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Stories about Freedom of Speech

28 March 2015

Pakistani Journalist and Blogger Remains in Exile, One Year After Violent Attack

Global Voices Advocacy

March 28 marks the first anniversary of the attack on Pakistani blogger and prominent political commentator Raza Rumi. Once a contributor to Global Voices, Rumi was added to the Taliban's hit...

26 March 2015

Balloons Released in Brussels in Support of Jailed Iranian Student Hamid Babaei

Ever since the tribulations of Hamid Babaei and his wife began, his classmates at Liège and in Brussels have shown them unrelenting solidarity.

Belarus Tightens Grip on Internet With New Data Retention Decree

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

The new data retention demands are just the latest in a string of restrictive Internet measures employed by Belarus in the wake of the next presidential election.

25 March 2015

Chinese Artist Recounts Being Censored for Selling Ai Weiwei T-Shirt

Global Voices Advocacy

Artist Wu Tun saw economic rights collide with online censorship when he tried to sell a T-shirt supporting world renowned political artist Ai Weiwei.

22 March 2015

Thousands of High School Students Protest throughout Macedonia

Thousands of high school students gathered across Macedonia to protest controversial educational reforms. Authorities hit back with every dirty trick available.

19 March 2015

Outing the Russian Military in Eastern Ukraine

RuNet Echo

A number of citizen data verification initiatives, both Ukrainian and Russian, specifically focus on tracking down information about the origins and fates of individuals fighting in Donbas.

17 March 2015

Back-to-Back Murders of Journalists Raise Concerns in Colombia

The murders of Colombian Edgar 'Quintin' Quintero and Luis Peralta highlight the dangers journalists face in Colombia today.

16 March 2015

Government Takedown Requests from Russia Double, Facebook Reports

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Facebook restricted access to 55 pieces of content in Russia since July 2014, based on requests from Russian authorities, compared to 29 fulfilled during the first half of 2014.

Vietnamese Photojournalist Continues Hunger Strike After Four Years Behind Bars

Global Voices Advocacy

In addition to the lengthy prison sentence and subsequent house arrest, Minh Man has faced increasingly unfair and discriminatory treatment in detention.

Human Rights Watch Website Temporarily Blocked at Egypt the Future Conference

Global Voices Advocacy

A block on Human Rights Watch website was lifted at an economic conference in Egypt after a journalist raised the alarm on Twitter.

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