Elaine Díaz, a Global Voices contributor and founder of the Cuban news site Periodismo de Barrio, was detained by Cuban authorities along with colleagues while in Baracoa to cover the effects of Hurricane Matthew.
It has been a tough year for politicians and activists in Malaysia. But it may have been even harder for regular Malaysians with an opinion and a social media account.
“If I don’t have a lawsuit against me now, it’s not for a lack of trying,” Quebecois comedian Mike Ward joked in front of a Montreal audience in 2009. Fast forward to 2016.
For over a year, we have worked with partner organizations across Latin America to shed a light on the current state of surveillance in the region both in law and in practice. We've carefully documented existing laws in 13 countries, and gathered evidence of the misapplication of those laws.
In 2015, Guinea made a choice. A year later, Guineans are still waiting for justice.
A prominent independent blogger, popularly known by her pen name Me Nam (Mother Mushroom), was arrested while trying to visit an imprisoned political activist in the central coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam.
Cyril Almeida, a reporter for Pakistan's leading English daily, was placed on an "Exit Control List (ECL)" to prevent him from leaving the country.
“The damages awarded or sought in these two cases are utterly disproportionate. This sends an extremely negative signal for media freedom in Peru,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.
Astonishing news report reveals Yahoo complied with U.S. request to search all its incoming emails...in real time.
A series of news reports on government corruption is followed by a surprising notice, delivered by motorcycle couriers, informing opposition newspaper employees that they no longer have a workplace.
As messaging app remains mysteriously blocked in war-torn Yemen, many families struggle to find news of their relatives and loved ones.
Denouncing decades of Saudi state-sponsored discrimination, clerics like Sheikh Habib and Sheikh Nimr evoke international human rights principles and advocate for political equality.
This is not the first time that Afghanistan Times
editor-in-chief Abdul Saboor Sarir has come under attack. He has received threats from different groups in the past.
Mujeeb Tareen, a reporter for the Aaj News television channel, was attacked by three armed men after reporting on a police raid at a car showroom.
Ethiopian security forces are in the midst of growing international condemnation, as repressive actions turn a peaceful festival into a massacre site.
On the 10th anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya's murder, Index on Censorship publishes her 2002 article for its magazine, where she wrote about threats made against her life.
"If Thailand's decision [to deny activist Joshua Wong entry] was based on pressure from the Chinese government, Thai authorities are responsible for helping the Chinese Communist Party expand its repression abroad," said Freedom house.
Filipino president's supporters rain down threats of rape, murder and libel suits against critical journalists and their families
The MEAA is concerned at an Australian government proposal to amend the Privacy Act that would make it an offence to "re-identify" government data sets.
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A contributor for a local TV channel was physically attacked and intimidated by Army soldiers after recording an accident in East Java province.