Stories about Freedom of Speech from August, 2017
Is Cameroonian Journalist Ahmed Abba’s Imprisonment Because of Security, or Is It an Attack on the Press?
"This is an attack on the press. It's as if they want to criminalize journalism as an occupation in Cameroon. All they're accusing Ahmed Abba of is being a professional."
According to the New Delhi-based Software Freedom Law Centre, India has seen 106 internet shutdowns since 2012.
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"We too have the same rights to live in this world, as you all are having...We aren't disturbing anyone else. In fact, we've to fight a lot to survive itself."
Murdered Mexican Journalist Cándido Ríos: ‘Our Weapons Do Not Shoot Bullets. Our Weapons Shoot Truth’
"His tireless efforts to denounce injustice brought him popularity among readers, but also enemies like the former mayor of Ríos' hometown Hueyapan, who threatened him with death several times."
China has a more open attitude toward new technology, but is their success built upon a lack of awareness of individual rights?
"It appears that the Cambodian government has been using legal technicalities to hide behind its real aim of silencing independent voices."
"With or without real name registration, they know who you are. What they intend to do is to make you fearful."
Today, with an all-powerful ANC composed solely of representatives from the governing party, it seems unlikely that anything will be able to stop the law from being approved.
Even state-affiliated media outlets are criticizing police actions against a man who publicly complained about the price and quality of food at a state hospital.
A Macedonian court ordered a person to pay 400 euros for writing "ironical statements and insulted a leader of a foreign country."
"How can we achieve reform when the state still treats those who voice concern about public issues as its enemies?"
' If this is what they demand, CUP should give up its China- based site and carry on elsewhere. '
"You can ban my books, you can ban my cartoons, but you cannot ban my mind. I will keep drawing until the last drop of my ink."
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In Tunisia's ‘State of Emergency’, a New Police Protection Law Could Allow More Abuse — With Impunity
Supported by the interior ministry and police unions, the bill is being criticized by human rights groups.
The journalists were accused of "leaking information to hostile entities" under a newly-adopted cybercrime law.
“Even though I am in jail, I am handcuffed and I am wearing prison uniform, the reality is that I am forever innocent.”
"The order punishes the entire station including all programs regardless of content, and all personnel regardless of role."
The ban is the result of a court ruling, based on the petitions of two Bollywood producers, to stop file-sharing websites from distributing pirated copies of recently released movies.
From May 24 to August 6, Egyptian authorities blocked 133 websites, according to the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression.