State of Internet Censorship in Russia

Russia has a long history with Internet censorship, but recent legislation gives the government more power than ever to restrict online speech.  Russia’s government has not needed special legislation in order to stifle online speech.  For example, in 2004 the Kremlin pressured Lithuania into shutting down the Kavkaz Center, a website of an independent, international [...]

Herdict Announces Investment from Omidyar Network

We are thrilled to announce that Herdict has received a $1.5M grant from the Omidyar Network.  Omidyar is a philanthropic foundation created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam to improve people’s lives through “harnessing the power of markets”.  Stacy Donohue, Omidyar Network Director of Investments for Government Transparency, made the announcement during [...]

Understanding our users

We’re about to launch a research project, running for the next couple weeks–we want feedback about how and why you use Herdict. Through interviews, we hope to better understand how our international user base interact with accessibility and access issues, in addition to gaining insight that will help us create a better Herdict in the [...]

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