· May, 2016

Stories about Free Expression from May, 2016

10 May 2016

Uganda's Defiance Campaign Will Not Be Televised

"Hot on the heels of #WorldPressFreedomDay comes #UgandaMediaGag. Ironic"

9 May 2016

In Bangladesh, Extremists Use Social and Mainstream Media Data to Target Victims

A series of killings have alarmed critics and intellectuals about the power that main stream and social media sites possess.

Iranian Blogger Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki Freed on Bail

"With every departure there is a return. Even when weak and ill we must stand and smile. We must go on..." writes Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki.

6 May 2016

Russian Internet Experts Push ‘Real Name’ Policy for Comments on News Websites

A new initiative by Kremlin-friendly Internet experts seeks to make anonymous comments on online media websites a thing of the past.

5 May 2016

Netizen Report: LGBT News Site Editor is Latest Victim of Attacks on Bangladeshi Intellectuals

The assault on free thinking continues in Bangladesh, Mexico's Supreme Court upholds the "Stalker Law", and WhatsApp faces another shutdown in Brazil.

4 May 2016

‘I Was Forced to Drink My Own Urine’: ‘Freedom’ For Netizens After 647 Days Locked Up, But Not For All

Ethiopia's Federal High Court acquits two men who spent more than 600 days incarcerated on terrorism charges that critics allege were politically motivated. A third man was not so lucky.

Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Goes Free on World Press Freedom Day

On May 3, just in time for World Press Freedom Day, Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani was released from Evin Prison.

2 May 2016

It’s Open Season on Online Hate Speech in Myanmar

Activists have launched a page on Facebook dedicated to addressing the rising number of hate-speech cases in Myanmar. Meet the “No-Hate Speech Project.”

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