Stories about Freedom of Speech
7 August 2015
“No Country For Secular Bloggers”: Niloy Neel is the Fourth Bangladeshi Blogger To Be Killed in 2015
"How many more bloggers must be murdered before the government acts decisively to stem the violence and impunity?"
Until now, managing online discourse has been delegated to Internet content providers on a largely ad hoc basis.
6 August 2015
One Facebook user threatened to choke her. Two days later, on August 4, Inji Pennu's Facebook account was suspended.
5 August 2015
"It seems the whole nation is behind bars," wrote one Facebook user on the disappearances of multiple journalists in The Gambia. Although facing charges, Abdoulie Ceesay's whereabouts remain unknown.
Russian Internet laws have been called "draconian" and accused of limiting free speech. But a recent study found that Russian online industry and experts actually know little about these regulations.
“How many journalists have been murdered, and what has come of it? How many students, activists, and human rights defenders have been killed, picked up, or disappeared?"
China Communist Youth League has recruited approximately 18 million "civilization volunteers" to “spread positive energy” online.
4 August 2015
Most of them were critical of Durante, who took office in December 2010.
Pro-government propaganda, anti-opposition trolls, hashtag spamming, and widespread malware are all part of a politically-motivated social media spin campaign dating back to 2012.
3 August 2015
Sanna Camara fled his home country in the face of legal challenges and death threats after he published a series of stories on human trafficking in The Gambia.
Iran's Press Supervisory have closed down 9 Dey, a hardline newspaper that has published dissenting views to the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries, signed in Vienna on...
2 August 2015
Young Russian Communists want to make Lenin hip again—so they're proposing a flashmob campaign that involves taking selfies with Lenin statues.
"What the **** are community standards if they cannot take down a page purely abusive in nature, harassing a woman using her photos and other personal details?"
1 August 2015
"At a time when there are more questions than answers available regarding the financial scandal, the Ministry’s action appears to be a self-serving draconian attempt at shutting up inquisitive Malaysians."
"I think this pact of silence breaking apart after so many years is a milestone for our country. It's a before and after in the struggle for human rights."
30 July 2015
The last time a German journalist was charged with treason was in 1962, when the editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel was prosecuted for publishing secret documents about the German defense forces.
"The united hands of our people are stronger than that of Western world! Let us do that and reign the democracy we are longing for!"
What is with the rows of passive spectators literally taking up space at the trials of the country's most high-profile political prisoners?
"They just pick quarrels and fights all day long. Today vow to execute this and tomorrow execute someone else. Such patriotism is not loving one's country but hating one's country."