A coalition for secure elections sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr Wednesday over his comments calling for “backdoor” through encryption.
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Common Cause President Karen H. Flynn has issued a statement condemning media restrictions in impeachment trial as blatant attempt to limit transparency.
A deeply ironic new law now allows South Africa to strip refugees of asylum status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries.
Reliance on the Dayton Daily News for information for people in Dayton, Ohio, may suffer setback due to the recent acquisition of owner, Cox Media.
National news outlets provide different push notifications at different times to local and national audiences.
DW reported detention and disappearance of dozen or more lawyers and activists in final days of 2019 as part of Chinese government’s end of year crack-down.
Rights groups say Tanzania’s government has reduced the democratic space in the country by arresting critics and shutting down news outlets.
Congress member Karen Bass has introduced a resolution that calls on African governments to protect and promote human rights through internet freedom.
Egyptian forces targeted one of the last remaining independent news outlets Saturday, arresting and detaining a journalist in an undisclosed location.
NYT defends decision to disclose key details about the whistleblower whose complaint against President Trump has sparked an impeachment inquiry.