· December, 2015

Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from December, 2015

Ethiopia Censors Satellite TV Channels as Student Protests Draw Global Media Attention

"If the regime thinks it can cut our audience off from receiving OMN news and programs, they are too dumb to understand what we are made of."

Advox by the Numbers: 2015 in Digital Rights

Netizen Report: Tales of Torture from Ethiopia’s Jails

Netizens give chilling account of inhumane treatment in Ethiopia's prison system. Meanwhlie, sedition laws levy strict penalties for netizens in Thailand, Malaysia.

Ethiopian Netizens Defend Themselves in Court After 525 Days of Detention

Left to defend themselves in court, Ethiopian netizens reject charges of anti-government activity and describe torture and ethnic discrimination in prison.

Nigerian Lawmakers May Criminalize ‘Abusive’ and Anti-Government Messages Online

Nigeria's social media landscape is poised for dramatic changes, if lawmakers get their way with a new bill that would make it possible to sentence Internet bullies to prison time.

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