Freedom of Speech / Censorship

Vietnam says Facebook violated controversial cybersecurity law

Vietnam says Facebook violated controversial cybersecurity law

Published 09/01/2019

HANOI (Reuters) - Facebook has violated Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday, [more…]

Ahead of Bangladesh vote, opposition says it has been silenced

Ahead of Bangladesh vote, opposition says it has been silenced

Published 28/12/2018

DHAKA/NOAKHALI, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh has a general election this weekend, but opposition candidate Abdul Moyeen Khan says he has yet to hold a single [more…]

Reports Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid must be investigated:…

Reports Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid must be investigated:…

Published 05/11/2018

Saudi Arabia tells U.N. rights body that will prosecute Khashoggi murderANKARA (Reuters) - Reports that the body of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dissolved [more…]

Outraged Hong Kong media, legal groups seek explanation of…

Outraged Hong Kong media, legal groups seek explanation of…

Published 08/10/2018

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Several Hong Kong media and legal groups urged the government on Monday to explain why it refused to renew a work [more…]

Lesbian romance film shows to sell-out crowd in Nairobi after court…

Lesbian romance film shows to sell-out crowd in Nairobi after court…

Published 23/09/2018

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rafiki, an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian romance that was until Friday banned in Kenya where it was made, showed on Sunday [more…]

Rubens museum steers visitors away from nudes, in jab at Facebook…

Rubens museum steers visitors away from nudes, in jab at Facebook…

Published 26/07/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Visitors to a Belgian art gallery were stunned when security guards ordered them away from nude paintings by Flemish master Peter Paul [more…]

Kenyan filmmakers rise up against ‘archaic’ 1960s restrictions

Kenyan filmmakers rise up against ‘archaic’ 1960s restrictions

Published 28/05/2018

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan filmmakers have urged authorities to revamp a 1960s law that threatens them with jail if they do not pay for a [more…]

Banned director’s Cannes film gives Iranian take on women in film

Banned director’s Cannes film gives Iranian take on women in film

Published 13/05/2018

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Despite being banned from making movies, Jafar Panahi delivered one at Cannes which tackles the hot topic of the moment: the [more…]

China’s Sina Weibo reverses gay content clean-up after outcry

China’s Sina Weibo reverses gay content clean-up after outcry

Published 16/04/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Sina Weibo on Monday reversed a decision to remove gay content after outcry among gay Chinese who say the company had [more…]

U.N. investigator: human rights must be part of any talks with…

U.N. investigator: human rights must be part of any talks with…

Published 12/03/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Any progress in the nuclear and security dialogue with North Korea at upcoming summits must be accompanied by discussions on human rights [more…]