Stories about Freedom of Speech from January, 2017
The arrest of a public figure like Şansal, who is unaffiliated with any political party, has other government critics fearing they could be next.
"In a time of chaos, we must distinguish right from wrong; when society is restless, we must stick to reason and fairness."
Twenty-six-year-old journalist Zhao Sile won a Hong Kong Human Rights Press Award for her 2016 story, "The Fate of Chinese Rights NGOs."
Every year, the Russian State Duma schedules laws to come into effect on January 1st. RuNet Echo marks the highlights and lowlights of the 2017 New Year's laws.