Stories about Threatened Voices from August, 2018
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.
“You cannot bring us up with a mentality of freedom and then try to oppress us.”
Venezuela goes after journalists' cameras after drone attack, Iran re-routes Telegram (to government servers) and Google tries to go back to China.
"We hope to see a genuine departure from the old oppression, and a transition into a Malaysia where all ideas can be discussed peacefully and our constitutional rights exercised maturely."
While Marques had been brought to court on previous occasions, this was the first time he was formally acquitted.
"...there were people with machetes in their hands chasing unarmed students. And the police are standing by watching it happen."