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A statement urging an end to internet shutdowns in Sudan. These shutdowns violate international law, exacerbating humanitarian crises, hindering emergency assistance, and impeding communication with loved ones.
"Something worth noting (and may not be readily apparent): Yang Hengjun is an Australian citizen. But to the Chinese government, he's Chinese."
On top of disruptions to the internet, Pakistani political parties have also been using emerging technologies, particularly generative AI and deep fake videos, to influence voter narratives and perceptions.
Chief Executive John Lee: Hostile forces would engage in propaganda work, especially online, to smear and distort the legislation.
"Does anyone think an ABC reporter would have been sacked for posting a message on social media supporting Israel?"
ProBox's analysis of the most used words in comments on social media posts by candidates showed that at least 71.4% of online gender attacks and disinformation were received by women candidates.
"Thai netizens have turned to unique linguistic alternatives to continue freely expressing themselves online."
"Indonesia continues to fail to guarantee people’s rights to express their opinions peacefully amidst a shrinking civic space."
"The government must also end reprisals against human rights defenders and allow human rights defenders and civil society organisations to operate freely and safely."
A Hong Kong man was arrested near a boarding gate at the HK International Airport last November after he was seen wearing a t-shirt with a protest slogan printed on it.
In the shadows of self-censorship: The impact of the Cyber Security Act on Bangladesh’s LGBTQ+ movement
Several sections of the newly enacted Cyber Security Act (CSA) restrict the advocacy and movement for LGBTQ+ rights, criminalising published contents highlighting injustices faced by the LGBTQ+ community in Bangladesh.
"The current government still attempts to restrict alternate views and the independence of media through the use of law and arbitrary practices."
This is a new situation and could be indicative of a violation of the right to information enshrined in Mozambican law.
"It is the same kind of propaganda: the court’s ruling is justified and reasonable, and look, he himself confessed it. How would the National Security Judge wrong a good person?
"We regret that the Indonesian Parliament has passed the amendment to the ITE Law, which contains problematic articles that undermine freedom of expression and freedom of the press."
"Targeting journalists — particularly those who are reporting on human rights topics — undermines freedoms of expression and the press, which threatens the public’s access to information."
The authorities failed to produce any evidence on the charges leveled against four Abzas Media journalists and in the case of arrested Kanal 13 journalist Aziz Orujov.
The arrest and imprisonment of two Togolese journalists in mid-November this year highlights the precariousness of journalists’ rights in this West African country.
"I don't want people to feel like I'm not their broadcaster. But equally if I'm not my authentic self, I can't do my job well."
On November 13, 2023, the Nepali government imposed a blanket ban on Chinese social media platform TikTok, alleging that the platform was fostering social discord among Nepalis.