safety Guide for Artists

This statement was originally published on artistsatriskconnection.org on 26 January 2021. When an artist first faces risk, there are not a lot of roadmaps: the experience can be incredibly isolating and disorienting. A Safety Guide for Artists explores topics such as defining and understanding risk, preparing for threats, fortifying digital safety, documenting persecution, finding assistance,

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