Stories about Feature from January, 2019
Mobile phone surveillance and physical spying were top concerns for foreign correspondents in China in 2018.
"It's not the fuel price increases, it's not the looming hunger. The most scary thing is that these guys in government are convinced that they are doing a good job."
Internet access is being blocked intermittently and radio stations are being censored as Venezuela's political crisis intensifies.
Experts have pointed to the colossal costs associated with building the infrastructure required, and lamented that this would only lead to further monopolization of the Russian internet provider market.
"The Act on the surface professes online ‘Safety’, while its vagueness on responsible free speech leaves the act open to being a Trojan horse for online ‘Regulation’ and censorship."
The update from Zimbabwe, plus: China fines VPN users, Cuba is censoring SMS messages and Iranian officials plan to block Instagram.
Venezuela's crisis of political legitimacy has rocked Wikipedia — and might have led to its blocking
Venezuelan Wikipedians are at war over a question rattling the country: Who has legitimate claim to the presidency?
The news of two men being fined for using VPNs may serve as a wake up call to Chinese netizens.
"She was not silent when others buried their heads in the sand. She risked her life every day and knew the value of this risk."
Young, popular and politicized, video blogger Mehman Huseynov is a classic target of the Azerbaijani government's crackdown on civil society.