Stories about Freedom of Speech from September, 2020
Julian Assange supporters rally to defeat extradition to United States
"The extradition to the US of a publisher and journalist, for engaging in journalistic activities while in Europe, would set a very dangerous precedent."
In Sri Lanka, affected families resist climate of fear on International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Thousands of people, primarily ethnic Tamils, are believed to have been forcibly disappeared while in state custody during the final years of the 1983-2009 civil war. Their families still seek answers.
‘Khon Kaen has had enough': Pro-democracy activists protest in northeast Thailand
The youth-led protest actions in Thailand are not just happening in the capital Bangkok. Here's a report of a major rally in the country's northeast region.
The path to the square: The role of digital technologies in Belarus’ protests
Today, state violence against protests is becoming less effective in suppressing them. As the situation in Belarus shows, violence provides a new motivation for people to take to the streets.
Hong Kong artists burn protest gear, Winnie the Pooh, and ballot boxes on Ghost Day
"In the real world, no one answers our demands, so we have to seek other channels, such as communicating with the ghost realms."
‘We could present our revolution at a design festival': a Belarusian artist reflects on protest imagery
Many of the banners and placards waved by Belarusian protesters are works of art in their own right. Theirs is a mass movement with an artistic sensibility, says Darya Sazanovich.
Youth-led protests in Thailand get support from citizens demanding ‘real democracy’
"It’s time that change needs to happen. Right now, frankly, we’re not here for our own future, but for our child’s future."
Beijing’s security law keeps transforming Hong Kong
A summary of key developments in August, two months after the new legislation that criminalises subversion, secession, foreign interference and inference with transportation and other infrastructure, came into effect.