Stories about Free Expression from September, 2017
In a Facebook post, Amro criticized the Palestinian Authority's arrest of journalist Ayman Qawasmi .
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"Cambodia lost a significant aspect of its media diversity. It lost a training ground for a generation of Khmer journalists. It lost a beacon of free speech."
Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.
People are keen to tackle fake news on Facebook. But picture becomes more complex when news and information spread through WhatsApp.
The rhetoric of the Rouhani administration is giving off less hope for online freedoms, and the popular foreign minister's statements about not tweeting for Iranian audiences has increased concerns.
In Quest for ‘Ideological Security’, China Pushes to Extend Communist Party Influence Inside Tech Firms
Until recently, companies had no obligation to participate in Communist Party activities. But now informal political pressure to do so is getting stronger and stronger.
"...we only saw the government busy clearing the noise, using ridiculous reasons to refuse entry to outside journalists; and [compelling] multiple local outlets to conduct self-censorship..."