Stories about Human Rights from March, 2019
#WelcomeHomeAlaa: Egyptian revolution activist Alaa Abd El Fattah released after five years in prison
Alaa was a leading voice among Egyptian bloggers and technology activists in Cairo approaching and during the Egyptian Revolution.
Netizen Report: Activists in Pakistan and Malaysia confront online backlash after International Women’s Day events
This week, the EU parliament approved its Copyright Directive, Pakistan blocked mobile services (during a military parade) and Bangladesh blocked Al Jazeera English.
The term “rice bunny”, which sounds similar to “me too” when spoken in Chinese, was used as a replacement hashtag to get around the censors.
Al-Najjar was arrested over tweets calling for the release of prisoners of conscience in the Emirates.
Through serious analysis and their signature wit, Luis Carlos Diaz and Naky Soto have helped a generation of us learn our digital rights.
The bill prescribes lengthy prisons sentences, including life imprisonment, for speech-related offences.
Kazakhstan's government is nervous about what Seikjan Bilash is doing, and will happen if his popularity grows.
“I have one issue – and that issue is Xinjiang.”
The #FreeAlaa campaign reassured supporters that the delay is not a cause for concern for now.
The Global Voices community is relieved that our colleague is safe and with his family.
After hours of silence from the authorities, Díaz was confirmed to be detained by the Bolivarian Intelligence Police (SEBIN).
It appears that the government is attempting to muzzle citizens' freedom of expression and to prevent the free circulation of information.
Protesters rallied against the proposed "upload filters" in EU Copyright Directive, as part of a movement spanning the continent.
Divela told the Committee to Protect Journalists via WhatsApp that some "powerful figures in Ghana sought to harm him" after an image of him was published on TV.
Shawkan, who was working for Demotix at the time of his arrest, spent almost four years in pre-trial detention.
Netizen Report: Two of Egypt’s leading digital activists await their release from prison, after years behind bars
Alaa and Shawkan are still waiting to get out, Algeria's internet is faltering, and Nepal has a new IT bill.