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· February, 2020

Stories about Censorship from February, 2020

28 February 2020

YouTuber in Mozambique kidnapped after denouncing a self-proclaimed prophet

Advox

In some of his YouTube videos, the user "Beleza em pessoa" criticized Mozambican prophets.

25 February 2020

Justice for Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera comes at a steep price

Advox

Tanzanian freelance journalist Erick Kabendera was released from prison but faces hefty fines on charges of money laundering and tax evasion.

“Parental pin”: the Spanish far-right's fight to control public education

The Spanish political party Vox is demanding the right to prevent their children from being educated about feminism, equality or sexual diversity.

Rising attacks against journalists for reporting about the conflict in north Mozambique

Advox

There has been an alarming increase in the number of threats made against journalists who are covering the armed attacks in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

21 February 2020

Can a beloved Tashkent theatre resist the wrecking ball?

The famed Ilkhom Theatre may have survived decades of censorship and economic upheaval, but now it faces another foe: massive urban redevelopment in the Uzbek capital.

Chinese censorship demonstrates it can afford the cost of ‘the death of media’

AdvoxCOVID-19

A massive number of groups and user accounts were removed by platforms following the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, which set social media on fire.

20 February 2020

Two Iranian rights activists revisit the November 2019 internet shutdown

Advox

“Hundreds of protestors were killed in a matter of three days and most of the world was not aware of what happened.’’

17 February 2020

Pakistan's draconian rules on social media take activists by surprise

Advox

The new rules require social media companies to hand over user information and remove content deemed unlawful when requested by the authorities.

16 February 2020

Positive energy floods Chinese social media as over 60,000 infected with COVID-2019

COVID-19

As of February 15, there are 66,577 infections and 1,524 deaths as a result of 2019-nCoV -- which has not stopped Chinese social media from being flooded with positive energy.

14 February 2020

Is the coronavirus epidemic China's ‘Chernobyl moment'?

COVID-19

"It is a system that turns every natural disaster into an even greater man-made catastrophe."

11 February 2020

Viral prank video mocks Putin's cult of personality

RuNet Echo

Russian blogger Bashir Dokhov hung a huge portrait of Putin in the elevator of a Moscow apartment block. He then installed a camera to record the reactions of stunned residents.

Public outcry over Wuhan coronavirus leads to blame game in China

COVID-19

Despite Beijing's claims, the central government bears significant responsibility for the mismanagement of crucial information in the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak.

10 February 2020

What do we know about the ‘Great Firewall of India’?

Advox

After a six-month-long internet shutdown, access to only 301 white-listed websites has been granted in Jammu and Kashmir, whereas social media, VPNs and many other sites remain banned.

7 February 2020

The battle of numbers in the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19

Several medical and academic institutions have run models on the Wuhan coronavirus, and all conclude the real figures - of infected and killed victims - are much higher than the...

2 February 2020

Pakistani human rights activist who challenged military is arrested

Advox

Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen, a young a human rights activist from South Waziristan, Pakistan, has been arrested for alleged conspiracy and sedition.

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