Stories from 18 May 2017
Threats of character assassination and extortion can carry severe real-life consequences, especially for women.
President Maduro Threatened This Venezuelan Journalist on Twitter, Then His Passport Was Suddenly Declared “Invalid”
César Miguel Rondón was detained at the airport, and his whole family's passports were declared invalid.
This week, Chelsea Manning was finally released from prison, Ukraine censored Russian web platforms and Thailand threatened legal action against Facebook.
The five have been recognized as among the finalists in the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2017.
"The overwhelming Twitter response to the plan to drug test welfare recipients: drug test politicians and their staff too"