Stories about Freedom of Speech from May, 2018
"It has become quite obvious that the government of Fiji has continued to charge people with sedition to suppress freedom of speech and also political dissent."
Although most citizens of the Republic of Macedonia consider the naming dispute with Greece a serious matter, some have dealt with it through humor and satire.
Russian anti-corruption activists are jailed for ‘inciting riots’ based on their tweets and retweets
"...here goes another 'organizing a rally by retweet.' Looks like this time they’re just locking up everyone."
The Mexican chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation warned that the approved changes "criminalize the act of publishing" and "legalize acts of violating the fundamental and constitutional rights..."
"These are the principles that have now evolved after much pain and argument in most modern democracies and Malaysia would do well to join them."
Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.
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An investigation by Macedonia's Nova TV has uncovered strong financial and ownership ties between a number of Macedonian right-wing news outlets and associates of Hungary's ruling party.
"I rather lose my position than to bow my head."
Tech companies' one-size-fits-all approach to bot-hunting seems to have dragged a number of innocent victims in its nets.
"Lebanon has always been known for respecting diversity and claims to be an inclusive country for ALL its citizens, despite their differences."
Serbian art historian Živko Brković has been targeted by threats and suffered burglaries after he demanded accountability from the current Serbian regime in regards to mishandling state-owned artworks.
Riddled with violations, Lebanon's first election in nine years yields underwhelming results for independents
Thousands of election violations recorded and a Ministry late at publishing the results. These were the first Lebanese elections in nine years.
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Whether a sign of independence or authoritarianism, Burundi's constitutional referendum appears to have further cemented divisions.
After an attack in which journalist Olivera Lakić was shot in the leg, several hundred Montenegrins protested in Podgorica, demanding end to impunity and life without fear.
As Russia's government effort to ban Telegram falters, digital activists are pranking the censorship agency
Tech-savvy Russians are having fun at the censorship agency's expense while it's attempting to ban their favorite messenger.
"Our editor-in-chief was fired because he stood up for independent journalism and refused to take down an article shedding light on our new publisher."
For the first time in last two decades, there is not a single journalist behind bars in Uzbekistan, once one of the world's most despotic countries.
Poor or disappearing network coverage during mass protest in Russia is not unprecedented, but now activists are saying the telecom companies are intentionally degrading the service quality on police's orders.
"What a painful day. What a hard job. What a dark time in Kabul. TariqMajidi is covering the funeral of his colleague."