Freedom of Speech / Censorship

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…]

China eyes ‘black tech’ to boost security as parliament meets

China eyes ‘black tech’ to boost security as parliament meets

Published 10/03/2018

A security camera overlooks Tiananmen Square in front of a portrait of the late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong in Beijing, China March 6, 2018. Picture [more…]

Australia media firms join fight against Rebel Wilson’s record $3.6…

Australia media firms join fight against Rebel Wilson’s record $3.6…

Published 26/02/2018

FILE PHOTO - Cast member Rebel Wilson poses at the premiere for "Pitch Perfect 3" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniSYDNEY [more…]

Portrait of Thai royal insult exile sold to help activists

Portrait of Thai royal insult exile sold to help activists

Published 19/02/2018

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A portrait of a prominent critic of the Thai monarchy was sold in an online auction for $6,745, which will go into [more…]