Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from December, 2016
Polls Open Amid Communications Blackout in The Gambia
The Gambia has shut off all external communications as citizens cast their votes in the country's presidential elections, by blocking both the internet and international phone calls.
Award-Winning Chinese Citizen News Site Founder Detained Amid Crackdown on Human Right Defenders
The founder of a Chinese citizen news site has been detained in what one human rights organization is calling "the escalation of President Xi Jinping’s relentless crackdown on civil society."