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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law
Jimmy Lai's arrest, coming days after the U.S. government announced sanctions on Hong Kong and mainland Chinese officials, shows China's determination to move forward with enforcement of the new security law despite outside pressure.
Russia media freedom under threat as Putin puts pressure on the press
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed two controversial security bills into law. One will require certain technology sold in the country to include pre-installed software from the government, the other would designate certain journalists and bloggers as "foreign agents."
“We can’t complain.” How Turkey is leading a crackdown at home as its tanks roll into Syria ǀ View
The extent of the latest crackdown on civil liberties in Turkey, in the context of the military offensive, raises serious concern that authorities are now using war in northern Syria as a pretext to further crush dissent and inflict fear.
Freedom of expression "at lowest point for 10 years", says report
Right to freedom of expression is being eroded across the world, according to newly-published study
Italian journalists protest after insults by deputy PM
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi di Maio described journalists as "prostitutes" over the weekend.
Dawn of a new era in Cuba as Miguel Diaz-Canel takes charge
Raúl Castro stepped down as president but remains at the head of the communist party
Moldovans riled by ‘undemocratic’ ban on ‘Russian propaganda’
Moldova's government has banned Russian news and political broadcast, but it seems there is little appetite for such a drastic measure among the public. Many plan to go online instead.
Online freedoms ‘being squeezed in UK, France and Germany’
Terrorism, migration and elections have all seen online liberties restricted in recent years.
States using internet to threaten democracy on the increase
A recent report by Freedom House highlights a growing number of regimes using the internet to disrupt democracy abroad and limit individual freedom at home.
Trapped in Turkey: rights activist condemns Erdogan rule
A rare insight into the life of an ordinary worker blacklisted by Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government
Why does Turkey think Rocky Balboa might be linked to coup attempt?
Turkish government believes Rocky Balboa poster at Galatasaray match is linked to 2016 failed coup.
Turkey orders arrest of 35 people, including nine journalists, in latest crackdown
In Turkey, arrest warrants have been issued for 35 people, including nine journalists, linked to last July’s attempted military coup. State-run
Protestors march in Moscow over internet censorship regulations
Hundreds of people have marched through central Moscow calling for internet freedom after rules tightened again recently
Merkel attempts to smooth relations with Turkish leader
The German Chancellor is making her first visit to Turkey since a failed coup attempt there last July
Protest broken up outside Poland's parliament
Police have forcibly broken up a demonstration that had blocked the exits from the Polish parliament. Warsaw police spokesperson Mariusz Mrozek denied the use of tear gas.
Jailed for a Tweet: HRW slams attempts to silence online dissent in Gulf Arab States
Launching a new interactive website, which highlights 140 prominent activists, HRW calls on the countries to carry out reforms, rather than jail the peaceful critics.
Europe condemns more journalist detentions in Turkey
The European Union has strongly criticised the detention of the editor and senior staff at a leading Turkish opposition newspaper who’ve been accused of supporting July’s failed…
EU's 'dirty deal' with Turkey is a 'betrayal' of European values, says Turkish journalist
Can Dundar is the former editor-in-chief of Cumhumriyet, a newspaper that is staunchly critical of the Turkish government.
Snapchat, Skype, Blackberry get low marks on privacy protection in Amnesty report
Amnesty International ranked the 11 most used messaging apps on their use of encryption to protect users' privacy.
MEPs urge whistleblowers to come forward
A group of parliamentarians are calling on whistleblowers to pass on any information about alleged tax avoidance.
Putin visits Slovenia: Past and present ties on agenda with EU member state
Officially, he is in Slovenia to pay tribute to Soviet servicemen who lost their lives there.