By Ellery Roberts Biddle
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world. This report covers news and events from July 20 – August 9, 2019.
Journalists working online across the globe face legal threats all too often. While state authorities will sometimes press charges against journalists in direct response to their work, other times they will pursue a criminal case or accusation against a journalist without explicit reference to the person’s reporting, accusing them of crimes like tax evasion. Here are a few recent examples from Cuba to Cambodia and beyond.
Read more via Netizen Report: Online Journalists are Under Fire Across The Globe —
Our planet is changing rapidly, and for the better. Despite all of the challenges we face, and the many issues that remain to be solved as well as measures being imposed on the human population that they really do not desire and have been speaking up against, like 5G, there is a lot of good news coming as a result of decades and decades of information, awareness, and activism.
Read more & Video: “Whale Watching in Iceland: Is this what you want to see?” (2:41) via For The First Time In 17 Years, ZERO Whales Will Be Harpooned In Iceland! — Collective Evolution
By Aaron Kesel
WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange has been charged under The Espionage Act on 17 new counts in a superseding indictment for his role in obtaining and publishing classified military and diplomatic documents prior to his extradition hearing on May 30th, Reuters reported.
Read more & videos: “LIVE: Wikileaks Editor in chief holds press briefing on Assange’s “new criminal case” (1:02:46) ; “Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Maguire, accepts GUE/NGL Prize on behalf of Julian Assange” (10:24) ; “Daniel Ellsberg On Assange Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom” (21:12) via Death Of Press Freedoms? Julian Assange Charged Under The Espionage Act On 17 Counts —
Update: Saturday’s Yellow Vest protests have escalated in intensity as clashes with the police grew increasingly violent.
After weeks of more moderate protests, France’s Yellow Vests are back in full swing following the end of President Macron’s unsuccessful ‘great debate’ – during which thousands of town halls were conducted over a two-month period in the hopes of solving national issues through citizen debates.
Read more: Total Chaos Breaks Out in France as Yellow Vests Clash With Police — Era of Light
An estimated 5,000 people braved freezing temperatures in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online.
The latest draft of the EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like YouTube to install “upload filters” — a technical mechanism that would block users from uploading copyright-protected content, effectively imposing a system of “prior censorship” on major internet and social media platforms.
Read more: They Want to Censor and Control the Internet, But Activists Reject EU Plan to Pre-Censor Copyright Violations — Humans Are Free
Editor’s Note: As the social media and big tech purge of independent voices continues, entire supposedly democratic countries are banning certain voices as well. What are they afraid of?
Today the Australian government banned conspiracy researcher David Icke from entering the country for his multi-city speaking tour. Although he has spoken in Australia several times in the past decade, the government cited Icke’s skeptical views of vaccinations, global warming, and Israel’s policies as the reason for the ban.
“I was shocked and appalled to have received the news earlier today that my visa had been revoked just hours before boarding a flight to Australia by Immigration Minister David Coleman,” Icke said in statement after being informed of the ban. Read more & video: “The Day Aussie Freedom Died – David Icke Banned from the ‘Land of Freedom’ The David Icke Videocast” (25:58)
Petition: “Let David Icke into Australia”
via Conspiracy Researcher David Icke Banned From Speaking In Australia —
Published on Aug 17, 2017
We have uncovered and refined a revolutionary new process: enforcing the individual commercial liability of corporate executives and government representatives who are causing egregious harm. We are on a mission to make this Liability Action available and easy for everyone. The first focus is solving the smart meter problem. This clip is from the forthcoming InPower Docu-Series: Episode #1.
Published on Aug 29, 2017
Get Episode 2 free: https://inpowermovement.com
The InPower Docu-Series illustrates a powerful new method to restore social justice and accountability. Episode #1 focuses on solving the ‘smart’ meter problem: how we can prevent and reverse the installation of this dangerous technology, through holding corporate executives and government actors financially accountable — for the first time ever. And in so doing, we can restore safety in our homes, and bring balance to our world.
Source: InPower Movement