Stories about Human Rights from January, 2019
As Venezuelans continue to face internet censorship, Turkmenistan is blocking Google Play, Lebanon is blocking Grindr and Brazil is chipping away at is FOI law.
Mobile phone surveillance and physical spying were top concerns for foreign correspondents in China in 2018.
Displaced farmers’ coalition reclaims their road to sustainable livelihoods 9 years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake
"We had nothing to fall back on, nothing to sell at the market. [...] What we suffered through the most was the loss of our dignity."
'Companies say they don't have profit, govt says it doesn't have money, ministers make so many promises[...] workers want only Rs. 1000 daily basic wage for the work they do'.
Amid the cacophony of Nigeria's electoral campaigns — both online and offline — here are the key issues that may get lost in the noise in this year's elections.
Homophobic abuse online didn't put the editor off, but anonymous calls threatening violence against her guests did.
Activists cheered the concession as a victory of people power.
This is only the most recent episode in which Trukhanov or his subordinates have attacked journalists.
"...the tide will turn, and the nameless, faceless people will rise. They will rise against the entire state machinery."
Under Peña Nieto, Mexican journalists endured threats, killings — and digital surveillance, say researchers
"If they killed Javier Valdez [the] most protected member in the field, what can the rest of us expect? It is as if we all have a target on our...
"Galileo" is a Yemeni who converted to Christianity three years ago. He's been arrested and tortured, and is now living in fear for his life.
"I slept on the chairs, sometimes I slept in the mosque, I didn’t take shower for two months because [the] airport [has] no place for a shower."
The update from Zimbabwe, plus: China fines VPN users, Cuba is censoring SMS messages and Iranian officials plan to block Instagram.
"People are sick. Everywhere there is water. We cannot sleep at night. All night we sit and watch the kids and we cannot do anything for them."
Before it was banned, this Facebook profile urged young people to join violent attack group in northern Mozambique
Since October 2017, an unknown armed group has been terrorizing the north of Mozambique with attacks that have left over 200 dead and many villages destroyed.
The newspaper was born out of a workshop with a local photo agency, where survivors raised concerns about the way Brazil's mainstream media was telling their stories.
The news of two men being fined for using VPNs may serve as a wake up call to Chinese netizens.
The first transgender pride march seeks to change stereotypes and demand rights.
Young, popular and politicized, video blogger Mehman Huseynov is a classic target of the Azerbaijani government's crackdown on civil society.
Ms. Knežević was stopped and searched in public while onlookers heckled her. In her backpack, security only found sheet music, books, and a wallet.