Stories from August, 2019
Those who do not toe the official party line are identified and subjected to doxxing
In the face of border searches, Hong Kong protesters are picking up new technology tactics to mitigate their risk.
Dadiyata, a fierce critic of Kano State Governor Umar Ganduje, was abducted on August 1 and nothing has been heard of him since.
With the communication blackout inside Kashmir, netizens elsewhere resorted to Twitter to speak out against India's revocation of the region's autonomous status.
Withheld in Turkey: How the government exploits removal requests to silence critical and independent voices
For years, Turkey has been exploiting tools offered by social media platforms to restrict illegal content in a particular jurisdiction, to silence critical voices.
Omoyele Sowore was detained and charged under Nigeria's 2011 counter-terrorism law. He could face life imprisonment.
Evidence suggests that law enforcement agencies pressured mobile network operators to get part of the capital offline for the duration of the protests.
Across the globe, journalists are facin charges of everything from espionage to tax evasion.
Despite serving his three-year sentence in March 2017, al-Najjar remained in arbitrary detention.
Online conspiracy theories, political rants and rumors laced with communal hatred are now common genres in Ethiopian social media.