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After the killing of secular bloggers in Bangladesh, the country’s security forces have announced the arrest of three suspects. It is too early to interpret the arrests as a breakthrough, writes DW’s Grahame Lucas.

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Since 2013, Brazil and Germany have co-sponsored two resolutions on digital privacy at the UN General Assembly, which could become the base for future global regulation of the Internet. Digital activists often hold up the Marco Civil, Brazil’s domestic framework for the Web, as an international benchmark for protecting civil liberties. So how did a developing country become a world leader in setting human rights standards for advanced information technology?

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The Bobs Award Ceremony 2015


This is the full Award Ceremony of the Bobs 2015. We thank all our guests and our great winners. You are awesome!

Bobs winners tell their stories on DW Life Links


The stories appearing in the latest DW Life Links episode #NoEsc focus on some of the winners of The Bobs – Best of Online Activism.

A target of Syria’s intelligence agency, Mohamed had to flee the country. Now the graffiti artist is developing an online game based on his escape.

Bangladeshi blogger Ananya puts his life on the line just by exercising his right to freedom of speech. Islamist fundamentalists are threatening to kill him. They claim his words offend Islam.

Mexico’s government is introducing a new law facilitating more surveillance. But Irene refuses to accept more technological control. She is fighting for more data protection in her country.

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