Stories about Advox from May, 2019
Detention of Gaspard Glanz is a sign of France’s increasingly authoritarian treatment of journalists
The French government is increasingly using security and defense secrets as excuses for clamping down on journalists. The industry has pushed back.
The entire politics desk of Kommersant, several dozen people in total, has since resigned out of solidarity with their colleagues.
Nearly two dozen African countries have passed Right to Information laws. But while strong in principle, many have faltered in practice.
In contrast to other social movements and memes on the Chinese internet, #996 has taken shape largely on GitHub.
"The fact is you can't control platforms were information is circulated, attempts to do such undermines the role of democracy and freedom that is enshrined under the constitution."
The prominent journalist-turned-parliamentary advisor hinted that she needed protection. No one stepped in to provide it.
Netizen Report: Amid WhatsApp attacks, advocates launch legal challenge against Israeli malware maker
Spyware makers exploit a security flaw in WhatsApp, Singapore bans false information and Somalia plans to shut down social media during school exams.
Two people were arrested on May 14 and 15, for comments they had posted on Facebook. The arrests have sparked indignation and concern on social media in Bangladesh.
The law gives broad, unchecked powers to government ministers to determine what online information is "false" and should thus be censored or corrected.
Rather than protecting individuals’ rights, exceptions to the GDPR in some countries are limiting freedom of expression, eroding privacy, and abetting the spread of disinformation.
Social media is faltering in Venezuela, throttled in Kazakhstan and back in action in Sri Lanka.
The new regulation compels game publishers to promote Chinese values, culture and images through their games.
On her quest for good governance, Stella Nyanza is "unflinching in her criticism of the Ugandan government" and unafraid to tackle taboos around sex, gender and LGBT rights.
Ould Mkhaitir was prosecuted for writing an article in which he criticised the role of religion in Mauritania’s caste system.
"...the case of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo is proof that journalists are in constant risk of political reprisal for keeping power in check."
Amade Abubacar and Germano Adriano were in detention since January, but were only formally charged on 16 April. Now they must await trial on probation.
The Ugandan regulator says media houses that fail to comply with their directive could have their licenses revoked.
Too big to be anonymous? Russian journalists unmask a famous anti-Kremlin blogger, sparking ethical debate
StalinGulag’s posts are usually acerbic, profanity-laden critiques of Russia's political system, generating thousands of likes and retweets.
The unique public value of accounts like these -- even if they are spewing hateful or partisan vitriol -- is worth considering.