· February, 2018

Stories about Free Expression from February, 2018

‘We Want the World to Know': Activists Reporting on Occupation Face Legal Threats in Western Sahara

Local journalists and media activists reporting on the occupation and Moroccan abuses face legal obstacles and risk lengthy jail sentences in order to make their voices heard.

After Alleged Election Fraud and Protests, Honduran Congress Moves to Regulate Hate Speech Online

Hondurans fear censorship as congress debates Internet and social media regulation.

‘According to the Digital Security Law, I am a Spy': Bangladeshi Journalists Defend Their Right to Investigate

"The Digital Security Act (2018) is an Eyewash. It is section 57 (ICT Act) for all intent and purposes. All the provisions have merely been redistributed among other sections."

Kenyan TV Networks Censored for Airing Symbolic ‘Swearing In’ of Opposition Leader Raila Odinga

When Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga was symbolically—if not legally—sworn in as the "people's president" on January 30, three major broadcasting networks were unplugged by the Government of Kenya.

Gambian University Instructor Detained for Newspaper Interview, Then Released

"We voted for a change of SYSTEM. NOT JUST a President."

Netizen Report: The Rising Cost of Cameroon's Internet Shutdowns

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Malaysiakini News Site Will Appeal Defamation Case by Gold Mining Firm, Thanks to Crowdfunding by Readers

"This could drive media away from critically investigating and reporting issues of public interest that involved big corporations. This will further shrink the media freedom in the country."

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