Nigeria: Cybercrime Law threatens Press freedom, Internet freedom

No one is safe from prosecution under Nigeria’s  laws criminalizing free speech, said YARPTI.  Nigerian  authorities  are  subjecting  bloggers,activists and journalists  to trials for exercising their right to freedom of speech.Nigerian authorities have used the accusation of cyber stalking to harass and press charges against online critics. Cyber stalking, which falls under Section 24 of the act, carries a fine […]

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Kazakhstan: Social media crackdown suffocates freedom of expression online

The Kazakhstani authorities are using increasingly elaborate and aggressive methods to stamp out dissenting voices on the internet and social media, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today. Think before you post: Closing down social media space in Kazakhstan documents the steady erosion of the right to freedom of expression online in Kazakhstan over the past two years. The […]

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Saudi Arabia: Intensified Repression of Writers, Activists

Saudi Arabia has stepped up arrests, prosecutions, and convictions of peaceful dissident writers and human rights advocates in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. In January, a Saudi court sentenced two prominent activists to long jail terms, accusing them of being in contact with international media and human rights organizations. The authorities jailed two others, one of whom remains in […]

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TWEETING IS NOT A CRIME

Support human rights defenders, share their tweets … Freedom of speech is a right and a fundamental tool in the defense of human rights. Many governments continue to trample on this right. They use methods such as censuring, threats and even imprisonment to silence human rights defenders. Just when social networks are becoming a platform for those who defend freedoms, […]

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More than 1 million people urge President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden

Today the Pardon Snowden campaign delivered more than 1 million signatures to President Barack Obama, urging him to pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden before he leaves office on January 20. The signatures delivered to the White House, totaling 1,101,252 in number, were collected by the campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Demand Progress and CREDO Action. […]

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