Erik Nisbet, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University, examines key points of CGCS’s Internet Policy Observatory-funded research into citizen attitudes towards internet freedom in Russia, Turkey, and Pakistan, and discusses the implications of public opinion patterns surrounding internet censorship.
Tatevik Sargsyan, a doctoral candidate at the School of Communication at American University, explores the privacy, human rights, and economic and trade implications of data localization on governments and citizens. In lieu of the recent ‘Safe Harbor’ agreement, Sargsyan considers localization within the contexts of human rights and commercial exchange.
Welcome to the Media Law Roundup, a weekly digest of developing media news from around the world. This week’s issue covers the FCC hearing, Bangladesh internet shutdown, Tanzania elections, and more.
Ephraim Percy Kenyanito surveys the digital rights landscapes in Mauritania and Rwanda ahead of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review. Kenyanito looks critically at laws governing freedom of expression, privacy, and net discrimination, as well as implications for those at risk of digital rights violations. This post was originally published on Access, an online international human rights organization focused on extending digital rights to users around the world. Click here to read the original post.
Welcome to the Media Law Roundup, a weekly digest of developing media news from around the world. This week’s issue covers the Russian service laws, Syrian connectivity, Freedom of Expression in Turkey, Asia, and more.