Stories about Freedom of Speech
5 July 2016
A Facebook hashtag started by a Ukrainian activist is overflowing with users sharing their stories and experiences of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and domestic violence.
"I have traveled on behalf of the State Department. [...] I am still one of the many Muslims in this country who have been detained, profiled, and surveilled."
3 July 2016
Detainments, "spectacular arrests" and other forms of intimidation are being used against Colorful Revolution protesters, who refuse to back down in the face of harassment and abuse of power.
2 July 2016
Protests are still banned in Thailand where the army remains in power, but will authorities arrest the 'protesting' toys and dolls?
30 June 2016
In a complex and confusing confrontation, teachers disturb the peace in Oaxaca and the government reacts violently.
29 June 2016
27 June 2016
"The important thing for the youth to understand is that you do not let them mute you, no matter what."
Mulokozi is the latest victim of Tanzania's relatively new Cybercrime Law, which attempts to address issues such as child pornography, cyberbullying, online impersonation, and the publication of false information.
23 June 2016
A Global Voices author is assaulted in Indonesia, Tanzania continues to prosecute social media users under the Cybercrime Act, and Singapore pulls plug on Internet access for public employees.
The new comprehensive amendments threaten Russian Internet users' privacy and anonymity by cracking down on encryption and beefing up surveillance measures.
"While taxpayers ultimately foot the bill for this, two privileged citizens have been massively enriched by the games: the president’s daughters."
22 June 2016
India's LGBTQ Community Accuses Prime Minister of Hypocrisy Over His ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ for Orlando
"Your 110 character tweet was missing five important characters. Five characters that would reveal a truth that your government is refusing to acknowledge-LGBTQ’!"
21 June 2016
The bank took Cyprian Nyakundi to court following a series of critical stories. Nyakundi calls himself a "Kenyan-based blogger who has an interest in politics, governance, corporate-fraud and human-interest stories."
20 June 2016
"Because we need everyone who wants to help build a better Angola to be free to do it, because demonstrations are not war..."
Russian officials are considering the creation of a "national big data operator" that would control how Russian Internet users' data is being used, stored and protected.
18 June 2016
The Russian state Internet regulator, Roscomnadzor, has been grated the power to un-delegate domain names for websites found to host child pornography without a court order.
17 June 2016
"This is not just my personal matter or Causeway Bay Books, this is about the human rights of Hong Kong people."
16 June 2016
"I was paralyzed by the idea of exile. This is the first time I had decided to flee the country without knowing exactly when I would return."
15 June 2016
Sudan has a long tradition of student protest, but the government appears bent on suppressing the latest wave, triggered by the killing of a student from the contested Nuba region.
13 June 2016
With numerous instances of censorship and bans targeting ‘freedom of expression’, Indian filmmakers are up in arms in an attempt to see this Bollywood film released soon without major cuts.