Stories about Censorship from April, 2020
The Chinese government policy of racial and religious profiling has forced young Uyghurs to leave China and remain in exile.
There are still people who are brave enough to speak up, and we value these people and try our best to spread their messages.
Global Voices interviewed rights lawyer Mishi Choudhary and tech and policy researcher Srinivas Kodali to discuss the newest proposal in India to use unique ID data for #FacialRecognition with drones.
Two bloggers have been arrested for accusing local authorities of corruption in relation to aid distribution, while a journalist who criticized the health minister faced insults online.
War-like rhetoric around COVID-19 has allowed governments in the Middle East and North Africa to execute emergency powers and impose draconian measures that would otherwise be unacceptable.
Russia has made sharing "fake news" a criminal offence. Rights activists fear that charges will be brought against anybody questioning the state's account of the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite a message and movement solidarity in the fight against COVID-19 in Liberia, President George Weah still faces critique over a tanking economy and restricted media.
Even with a law, São Paulo's municipalities are not fulfilling citizens’ right of access to information
Using Brazil's Law on Access to Information, Agência Mural asked 39 municipalities about their current objectives: Many ignored the requests, and the majority which replied did not send clear data.
"Resorting to censorship, especially in its extreme form, in a time of crisis reflects the insecurity of the government of the day."
Serbian government revokes controversial COVID-19-related decree used as pretext to arrests journalists
Public outcry after arrest of journalist embarrassed the Serbian government, which revoked its decree aimed at centralizing flow of information about COVID-19 epidemic.
Activist and human rights groups are worried that free speech is being undermined in the name of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I don't really understand why when a reporter is asking something relating to health, she [...] has to remember there is ‘One Country, Two Systems'…"
As COVID-19 continues to spread, there is pressure in Hong Kong to silence discussion of the disease and punish doctors who are raising the alarm about its origins.