Stories about Freedom of Speech from February, 2017
Threats of violence, gang rape, and physical attacks are making news in India, after a 20-year-old student activist from New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college launched the #StudentsAgainstABVP protest.
“Open a funeral house for me, you will hear about my death soon.”
Journalist Lea Majcen is an overnight celebrity in Slovenia, after stumping government official Tilen Smolnikar with basic interview questions about his work as head of the country's renewable energy sector.
Ruling partly leaders are calling for the "de-Sorosization" of Macedonian civil society, arguing that the country's civil sector should rely on the Macedonian government for financial support.
New malware targets Iranian mac users, Facebook discloses some information about data-sharing with advertisers, and Cameroon’s regional Internet shutdown could cost the country millions.
"#Media is a natural ally of society. It can show flaws! Never make mistakes already made by your opponents. Support #Rustavi2"
Why does Twitter comply with Kremlin requests to censor Tweets inside Russia? It's complicated.
CNN broadcasts will now be freely available in Venezuela on YouTube — but what does it matter in the country with one of the slowest Internet connections in the region?
State-sponsored Iranian hackers targetting civil human rights users have a new virus targeting Apple computers.
As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.
In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.
"Leaving this song out doesn't make the party less fun and we manage to have a gathering where everyone can really enjoy themselves."
The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.
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.
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.
"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."
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.
The two men were sentenced to five years in prison by a Sloviansk city court for threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Many reporters and activists have fled the country, and some are even missing.