Stories about Latin America from April, 2017
Kashmiris see more cuts to basic communications services, a Japanese artist gets fined for her 3D vagina art, and Thailand tells Facebookers to "unfollow" state critics.
Venezuelan journalists face rising threats amid protests, Russia blocks Zello, and Southeast Asian lawmakers use ‘fake news’ fears to justify censorship.
Multiple web TV channels that had been broadcasting protests in Caracas have been inaccessible since the morning of April 7.
"Almost 30,000 people were watching the VPITV broadcast on YouTube when the Bolivarian National Police took the cameraman."
"Human rights violations don't have a time limit...Record for the future, when there will be democracy."
LiveJournal bans "political solicitation" in Russia (its new home), Google contemplates a return to China, and Bangladesh's telecom regulator rejects a proposed Facebook bedtime ban.
Along with pro-opposition websites, some media rights groups saw a sharp decline in traffic on the evening of the election.
Judge Sergio Moro later reversed his decision, but the action highlighted the weakness of the legal protection mechanisms of citizen journalists in Brazil.