Stories about Freedom of Speech from August, 2014
The learning curve for a people who historically never had a say continues to be a steep one, especially in a climate where corruption was already entrenched.
WeChat has grown popular since 2012 and now has almost 400 million active users. It was subject to a crackdown earlier this year, with 100 public accounts shut down.
Cambodia's Freedom Park was barricaded by the police after it became the main site of protest actions against the government.
Internet users in Russia won't be able to use Wi-Fi in public spots anonymously any longer. The Russian government now requires individuals accessing public Wi-Fi to present their IDs.
A former political prisoner invites people to send books to Azerbaijani activist Rasul Jafarov, who has been arrested and will be spending his 30th birthday in jail.
Lin Zhibo's appointment as dean of journalism school at Lanzhou University pitted the country's leftist nationalists against liberals pressing for more media freedom.
Russia's government won’t be keeping a promise about restoring certain pension deposits, and one high-ranking economic official is already out of a job thanks to a bizarre online apology.
Once Russia's most independent news portals, Lenta.ru and Gazeta.ru will now host video content from state-run television.
An anonymous group of young people climbed atop the U.S. embassy in Moscow and hung a banner mocking the American President on his 53rd birthday. Was the sign racist?
Fifty days and counting since Global Voices' Alexander Sodiqov was arrested by authorities in Khorog, Tajikistan. Sodiqov has been released but not acquitted. Here, another Tajik blogger defends his name.
From Hong Kong to Islamabad to Cairo to San Francisco, allies across the globe tweeted their support for Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers, who have been in prison for 102 days.
The Syrian government has ignored a U.N. Security Council resolution to stop using DIY "barrel bombs," which have been dropped indiscriminately on civilian areas.
Nikolay Koblyakov, founder of the French NGO Free Russia, which for years has organized protests against Putin's regime, was arrested at Sofia Airport on July 29, 2014.
Scores of people were arrested and tortured in Bahrain after an online witch-hunt to identify protesters. Today, the same tactic is being used by Israel and the ISIS.