Stories about Free Expression from March, 2019
This defeats the purpose of a VPN, a technology used primarily to help people access censored websites.
#WelcomeHomeAlaa: Egyptian revolution activist Alaa Abd El Fattah released after five years in prison
Alaa was a leading voice among Egyptian bloggers and technology activists in Cairo approaching and during the Egyptian Revolution.
Netizen Report: Activists in Pakistan and Malaysia confront online backlash after International Women’s Day events
This week, the EU parliament approved its Copyright Directive, Pakistan blocked mobile services (during a military parade) and Bangladesh blocked Al Jazeera English.
The term “rice bunny”, which sounds similar to “me too” when spoken in Chinese, was used as a replacement hashtag to get around the censors.
Al-Najjar was arrested over tweets calling for the release of prisoners of conscience in the Emirates.
Through serious analysis and their signature wit, Luis Carlos Diaz and Naky Soto have helped a generation of us learn our digital rights.
The EU makes a final decision on copyright rules, Iraq considers a new cybercrime law, and internet activists in Kazakhstan, Egypt and Venezuela face legal threats.
Journalist Maria Karpenko says her editor confronted her about co-running a Telegram channel critical of St. Petersburg authorities.
‘Blood feud’ against Chechen blogger is the culmination of a months-long, unusually frank conversation about a buried past
Heated exchanges provide a rare glimpse into painful and conflicted issues that are burning hot in today’s Chechnya, ten years after the official conclusion of the Second Chechen War.
The bill prescribes lengthy prisons sentences, including life imprisonment, for speech-related offences.
Kazakhstan's government is nervous about what Seikjan Bilash is doing, and will happen if his popularity grows.
"This is a significant step, and a rare one in murders of journalists. We hope authorities keep their promise to bring all perpetrators to justice."
“I have one issue – and that issue is Xinjiang.”
Teen theatre production banned by Russian authorities for promoting ‘non-traditional family relations’
Russia has recently passed a series of socially conservative laws targeting activists, advocacy groups and online media for anything that can be construed as "promoting homosexuality to minors."
The #FreeAlaa campaign reassured supporters that the delay is not a cause for concern for now.
The Global Voices community is relieved that our colleague is safe and with his family.
Venezuelans are finding ways to gather, organize and assess information on their own terms.
It appears that the government is attempting to muzzle citizens' freedom of expression and to prevent the free circulation of information.
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Provisions of the new law make it clear that its real target are the online news outlets still not fully controlled by the state or its subsidiaries.