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15 February 2017

Palestinian Authority Bans Novel for ‘Threatening Morality and Public Decency’

The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.

10 February 2017

Travel Blogger Faces Eight Years in Azerbaijan Prison Over Nagorno-Karabakh Visits and Posts

One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.

Is Tunisia Rolling Back Freedom of Information?

In 2016, Tunisia introduced a law on access to information, but its implementation by the government remains limited.

Netizen Report: Internet Shutdowns Return to Iraq, Persist in Cameroon

Cameroon's Internet regional shutdown enters its third week, Ukraine prosecutes two men for "separatist" speech on Vkontakte and Algerian lawyers are told to stop using social media.

Thai Media Groups Say Proposed Law Could Bring Total Government Control of the Press

"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."

8 February 2017

In Iran, From Prison to Banishment for Posting Jokes on Facebook

After completing a five-year prison sentence for Facebook posts about religion on Facebook, the Judiciary has sent Soheil Babadi into internal exile in southern Iran.

7 February 2017

Ukrainian Social Media Users Get Five Years in Prison For ‘Supporting Separatism’

The two men were sentenced to five years in prison by a Sloviansk city court for threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

‘Why Are We Still Doing This?': Iraq Shuts Down Internet to Prevent Exam Cheating—Again

Internet outages to prevent exam cheating have now become common in Iraq.

6 February 2017

As Burundi's Political Crisis Simmers, Critics Are Silenced

Many reporters and activists have fled the country, and some are even missing.

4 February 2017

China Starts Arresting Internet Users for Insulting the Police

Bad taste or hate speech? Chinese law enforcement is cracking down on Internet users who mock the police and even slain officers.

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