Stories about Human Rights

9 September 2019

Singapore prime minister sues independent news website for defamation

The prime minister is suing The Online Citizen over an article that tackled the leader’s public feud with his siblings.

6 September 2019

‘I want a chance to prove my innocence': Formerly jailed Macedonian journalist denied retrial

The case against investigative journalist Tomislav Kezarovski is considered an example of judicial corruption during the country’s democratic backsliding between 2006 and 2017.

Serbian journalists expose anonymous doxing site's ties to pro-government media coterie

Istraga became notorious for its smear attacks against voices critical of the Vučić regime, including journalists and non-governmental organisations.

How Turkey's broadcast regulator is taking over the supervision of online content

Under a new regulation, local streaming services like Netflix are required to adjust their content to the regulator's rules and guidelines.

4 September 2019

A web comic from Colombia discusses surveillance and gender in Latin America—to the rhythm of salsa

''Beyond the joke that "every breath you take" seems like it could be written by the NSA, we realized that this is about a man that spies on a woman.''

Bangladesh cuts access to mobile phone services for the Rohingya

The Bangladeshi government has ordered telecommunications companies to block cell phone access at Rohingya camps, on the pretext of protecting ‘national security.’

3 September 2019

The plight of Kuwait's stateless community: Silenced and deprived of human rights

The security services spare no effort to target and silence the human rights movement of Kuwait's stateless community.

2 September 2019

Nigerian journalist charged with treason after criticizing governor for corruption

For exposing government corruption, Nigerian journalist Agba Jalingo has been charged with treason, terrorism, cultism and public disturbance.

30 August 2019

Kazakhstan pauses interception of encrypted traffic, but for how long?

This was the authorities’ third attempt to enforce the use of a “national security certificate.” Although the authorities have relented, there are signs that it won’t be the last.

29 August 2019

Netizen Report: Critic calls Indonesia’s provincial internet shutdown ‘racist’

Indonesia's regional internet shutdown continues, YouTube blocks 210 channels over suspected links to China and Tonga threatens to block Facebook.

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