Stories about Freedom of Speech from September, 2022
"We ask the simple question, what have we got to hide from public scrutiny?"
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Morocco is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
Criticism of Pakistan’s powerful military has always been voiced in hushed tones, but since the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan back in April, Pandora’s box has been flung open.
The protests we are seeing right now are unprecedented; they could be a sign of things to come for Iran and its people.
After the shutdown of hundreds of social organizations and the arrest of political activists, the Nicaraguan clergy was one of the few remaining critical voices in the country.
This ongoing scandal in Greece highlights an issue that all countries are grappling with: the regulatory mechanisms meant to safeguard civilians’ digital rights have not kept up with the times.
The closure of Apple Daily, Stand News and Citizen News in 2021 has resulted in a plunge of the city's news freedom index.
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Egypt is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
A month after GotaGoGama came to a close, one wonders how have its ideas taken root in the minds of the thousands who engaged with this space of learning.
According to police records, Mammadli was arrested on the grounds of resisting police, an accusation common among punitive measures used in Azerbaijan to target political and civic activists.
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Tanzania is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
Since 2011, sections of the Computer Misuse Act have been used in cracking down on dissent in Uganda. The 2022 Amendment is very draconian, criminalizing and curtailing digital rights and freedom.
Of the proposals to ban or even criminalize the key concepts of "gender" and "sexual orientation" in all areas of education, 47 passed and at least 20 were still in effect as of May 2022.
Disinformation and hate speech toward the LGBTQ+ community and human rights supporters have been noticeably on the rise as the Serbian capital Belgrade is preparing to host the 2022 EuroPride during this week.
Journalists are caught up in the crosshairs of a strategic battle to churn out narratives acceptable to either the state or opposition parties.
Bulatlat news website back online after a court pushback
India's rapid digitization has been accompanied by an array of practices that curtail citizens' liberties. Join us on September 22 for a discussion of how citizens are pushing back.
Despite the lack of guarantees for her safety, Banu took a risk and moved to Georgia where she is looking for a job and enjoying her freedom.
As digital authoritarianism spreads globally, is the law, one of the pillars of democracy, being used to undermine people's rights?
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Zimbabwe is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
The Council of Europe's Venice Commission issued an Urgent Opinion on Georgia's recently passed amendments on the so- called wiretapping law on August 26.