Stories about Free Expression from January, 2020
Lawyer Gloria Ballason has experienced ongoing intimidation and harassment by Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, amid a growing crackdown on freedom of expression and dissent in Nigeria.
Morocco has a dire record of cracking down on freedom of expression, independent media and press freedom media.
Baul singer Shariat Sarkar is accused of making comments which hurt the “religious sentiment” of Muslims. He says that there is no evidence forbidding music in Islam.
New legislation criminalizes all types of invasion of privacy via mobile phones, and the publication of images or videos of third parties without their consent.
"There is a high level of self-censorship in Thailand… When you forbid freedom of expression… you forbid an open society."
The blockout, imposed since August 2019, has affected the lives of millions of people in Jammu and Kashmir, depriving them of the basic right to access the internet.
Now more than ever it is vital for internet users to understand the different vocabulary being used to describe internet interruptions and how they work.
This is the second time that the website has been blocked in Pakistan in 2019, and the third time since 2018.