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Philippine Authorities Order Shutdown of Rappler News Site, Bringing a Blow to Press Freedom

"If this revocation stands, Rappler will effectively be shut down —the first time a news organization will be closed by government since the dictator Marc...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Wait? Wikipedia and Google Accidentally Declare Putin the Winner of March 2018 Presidential Elections

Whether the error was intended as a joke, or as a political move, is unknown.   [ continue reading...]

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How Will Macau's New Cybersecurity Legislation Impact Freedom of Speech?

The Macau Civil Servants Association (MCSA) called the proposal to monitor online data through binary code “arbitrary, disproportionate and illegal."   [ continue reading...]

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Palau Visitors Are Now Required to Sign a Pledge to Respect the Environment

"Children of Palau, I take this pledge, as your guest, to preserve and protect your beautiful and unique island home."   [ continue reading...]

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Japanese Media Struggles to Translate Trump's “Shithole”

"Fascinating that media outlets find it easier to print "shithole" than 'racist' or 'racism'."   [ continue reading...]

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In 2017, Samoa's Parliament Made Libel a Crime. How Will This Affect Bloggers and Social Media?

"Concerns about anonymous bloggers should not override the right of citizens to speak freely, without fear of being jailed."   [ continue reading...]

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Does Free Speech Mean Free to Preach Hate? An American Fundamentalist Pastor Tests Jamaica’s Limits

"Allowing this American pastor into Jamaica, and giving him platforms at schools to spread his lies would threaten the fundamental rights of Jamaican women, chi...   [ continue reading...]

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Netizen Report: Fearful of ‘Fake News’, Lawmakers in France and Brazil Want to Limit Free Speech Before Elections

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.   [ continue reading...]

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Despite Threats of Censorship, Documentary Filmmakers Show Human Rights Violations in Western Sahara

The film gives audiences a close look at Western Sahara under Moroccan occupation.   [ continue reading...]

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India's Biometric ID System Is Leaking Personal Data — And State Agencies Won't Fix the Problem

Instead of improving the Aadhaar system, India's unique ID authority is going after journalists who write about its flaws.   [ continue reading...]

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Yemeni Human Rights Blogger Hisham Al-Omeisy Has Been Missing for 150 Days

Before his detention Hisham Al-Omeisy was outspoken about the ongoing conflict in Yemen.   [ continue reading...]

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After Facing Harassment from Authorities, Pakistani Journalist Narrowly Escapes Abduction

Taha Siddiqui is the bureau chief for WION news. He also is an avid social media user and critic of the military.   [ continue reading...]

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‘If I Don't Oppose Dictatorship, Am I Still a Man?': Chinese Activist Gets Eight Years in Prison

Wu Gan, better known by his nickname “Super Vulgar Butcher”, has been active in Chinese human rights circles since 2008.   [ continue reading...]

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Singapore Authorities Ban Documentary on Palestinian Teen Activists for ‘Skewed Narrative’

"...did you even consider that this documentary...exists to provide a balance, a corrective to the kinds of propaganda that Israel state television and the US-c...   [ continue reading...]

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The Untimely Death of an Exiled Ethiopian Journalist

"His reward for having conscience in a country that criminalises it was torture & death in exile."   [ continue reading...]

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In Sri Lanka, Families of the Disappeared Treasure the Everyday Items Left Behind (Part Two)

"It’s the lack of progress on the part of the government which led to series of protests highlighting the plight of families of the disappeared, political...   [ continue reading...]

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Under Pressure From Cyberspace Administration, China's Top News App Will Hire 2,000 More Content Reviewers

Last week, the country’s top internet regulator accused the news app of spreading pornographic content.   [ continue reading...]

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A Photo Shows a Boy Watching New Year's Fireworks. Why Do Some Brazilians Assume He's Sad and Poor?

"The people looking at the picture are pre-conditioned to understand that the image of a black person is associated with poverty and abandonment...This pre-cond...   [ continue reading...]

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What Happens at Maekelawi? Tales of Torture from an Ethiopian Detention Center Slated for Closure

"It turns out that the anguish of Ethiopian prisoners, something that appeared to be so distant in memory, is not that far off after all."   [ continue reading...]

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Iranian Technicians Have Been Ordered to Disrupt International Web Traffic Amid Protests

“We have been ordered to interrupt international traffic,” a source at an Iranian internet exchange point said.   [ continue reading...]

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