Free speech advocates say Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act is ‘ripe for abuse’

Free speech advocates say Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act is ‘ripe for abuse’

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Free speech advocates say Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act is ‘ripe for abuse’ Posted 28 September 2018 13:25 GMT In February 2018, journalists demonstrated their opposition to the new law using the hashtag #IamASpy, referring to  the law’s provision of espionage charges against those who…

Bangladesh: Protesters demand the release of Shahidul Alam

Bangladesh: Protesters demand the release of Shahidul Alam

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Protesters artfully demand the release of Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh’s prisoner of conscience Posted 15 September 2018 2:50 GMT People gathered at the Shahbag Square in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka wearing masks to protest the detention of internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam and other students….

Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N.

Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N.

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 / 2:34 PM / UPDATED 13 HOURS AGO Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N. 3 MIN READ GENEVA (Reuters) – Military and government officials in Myanmar have waged a “political campaign” to quash independent journalism, arresting…

India: SC Moved Over Countrywide Arrests of Lawyers and Activists

India: SC Moved Over Countrywide Arrests of Lawyers and Activists

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SC Moved Over Countrywide Arrests of Lawyers and Activists, Hearing at 3.45 p.m. Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: August 29, 2018 facebook twitter email The country-wide arrests, following widespread raids of activists and lawyers by different sections of the police was today mentioned before the…

Big Tech Corporations Are Censoring Iranian Social Media Accounts

Big Tech Corporations Are Censoring Iranian Social Media Accounts

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Big Tech Corporations Are Now Censoring Iranian Social Media Accounts – A Banned Student Journalist Speaks out By: Ben Norton | August 24, 2018 Sayed Mousavi, the Iranian student journalist whose Twitter account was suspended in a “fake news” crackdown on Iran FacebookTwitterRedditEmailShare Big…

A new law threatens artistic expression in Cuba

A new law threatens artistic expression in Cuba

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A new law threatens artistic expression in Cuba Translation posted 22 August 2018 15:25 GMT Photo: Daniella Fernández. Taken from Cuban Women Photographers and used with permission. Cuban artists and activists face growing concern over limits to freedom of expression with the implementation of Decree 349, a law that aims…

Greenwald: Ecuador President Will Handover Assange to British During London Visit

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Greenwald: Ecuador President Will Handover Assange to British During London Visit JULY 21, 2018 BY 21WIRE Courtesy: 21st Century Wire After 6 six years of arbitrary detention in the basement of the Ecuadorian Embassy in Belgravia, London, the world’s longest slow-motion chase may be reaching its…

Meet the Reporter Dragged from Trump-Putin Press Conference for Trying to Ask About Nuclear Treaty

Meet the Reporter Dragged from Trump-Putin Press Conference for Trying to Ask About Nuclear Treaty

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Meet the Reporter Dragged from Trump-Putin Press Conference for Trying to Ask About Nuclear Treaty July 18, 2018 Before Monday’s highly anticipated joint press conference with President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, one of the reporters was forcibly removed from the…