Stories about Free Expression

11 October 2019

Google removes Hong Kong protester role-playing game from its Play Store

The mobile game, entitled "The Revolution of Our Times", provides details on the political context leading up to the protests with a map on key protest sites in Hong Kong.

Nigerian journalist Omoyele Sowore remains in jail on trumped-up charges of treason and insulting the president

Rights groups see Omoyele Sowore's continued detention and the charges filed against him as merely a criminalisation of political dissent in Nigeria. 

10 October 2019

Bangladesh Regulator blocks engineering university web page containing reports of student abuse

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.

Thai Twitter users face threats over comments on royal motorcade

The hashtag #royalmotorcade trended in Thailand after netizens reported traffic problems caused by a royal motorcade.

8 October 2019

South Park creators mock the NBA with a sarcastic apology to China

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.

4 October 2019

Netizen Report: Human rights groups demand justice for Jamal Khashoggi, one year after his murder

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.

1 October 2019

While El Salvador's security improves, it loses ground in freedom of press

While there are less murders in El Salvador than before, the government appears to show censorship tendencies towards the media and critical voices.

26 September 2019

Netizen Report: Anti-corruption protests across Egypt trigger internet blockages, arrests

Censorship spikes as protests mount in Egypt, Twitter censors hundreds of pro-state accounts and a Pakistani court delivers a win for free speech online.

16 September 2019

Internet shutdowns and the right to access in Sudan: A post-revolution perspective

In response to a five-week long shutdown, a court ordered telecommunications companies to apologise to customers.

13 September 2019

Netizen Report: Malicious attack takes Wikipedia offline

This week, Wikipedia went dark, Raul Castro got kicked off Twitter and the internet finally came back to Papua.

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