Stories about Advox from December, 2023
"Online attacks ramp up during elections which now also involve cyber troops running campaigns in the digital world and targeting women."
"The current government still attempts to restrict alternate views and the independence of media through the use of law and arbitrary practices."
This is a new situation and could be indicative of a violation of the right to information enshrined in Mozambican law.
Pundits say, the goal of the recent ban is to prevent access to already blocked news websites in the country that were only accessible with VPN services.
The use of internet shutdowns by authoritarian regimes in Latin America has led to organisations and experts increasingly noting various nuances and contexts in methods to interfere with internet access.
"It is the same kind of propaganda: the court’s ruling is justified and reasonable, and look, he himself confessed it. How would the National Security Judge wrong a good person?
Government adviser Ronny Tong said those who subscribe to content created by "wanted individuals" could be considered culpable under the National Security Law.
"We regret that the Indonesian Parliament has passed the amendment to the ITE Law, which contains problematic articles that undermine freedom of expression and freedom of the press."
Digital campaigning tactics remain a key topic in 2024 elections around the world. These tools, mainly managed by private companies, are used by political actors to influence election outcomes worldwide.
"Targeting journalists — particularly those who are reporting on human rights topics — undermines freedoms of expression and the press, which threatens the public’s access to information."
The authorities failed to produce any evidence on the charges leveled against four Abzas Media journalists and in the case of arrested Kanal 13 journalist Aziz Orujov.
The arrest and imprisonment of two Togolese journalists in mid-November this year highlights the precariousness of journalists’ rights in this West African country.