· July, 2018

Stories about Threatened Voices from July, 2018

Activist Naïm Touré sentenced to prison over Facebook post in Burkina Faso

"Freedom of expression is a constitutional right in our country; free NAÏM TOURÉ"

Iranian authorities arrest ‘Instagram celebrities’, in effort to assert control over social media

Iranian authorities announce plans to filter Instagram because of the evils of "Instagram celebrities". A few days later, the state broadcaster reveals the arrest of several "Instagram celebrities."

Lebanese journalist sentenced to prison in absentia, for ‘defaming’ foreign minister on Facebook

From exile in the UK, Fidaa Itani says the sentence marks the end of an era for free expression in Lebanon.

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