Stories about Censorship from October, 2019
"The closure is both an attack on free expression and an attempt to sweep under the rug a longstanding human rights problem."
The decision to block Google Play is consistent with the authorities' strategy to foist home-grown Iranian apps and services on Iranian internet users and limit the availability of international services.
Most users still have access, but the authorities aren't giving up on attempts to block the instant messaging and voice app.
According to a recent report, Kashmiris are resisting the clampdowns and shutdowns imposed by the Indian Central Government “through satyagraha or non-violent civil disobedience”.
Sudan's transitional authorities have taken small steps toward improving the climate for internet freedom in the country— but these remain inadequate.
Networks are down in Turkey, Iraq and Ecuador; US tech companies are cutting off Venezuelans; and gatekeepers continue holding back content related to Hong Kong protests.
The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission blocked an online page where over 175 complaints were anonymously made by current and former students of the top engineering university of the country.
The hashtag #royalmotorcade trended in Thailand after netizens reported traffic problems caused by a royal motorcade.
One single tweet about Hong Kong demonstrations is able to set a war of words between China and the US and to end NBA's business prospects in mainland China.
The journalist's killing sparked widespread condemnation of the Saudi government and brought increased international scrutiny to the treatment of journalists and rights activists by the regime.