The Russian government is using an extremism trial to put an end to the protests around opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
Technology Dissidents articles on Democracy Chronicles
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Ai Weiwei is without a doubt the most well-known living Chinese artist today, but he isn’t given the credit he deserves in China.
From Myanmar to Hong Kong, youth seeking democracy are organizing themselves online around milk tea, a traditional regional beverage.
Over the last year, Rwandan authorities arrested or prosecuted at least eight people who used YouTube to report current events.
African dictatorships are playing whack-a-mole with African digital rights, inventing restrictive policies to suppress freedom of speech.
Bangladesh authorities have arrested hundreds, including children, for using social media to express displeasure with government.
If dissident Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is granted Canadian citizenship it would offer him new legal rights in his home country.
A popular Polish writer and journalist could face up to three years in prison for calling President Andrzej Duda a “moron”.
Former President Trump’s supporters have turned to other social media like SafeChat, known for tolerating high-octane MAGA content.
The internet shutdown in Senegal aims to quell anti-regime protests but Senegalese youth are using digital tools to fight back.