A prominent Uighur writer, who had been held at an internment camp in China’s Xinjiang region, has died inside the camp, his family members told VOA.
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Supporters of press freedom in Malawi are denouncing a government order suspending all radio and television call-in programs.
A pro-Kremlin Russian TV network is planning to air a mini-series about Chernobyl, suggesting a CIA saboteur was behind the 1986 disaster in Ukraine.
A former officer in Indonesia’s special forces has filed a complaint with the country’s press council and police against prominent news magazine Tempo.
Today neither social nor mainstream media in Kazakhstan were reporting on orderly presidential elections rather reporting about protests during the election.
Some political scientists and democracy scholars think that it might. Inequality will rise as jobs continue to be automated, which will cause distrust in the government and create fertile ground for authoritarianism.
A new report has revealed the extent of repression of media and human rights in the central African nation of Equatorial Guinea.
In democracies and authoritarian states alike, leaders intent on consolidating power are finding new ways to repress independent journalism.
According to Sarah Repucci, the Senior Director for Research and Analysis for Freedom House, press freedom is deteriorating worldwide.
Case illustrates a trend where the government’s attempts to intimidate and criminally charge Cambodians for expressing dissent has increased significantly.