Stories about Free Expression from May, 2018
Russian anti-corruption activists are jailed for ‘inciting riots’ based on their tweets and retweets
"...here goes another 'organizing a rally by retweet.' Looks like this time they’re just locking up everyone."
Mexico's new copyright law allows censorship of online content, rights advocates warn
The Mexican chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation warned that the approved changes "criminalize the act of publishing" and "legalize acts of violating the fundamental and constitutional rights..."
Malaysia’s new government urged to implement media reforms
"These are the principles that have now evolved after much pain and argument in most modern democracies and Malaysia would do well to join them."
Tunisian journalists say police union attacks are having a chilling effect on press freedom
Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.
Netizen Report: What do Iran, Pakistan and Russia have in common? They all ban Telegram.
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world.
In the fight against pro-Kremlin bots, tech companies are suspending regular users
Tech companies' one-size-fits-all approach to bot-hunting seems to have dragged a number of innocent victims in its nets.
Netizen Report: Gambia Supreme Court ruling leaves the future of free speech uncertain
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Billions served? Human rights in the Facebook era
Tracking hate speech, harassment, and political censorship on the world’s largest social network
Cambodia's last independent news site sold to PR firm that worked for the ruling party
"Our editor-in-chief was fired because he stood up for independent journalism and refused to take down an article shedding light on our new publisher."
Uzbekistan releases its “last detained journalists”
For the first time in last two decades, there is not a single journalist behind bars in Uzbekistan, once one of the world's most despotic countries.
Netizen Report: In Afghanistan and Pakistan, journalists honor slain colleagues on World Press Freedom Day
We dedicate this edition to journalists who have been threatened or killed this year, in honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2018.
In Mexico, an indigenous community telco will continue to operate — for now
"For us, the fact that we had to pay a million pesos meant that we would stop operating."
Media censorship surrounds the Pashtun rights movement in Pakistan
"There was complete media blackout. But journalists were there [to] tell the story [through] social media. Self censorship sign of oppression"