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23 March 2017
21 March 2017
"If the Tambourine Army believe they have exhausted all avenues of ‘proper’ ways to advocate, then I say do what you must, but please don’t give up the fight."
On 20 March police arrested human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor from his home. Meanwhile, UAE authorities have refused to release Osama al-Najjar, despite him having served out his prison sentence.
20 March 2017
This year, roughly 12 million slaves in India couldn't celebrate My Freedom Day. That number could rise to 18 million, if more isn't done to help India's most vulnerable.
19 March 2017
"There was clearly anger from the side of the military that people were getting their land back."
A local media outlet that published testimonies of some of the victims of the shelter fire suffered a DDoS attack.
18 March 2017
Vera Shengelia, a Russian journalist and a mental health activist, recently visited a young man at a residential care center for adults in Moscow. The experience shook her.
"State crimes in our country remain unpunished since the same system that committed them covers them up. Without justice they remain as open sores."
16 March 2017
UAE authorities took issue with a Facebook post that Tayseer al-Najjar published before he had even moved to the country.
Censorship is up in France, China is censoring scientists (again), and Facebook tells developers to stop using network data for surveillance.
"Syria is witnessing a revolutionary call for freedom and dignity for its entire people." Will Japan help?
14 March 2017
Fundamentalist backlash to a magazine article has thrown civil society in Douma and Eastern Ghouta into turmoil, as activists and journalists struggle to get back to work.
13 March 2017
Vanja Lazarova became part of digital activism history in Macedonia after her tough circumstances late in life inspired the innovative use of Facebook as a tool to petition the government.
12 March 2017
"By advising him to sue internet publications, they are really doing him a bad turn."
"Saudi learns pluralism from Indonesia. We learn Wahhabism from Saudi. We're even," wrote a Twitter user during the visit.
10 March 2017
South Africa's Minister of State Security announced that his government is contemplating regulating social media to counter false narratives and the spread of fake news.
Jaysh Al-Islam Is Leading Peace Talks in Geneva, While Clamping Down on Speech in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
The group controlling the region has shut down a magazine and five well-known civil society organisations, according to activists.
9 March 2017
The food flotilla carrying about 2,300 tons of food and other essentials was manned by 195 volunteers from 12 countries.