Stories about Free Expression

15 November 2017

#StopTheCrackdownVN: Global Groups Call for Human Rights Protection in Vietnam

Human rights groups are stepping up the campaign urging the Vietnamese government to release 165 prisoners and conscience and to stop the persecution of activists and bloggers.

10 November 2017

Netizen Report: Memes and ‘Obscene’ Messages Are Under Fire in Indonesia

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

9 November 2017

Freedom of Expression or ‘Obscene Representation'? The Case Against Indian Cartoonist Bala G

"The incident made me think that my children were burning. I have no words to express my sorrow, so I drew the cartoon out of rage."

3 November 2017

Indonesian Police Go After Social Media Users for Mocking House Speaker

"What does it say about....Indonesia when a politician can continue to act with impunity, while somebody who spreads a meme about him gets arrested?"

United Arab Emirates: Seven Months After Completing His Sentence, Blogger Osama Al-Najjar Remains in Prison

Osama Al-Najjar was arrested in 2014 for tweeting in support of his imprisoned father.

Macedonian Court Ruling Favors Formerly Jailed Journalist, Indicates Government Conspiracy

Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.

2 November 2017

Moroccan Journalists Keep Fighting to Cover the Hirak Movement, Despite State Intimidation

Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.

27 October 2017

Netizen Report: Voices of Yemen’s ‘Forgotten War’ Speak Out, Despite Legal Barriers

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

26 October 2017

Albanian Prime Minister Insults Journalists After Parliament Votes to Protect Lawmaker From Arrest

The Albanian Journalists' Union condemned "that such behavior and insulting communication is directly related to the dire situation faced by journalism in Albania."

24 October 2017

Knife Attack on Russian Journalist Reignites an “Atmosphere of Hate” in the Media

The knife assault on Felgengauer sparked a wave of criticism against the state propaganda apparatus, which has recently intensified attacks on independent media in Russia, specifically Echo of Moscow.