Stories about Free Expression from August, 2018
In July 2018, Chinese state internet regulators received 6.7 million reports of illegal and false information.
Netizen Report: It’s not just Myanmar — ethnic hate speech runs rampant on social media in Cameroon, India
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Russia's largest social network VKontakte is in hot water again for playing fast and loose with their users' privacy — this time allegedly violating the GDPR regulations.
In Mozambique, new licensing fees have raised the cost of doing journalism — and may threaten media freedom
The fees were described by Mozambican online newspaper @Verdade as "astronomical".
One user challenged Vkontakte: "How many times have you challenged the security services in court over their demands to hand over user information? You have that right."
The government has blamed social media users and activists for trying to create unrest by sharing provocative posts and content on Facebook.
A bold and popular journalist is appealing a 12 year-sentence he received after speaking out against official corruption.
Free Brazil Movement is accusing the platform of censoring right-wing groups.
“You cannot bring us up with a mentality of freedom and then try to oppress us.”
The Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club is under fire for organizing a talk by independence activist Andy Chan.
Repressive laws and cumbersome bureaucracy are putting hundreds of Russians behind bars for sharing memes online.
Venezuela goes after journalists' cameras after drone attack, Iran re-routes Telegram (to government servers) and Google tries to go back to China.
"We hope to see a genuine departure from the old oppression, and a transition into a Malaysia where all ideas can be discussed peacefully and our constitutional rights exercised maturely."
Killing speech softly: How the world’s biggest tech companies are quietly censoring critical expression in the Middle East
The failures of tech giants in moderating content in the region is a big and complex problem.