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27 May 2017

When Journalists Are Attacked, Macedonian Authorities Are Dangerously Slow to Act

Some media workers who were targeted during mob violence at Macedonia's parliament in April haven't filed reports with police because they don't believe anything will come of them.

26 May 2017

Egypt Ups Systematic Efforts to Silence Independent Media

In an environment of persistent conflict, free and independent media that cover events in the public interest — not in the interests of politicians — is more important than ever.

25 May 2017

Netizen Report: In India and Jamaica, Women Face Threats for Resisting Misogyny Online

In Malaysia and Azerbaijan, officials go after media for political coverage. Meanwhile, with major social media sites banned, Kashmiris have turned to local platform KashBook.

Iraqi Parliament Slammed for Bill Restricting Free Speech, Right to Protest

Instead of working to ensure stronger protections for freedoms, the Iraqi parliament is rather seeking to pass a repressive law.

22 May 2017

Mumbai Technologists Are Using TV Spectrum to Bring More Internet Access to India

Rising Voices

Poor Internet infrastructure leaves the vast majority of Indians limited to mobile Internet only, making it difficult to engage deeply with Internet technology.

Malaysian Editors Face Cybercrime Charges for Posting a Video that Criticized Attorney General

In the video, which was taken during a press briefing, a former member of the ruling party called for the resignation of the attorney general.

Panic Over Russian Online Suicide Game Sparks ‘Whale Hunt’ in China

Pro-government groups are waging a campaign against the game, and internet censors have predictably gone into overdrive.

19 May 2017

Azerbaijan Blocks Independent Media (And Actually Admits it)

"This was one thing we had left and they have taken it too. May God punish them. All they think about is how to shut people up."

18 May 2017

‘Cyber Warrior’ Group Threatens to Extort Indian Women on Facebook

Threats of character assassination and extortion can carry severe real-life consequences, especially for women.

President Maduro Threatened This Venezuelan Journalist on Twitter, Then His Passport Was Suddenly Declared “Invalid”

César Miguel Rondón was detained at the airport, and his whole family's passports were declared invalid.

17 May 2017

Cybercrime Charges Against Jamaica's Tambourine Army Founder Dropped

Jamaica's Director of Public Prosecutions has dropped all three charges against activist La Toya Nugent, under the country's Cybercrimes Act.

Iran Elections 2017: Hassan Rouhani Ran on Openness. But What Did He Actually Achieve?

Hassan Rouhani has been both the candidate and President of "hope and moderation" for Iranians. Article 19's report assesses how this has had an affect on freedoms online.

12 May 2017

Bangladesh's LGBT Community Launches a Blog Commemorating Slain Activists

"How can I live in this country, where if I were to be killed people would rejoice over a cup of tea that there is one less LGBT person?"

Thailand Threatens to Take Facebook to Court Over Anti-Monarchy Posts

Tha Thailand government has given Facebook until Tuesday, May 16, 2017, to remove the 131 remaining 'anti-monarchy' posts.

11 May 2017

Netizen Report: Draft Laws in Egypt Could Lock Down Social Media

As Egypt's parliament pushes to further restrict expression, Turkey blocks Wikipedia, Russia blocks WeChat, and the UK can't seem to stop snooping.

8 May 2017

Who's Paying for the Meme War Against Alexey Navalny?

RuNet Echo

The scheme comes in the wake of news about a major mudslingling campaign that the Kremlin was reportedly planning against Navalny.

Tunisian Media Activist Interrogated Over Sources of Leaked Documents

Sami Ben Gharbia is a significant figure in independent media and digital human rights activism in Tunisia and the Arab region.

5 May 2017

Draft Law Would Require Egyptian Social Media Users to Register With Government

Users who do not register could face up to six months in jail and a fine.

Omani Authorities Block Access to Online Magazine Mowatin

The independent magazine was blocked by Oman authorities on World Press Freedom Day, hours after resuming publication.

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