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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Defending human rights in a digital age (III): activism behind the screen

What have human rights got to do with the technical running of the internet?

State surveillance is a global threat to press freedom

The state should not have the power to secretly identify then persecute whistleblowers.

Mexico's misinformation wars

How organized troll networks attack and harass journalists and activists in Mexico. Español

The UK’s Investigatory Powers Bill is about to become law – here's why that should terrify us

The evidence that these powers are all needed is thin indeed. And the cost to all of our privacy is huge.

Governing Google

As for Google, without a more ‘joined up’ EU legal and regulatory framework integrating digital rights and economic concerns, users may need to look to solutions outside the law.

Belling the trolls: free expression, online abuse and gender

Freedom of expression is fundamentally about power: about who gets to speak or express themselves and on what terms and platforms.

Poland welcomes internet filtering

Any limits set for free expression online must be traced in pencil, not in ink, and not, and this is particularly important - within a hastily drafted piece of legislation.

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