· July, 2020

Stories about Protest from July, 2020

The day Liberia shut down freedom of expression amid a mass protest

Last year, the Liberian government disrupted social media access to prevent live protest coverage and the mobilization of protesters, shutting down freedom of expression and the right to access information.

Black Lives Matter forces an IBM U-turn on facial recognition

In wake of Black Lives Matter protests, the company IBM has announced its withdrawal from the facial recognition software market

Zimbabwe governance crisis: Arrests over COVID-19 corruption and planned protests

The arrest of two prominent figures in Zimbabwe signal new levels of crisis in governance as the nation heads toward unprecedented economic decline and social unrest amid COVID-19 corruption.

In Liberia, a new mobile phone tariff collides with digital rights

The cost-prohibitive surcharge will make it harder for everyday Liberians to get online, limiting digital access at the height of a pandemic when citizens need reliable information more than ever. 

Tech giants halt data requests as Hong Kong national security law casts long shadow

Local demand for circumvention tools is surging amid fears that a China-style "Great Firewall" is in the offing.

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