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#FreeSerikjan and the long shadow of Xinjiang's camps in neighbouring Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's government is nervous about what Seikjan Bilash is doing, and will happen if his popularity grows.

‘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."

Arrested for fact-checking: Kazakh court fines Ukrainian journalist after police break up media workshop

The incident highlights the authorities' aversion to discussions of Ukraine in Kazakhstan.

#FreeKhayrullo: Human rights groups demand justice for Tajik journalist facing trial

A bold and popular journalist is appealing a 12 year-sentence he received after speaking out against official corruption.

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."

Kyrgyzstan Blocks Archive.org on ‘Extremism’ Grounds

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

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."

‘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.

Chinese Journalists Need a Press Law for Protection

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

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."

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