· April, 2019

Stories about Advocacy from April, 2019

Tanzanian authorities detain and deport Ugandan human rights leader

Human Rights Watch says Tanzania has witnessed "a marked decline in respect for free expression, association and assembly" under the current government.

Government actions in Sri Lanka Easter bombings raise the question: Is social media helping or hurting?

The swift decision to block certain social media platforms suggests that in the eyes of the Sri Lankan government, these services can make an already bad situation worse.

Jailed UAE activist Ahmed Mansoor continues hunger strike

Mansoor is serving ten years in jail after a court convicted him of publishing false information and rumours on social media.

Free by day, jailed by night: Egyptian activists speak out against conditional release

Activists, who have recently been released from prison, only enjoy freedom from 6am to 6pm.

Morocco’s Hirak movement has gone quiet, but the crackdown on independent media continues

The movement triggered a backlash for independent journalists and people who wanted to document the protests and ensuing crackdown.

How pro-government media in Morocco use “fake news” to target and silence Rif activists

While the internet can provide a platform for marginalized voices, it can also facilitate their victimization.

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