Stories about WORLD from December, 2018
From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.
Bangladesh is blocking websites, Sudanese telcos are blocking WhatsApp and Slack is kicking Iranians off the platform, even when they're not in Iran.
In Cardinal George Pell's sexual abuse trial, Australian court fails to suppress the ‘nation's worst kept secret’
"The alleged suppression order on #georgepell is allowing fake news and hearsay and speculation take the place of reputable news sources."
Protests are estimated to have doubled in size after Serbian president vows "never" to meet demonstrators' demands.
Internet users remain divided over whether or not Google's supposed return to China is a good thing -- or not.
Alaa has been jailed or investigated under every Egyptian head of state who has served during his lifetime.
TIME ignored the murder of three journalists while including a staged one. Why couldn’t both be included?
Local media misinformed the public about the scale and scope of the protest, sparking a cascade of online criticism.
"How can a prime minister be offended by someone sharing a Facebook post?"
The number of Twitter users who have been directly threatened by authorities is estimated to be in the hundreds or even more.
Lebanon's Cybercrimes Bureau also asked him to sign a pledge to not speak about the case again, but he refused.
Jamal Khashoggi's murder forces light on other abuses in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh blocks Skype and China goes after Twitter users.
A former Macedonian government official revealed that the former ruling party created and is still actively running online "troll farms".