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27 August 2017

China to Ban Anonymous Online Comments, Blacklist Users

"With or without real name registration, they know who you are. What they intend to do is to make you fearful."

21 July 2017

Kyrgyzstan Blocks Archive.org on ‘Extremism’ Grounds

Russia also moved to block the website and its popular 'Wayback Machine' two years ago.

19 June 2017

Five Years on, Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi's Family Repeats Call for His Release

Miriam was a four-year-old the last time she saw her father: "I try to remember you. Your voice, your hugs, but I can’t."

10 November 2016

‘We Will Not Surrender': Opposition Voices Rally to Support Turkey's Besieged Media

Yet another independent media outlet in post-coup attempt Turkey is on the brink.

12 March 2016

Chinese Journalists Need a Press Law for Protection

"If there is no law, we take the initiative and can control [media] as we want."

10 March 2016

Kurdish Reporter Faces Jail Time in Turkey for Twitter and Facebook Posts

Turkish authorities increasingly "conflate coverage of banned groups and investigation of sensitive topics with outright terrorism or other anti-state activity."

21 February 2016

Ghanaian Facebook Commentator Sued For Defamation by Deputy Attorney General

'Is there any fundraising effort to support our brother Evron Rothschild Hughes fight this impudence of a libel suit filed against free speech by Ghana's Deputy Attorney General?'

13 August 2015

Turkish Authorities on Blocking Binge as Political Tensions Rise

Pro-Kurdish and leftist media sites are among the 96 websites most recently blocked by Turkish authorities.

9 May 2015

Philippines Deports Thai Worker for Insulting Filipinos on Facebook

Some Filipinos in Thailand criticized the deportation: "Offensive, hateful and downright irresponsible as [the remarks] are, they were not criminal."

18 April 2015

Malaysian Cartoonist Vows to Continue Fighting Government Abuses Despite Sedition Charges

"I will not keep quiet. How can I be neutral, even my pen has a stand!"