Stories about Censorship from June, 2021
Tut.by editors removed virtually all of the content published on most of their social media channels in 2020 and the first half of 2021, at the height of the post-election protests.
Hong Kong digital news outlet Stand News removes articles and suspends subscriptions following Apple Daily closure
Pro-democracy digital news outlet Stand News has announced it will remove opinion articles it published before May and stop accepting donations to reduce risks under the national security law.
"We're all just waiting for the knock on the door. Sometimes you hear footsteps on the stairs, it's like they're coming for you: you have this feeling all the time."
"Excuse me, but nobody has the right to disturb anyone at night," President Erdogan said recently about new restrictions concerning music, which drew immediate backlash.
For many, the recent detentions prove President Daniel Ortega is not willing to face open presidential elections this November.
Unlike street protests, which require prior authorisation from local authorities, online rallies aren't technically subject to the same restrictions.
"You can’t stand up. But you don’t want to kneel down. Then you can only lie down flat."
"Apple has clearly been forced to comply with legal regulations in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan."
A foreign journalist loses accreditation, a pro-LBGT blogger is beaten and another blogger gets a heavy sentence on dubious charges.
In Myanmar's history, poets have shown solidarity with the ordinary people and have been at the frontline in every revolution.
Nigerian government suspends Twitter after controversy over president's deleted tweet threatening violence
Nigeria twitter users from different ethnic groups adopted Igbo names while trending the #IamIgboToo hashtag to express their solidarity with the Igbo people, targets of President Buhari’s offensive tweet.
In the first quarter of 2021, physical attacks, destruction or damage to activists’ property, and attempted intimidation of human rights defenders were the most common, in addition to digital threats.
Twitter expressed concern about the “use of intimidation tactics by the police” and “the potential threat to freedom of expression” for the Indian users.