Stories about Feature from May, 2018
Ukrainian authorities stage journalist's murder, taking ‘fake news’ to the next level
"The lesson here is to distrust reports from Ukraine."
Acquittal of Fiji Times sedition case hailed as victory for press freedom in Oceania
"It has become quite obvious that the government of Fiji has continued to charge people with sedition to suppress freedom of speech and also political dissent."
Malaysia’s new government urged to implement media reforms
"These are the principles that have now evolved after much pain and argument in most modern democracies and Malaysia would do well to join them."
Tunisian journalists say police union attacks are having a chilling effect on press freedom
Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.
In the fight against pro-Kremlin bots, tech companies are suspending regular users
Tech companies' one-size-fits-all approach to bot-hunting seems to have dragged a number of innocent victims in its nets.
Netizen Report: Gambia Supreme Court ruling leaves the future of free speech uncertain
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Billions served? Human rights in the Facebook era
Tracking hate speech, harassment, and political censorship on the world’s largest social network
Montenegrins protest the latest armed attack on journalist, demand end to impunity
After an attack in which journalist Olivera Lakić was shot in the leg, several hundred Montenegrins protested in Podgorica, demanding end to impunity and life without fear.
Cambodia's last independent news site sold to PR firm that worked for the ruling party
"Our editor-in-chief was fired because he stood up for independent journalism and refused to take down an article shedding light on our new publisher."
Uzbekistan releases its “last detained journalists”
For the first time in last two decades, there is not a single journalist behind bars in Uzbekistan, once one of the world's most despotic countries.
Moscow activists say telcos disrupted mobile coverage during protests, at order of police
Poor or disappearing network coverage during mass protest in Russia is not unprecedented, but now activists are saying the telecom companies are intentionally degrading the service quality on police's orders.
‘Peppa Pig’ has gotten too naughty for China's censors
A subculture connecting the cartoon character “Peppa Pig” with “Shehuiren”, a term that refers to organized crime syndicates, has resulted in a muddy puddle for the popular porker.
Netizen Report: In Afghanistan and Pakistan, journalists honor slain colleagues on World Press Freedom Day
We dedicate this edition to journalists who have been threatened or killed this year, in honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2018.
In Mexico, an indigenous community telco will continue to operate — for now
"For us, the fact that we had to pay a million pesos meant that we would stop operating."