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Taxed, throttled or thrown in jail: Africa’s new internet paradigm

Across the continent, the legal and economic costs of speaking up are rising.

‘Even by leaving us she gave us a lesson': Fearless rights defender's death shocks Tajikistan

"She was not silent when others buried their heads in the sand. She risked her life every day and knew the value of this risk."

Azerbaijanis pressure government to #FreeMehman after blogger endures 12 days on hunger strike

Young, popular and politicized, video blogger Mehman Huseynov is a classic target of the Azerbaijani government's crackdown on civil society.

Censored in 2018: Protest videos, court verdicts, real news — and Peppa Pig

From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.

Netizen Report: Bangladeshis see censorship on all sides as elections approach

Bangladesh is blocking websites, Sudanese telcos are blocking WhatsApp and Slack is kicking Iranians off the platform, even when they're not in Iran.

In Cardinal George Pell's sexual abuse trial, Australian court fails to suppress the ‘nation's worst kept secret’

"The alleged suppression order on #georgepell is allowing fake news and hearsay and speculation take the place of reputable news sources."

Anti-violence protests continue in Belgrade, after journalist survives assassination attempt

Protests are estimated to have doubled in size after Serbian president vows "never" to meet demonstrators' demands.

What do Chinese internet users think of Google's ‘Dragonfly’ project?

Internet users remain divided over whether or not Google's supposed return to China is a good thing -- or not.

100 days for Alaa: Family of Egyptian activist counts the days until his release from prison

Alaa has been jailed or investigated under every Egyptian head of state who has served during his lifetime.

Russian reporter who faked his own murder named a ‘person of the year’ by TIME magazine

TIME ignored the murder of three journalists while including a staged one. Why couldn’t both be included?