September 12, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The legal defense team representing prominent Chinese human rights activist Guo Feixiong, decided to boycott the start of Guo's pending trial over procedural irregularities, which resulted in adjournment of the proceedings at the Guangzhou People's Court in Southern China. All four lawyers ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Thai military declared martial law in the Southeast Asian nation on Tuesday. Commander of the Thai army, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has stated that the army's declaration is not a coup but will remain in place until "peace and order" has been restored. The declaration of martial law was ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Michael Roberts
The rise of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter has allowed users worldwide to share original content with others instantaneously. While often criticized as celebrations of the mundane, a major function of social media services is to serve as forums for public discussion. By ...[read more]
May 3, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Myanmar Saturday to pass more protective media laws and end arbitrary arrests of journalists. The statement listed several journalists who have been arrested since December on politically-motivated charges, including criminal trespass, use of obscene language, ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Myanmar legislature on Tuesday approved a new media law affording greater press freedoms to local media outlets. The law purportedly assures local media freedom from state censorship and attempts to promote high-quality journalistic practices by emphasizing ethics and responsibility. However, ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
Turkey's Parliament on Wednesday approved legislation to heighten Internet restrictions, granting the country's telecommunications authority the ability to block websites or remove content without the court's approval. Amid claims that this is an act of censorship, government officials have ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
A UN independent rights expert on Thursday expressed "deep concern" about the Sudanese government's detention of citizens and heavy media censorship. According to reports, at least 800 activists were arrested during a demonstration concerning the fuel subsidy cuts, which almost doubled the price ...[read more]
February 24, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed an appeal in the Guantanamo Bay military tribunal, the US Court of Military Commission Review, to an order granting the government's request to censor testimony. The ACLU is seeking access to testimony from 9/11 defendants relating to ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Keith Herting
A Canadian human rights group unveiled research Tuesday indicating that a number of nations are using American-made Internet surveillance technology which could be used to censor content and track their citizens. The group, Citizen Lab, published its report entitled "Planet Blue Coat: Mapping ...[read more]
January 12, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday called on the Venezuela government to end its censorship and intimidation of media that challenge official reports regarding President Hugo Chavez. Chavez supporters are trying to keep details about his condition and treatment secret, with government agents ...[read more]

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