· January, 2016

Stories about Free Expression from January, 2016

Ukrainian Separatists Block 100+ News Websites in ‘Lugansk People’s Republic’

News websites in the self-proclaimed "Lugansk People's Republic" are being censored as separatist authorities seek to minimize the "destabilizing" influence of the Ukrainian media.

Printers Censor Another New York Times Article, Shedding Light on Pakistan's Stifled Speech Environment

"...this blank space in the newspaper speaks volumes about the conditions under which we live and write in Pakistan today."

Netizen Report: Keeping the Spotlight on Syria’s Independent Media

As protests continue in Ethiopia, Bahrain is contracting for new Internet filtering tools. Meanwhile, another Ecuadorean politician faces jail time for critical tweeting.

Saudi Arabia Arrests Samar Badawi for Tweeting on Behalf of Her Jailed Husband

Saudi Arabia arrested human rights activist Samar Badawi today allegedly for tweeting on behalf of her jailed husband, prominent human rights lawyer Waleed Abulkhair.

Who Protects the Rights of Russian Internet Users? Not These Guys.

Russia's Internet ombudsman and Putin's new Internet advisor believe they have no business defending the rights of Internet users in Russia.

Netizen Report: Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’ App is Under Fire in India, Offline in Egypt

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Netizens in India rang in 2016 amid burning controversy...

What to Expect From Russia's State Censor in 2016

The head of Russia's state censor discusses the normalcy of media restrictions, the efficacy of blocking online resources, tackling messenger apps, and much more to come in 2016.

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