Stories about Free Expression from April, 2017
"I have no choice but to go on hunger strike to restore my stolen freedom".
"A majority [of media workers in Hong Kong] have expressed an increasing pressure which results in deliberate self-censorship."
Kashmiris see more cuts to basic communications services, a Japanese artist gets fined for her 3D vagina art, and Thailand tells Facebookers to "unfollow" state critics.
"This is a ridiculous and oppressive order but I don't want any innocent people being targeted just because they follow my journalism," wrote former Reuters journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall.
"There is no point in disputing your app store decision with respect to mainland China…but Hong Kong and Taiwan [...] operate under independent legal systems."
"As the war intensifies, and the number of armed groups and their influence in Iraq grows, the pressure on Iraqi journalists will increase.”
"Human rights violations don't have a time limit...Record for the future, when there will be democracy."
LiveJournal releases a new user agreement, revealing what steps it's taking to adjust to its new existence as a blogging platform in full compliance with Russia’s stifling Internet laws
Along with pro-opposition websites, some media rights groups saw a sharp decline in traffic on the evening of the election.
The poem was posted on Facebook on World Poetry Day — but its verses were not welcomed by everyone.
Judge Sergio Moro later reversed his decision, but the action highlighted the weakness of the legal protection mechanisms of citizen journalists in Brazil.