Stories about Human Rights from August, 2018
One user challenged Vkontakte: "How many times have you challenged the security services in court over their demands to hand over user information? You have that right."
The government has blamed social media users and activists for trying to create unrest by sharing provocative posts and content on Facebook.
A bold and popular journalist is appealing a 12 year-sentence he received after speaking out against official corruption.
While Marques had been brought to court on previous occasions, this was the first time he was formally acquitted.
In a new move aimed at tightening the state-imposed ban on the Telegram messaging app, the Telecommunications Company of Iran (TCI) temporarily rerouted Telegram app traffic in violation of domestic law in July 2018.In a new move aimed at tightening the state-imposed ban on the Telegram messaging app, the Telecommunications Company of Iran (TCI) temporarily rerouted Telegram app traffic in violation of domestic law in July 2018.
"...there were people with machetes in their hands chasing unarmed students. And the police are standing by watching it happen."
If Google goes back to China, it will be on the government's terms. What will that mean for human rights?
Google may be prepared to compromise human rights principles for the Chinese market. But it will still depend on the Chinese government to grant its entry.
Killing speech softly: How the world’s biggest tech companies are quietly censoring critical expression in the Middle East
The failures of tech giants in moderating content in the region is a big and complex problem.
Three Russian journalists were killed today in Central African Republic, at a checkpoint outside the country’s capital Bangui.