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· September, 2017

Stories about Freedom of Speech from September, 2017

9 September 2017

Azerbaijan Runs $2.9 Billion ‘Laundromat’ but Soros and the ‘Armenian Lobby’ Are to Blame

"The Azerbaijani operation...was likely designed primarily to obscure the origin and destination of dirty money."

8 September 2017

Muslims in the Former Soviet Union Rally Behind Myanmar's Besieged Rohingya

RuNet Echo

"They are experiencing what we cannot even imagine! #Rohingyawearewithyou"

Palestinian Human Rights Defender Arrested for a Facebook Post

Advox

In a Facebook post, Amro criticized the Palestinian Authority's arrest of journalist Ayman Qawasmi .

7 September 2017

Netizen Report: Togo Government Shuts Down Internet and SMS as Protests Escalate

Advox

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

6 September 2017

Cambodia Daily Closes Down After Government Threatened It with Hefty Tax Bill

Advox

"Cambodia lost a significant aspect of its media diversity. It lost a training ground for a generation of Khmer journalists. It lost a beacon of free speech."

On WhatsApp, Fake News Is Nearly Impossible to Moderate. Is That a Bad Thing?

Advox

People are keen to tackle fake news on Facebook. But picture becomes more complex when news and information spread through WhatsApp.

A Year After Newspaper Ban, Independent Media Remain Under Siege in Oman

Advox

Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.

Iran's Foreign Minister Says He Won't Tweet in Persian Because of Twitter Censorship

Advox

The rhetoric of the Rouhani administration is giving off less hope for online freedoms, and the popular foreign minister's statements about not tweeting for Iranian audiences has increased concerns.

Gauri Lankesh, a Journalist Who Was Critical of India's Right Wing, Is Gunned Down Outside Her Home

Advox

"In fact, this is an assassination on democracy. In her passing, Karnataka has lost a strong progressive voice..."

4 September 2017

50 Shades of Erdogan's Propaganda

Advox

The enemies of Turkey's authoritarian government are everywhere and state propaganda is taking on an increasingly absurd hue.

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