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21 February 2017
"#Media is a natural ally of society. It can show flaws! Never make mistakes already made by your opponents. Support #Rustavi2"
20 February 2017
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15 February 2017
In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.
13 February 2017
11 February 2017
Alarm about another crackdown on Russian media spread quickly—and briefly—yesterday, when news broke that the state media censor had warned radio station Ekho Moskvy that it could be shut down.
10 February 2017
Cameroon's Internet regional shutdown enters its third week, Ukraine prosecutes two men for "separatist" speech on Vkontakte and Algerian lawyers are told to stop using social media.
8 February 2017
After completing a five-year prison sentence for Facebook posts about religion on Facebook, the Judiciary has sent Soheil Babadi into internal exile in southern Iran.
"The crisis is so big, hunger is so bad, illness is so bad that people die like chickens."
A police crackdown on three topless women at a beach has sparked a national debate about the gender inequality of the country's recreational dresscode.
7 February 2017
The two men were sentenced to five years in prison by a Sloviansk city court for threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
6 February 2017
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2 February 2017
US border agents demand social media data from travelers, Venezuela arrests Bitcoin users attempting to get around currency devaluation, and Myanmar advocates push back on 'Big Brother' law.
Chequeado.com is part of a worldwide fact-checking movement, employing a strategy popularized in the United States more than a decade ago.
31 January 2017
Algerian Blogger Merzoug Touati Could Face 25 Years in Jail for Interviewing an Israeli Official on YouTube
The interview focuses on Algerian government accusations that foreign powers stoked protests against austerity measures in the country. Blogger Merzoug Touati is charged with "exchanging intelligence with a foreign power."
30 January 2017
"It is not appropriate that a citizen who criticises someone more powerful should face legal action of this kind."
A Hungarian court has ruled that last October's sudden closure of the country's leading opposition daily, Népszabadság, was illegal.