Stories about Human Rights from January, 2019
Mobile phone surveillance and physical spying were top concerns for foreign correspondents in China in 2018.
Internet access is being blocked intermittently and radio stations are being censored as Venezuela's political crisis intensifies.
The update from Zimbabwe, plus: China fines VPN users, Cuba is censoring SMS messages and Iranian officials plan to block Instagram.
Across the continent, the legal and economic costs of speaking up are rising.
The news of two men being fined for using VPNs may serve as a wake up call to Chinese netizens.
"She was not silent when others buried their heads in the sand. She risked her life every day and knew the value of this risk."
Young, popular and politicized, video blogger Mehman Huseynov is a classic target of the Azerbaijani government's crackdown on civil society.