Stories about Politics from April, 2018
"There was complete media blackout. But journalists were there [to] tell the story [through] social media. Self censorship sign of oppression"
Some officials say Telegram is set to be blocked at the end of April. Although the app remains technically unfiltered at the moment, usage among Iranians is down.
Protestors expressed long-held resentment toward Sargsyan, who has led Armenia through a period of economic stagnation and high-level corruption.
A journalist best known for exposing human rights violations in the diamond trade, Marques is not the only target of the Angolan regime.
The country's old president and new premier is the main focus of the country's biggest protests in at least two decades.
RIA FAN, a Russian news outlet with known connections to the Saint Petersburg "troll factory", announced its latest project: a website called USA Really, aimed at a U.S.-based audience.
"Asifa is not 'just the face of a child'; she symbolizes the violence her community faces."
"Thousands upon thousands of real people will be affected by a complete closure of the island. Real, breathing humans, not statistics."
"…the biggest threat to the stability and growth of the democratic process in Singapore is the government’s control of the media and information."
Only weeks after FrontPage Africa reported on the LEITI scandal, the newspaper was slammed with a crippling libel civil lawsuit. Press freedom activists believe FrontPage Africa has been targeted.
Having largely suffocated opposition at home, newly-elected President Ilham Aliyev is finding ways to hurt activists living abroad.
"Uganda wants to profit where it did not invest. Social media owners gave it out for free and you wanna tax it?"
Brazilian scholar Flávia Rios reflects on achievements and challenges in the struggle for racial and gender equality.
"A country, a government, a supervision department. They are all scared of a joke-sharing application."
"Religion must not trump reason when it comes to basic human rights."
By Attempting to Curb Disinformation on Slain Politician Marielle Franco, a Brazilian Judge Hands Facebook Censorship Powers
The order could set a dangerous precedent for freedom of speech online in the country.
“I will continue the struggle and if I must sit in jail, others on the outside will fight on for me and they will never stop.”
In an op-ed announcing the newspaper’s closure, the acting editor Yuri Grozmani said he had little hope for domestic prosecution of FSB officers complicit in the act of censorship
"The only aim of the sit-in is to stop fighting from both sides. The Taliban should not send bombers and the government should not drop bombs on them."
With the Election of Its First Afro-Descendant Vice President, Costa Rica Takes a Step Forward in the Fight Against Racism
“It is a way of reclaiming not only the Costa Rican black community, but the entire black community of Latin America."
"Happy Nawroz to all. May this year be a year of peace, harmony and an end to suffering. Peace will prevail. We are optimistic for it."