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Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

Two Egyptian bloggers and TikTokers have been acquitted of 'violating family values' following a campaign to free them.

Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor <em>of</em> terrorism

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Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

Pompeo said he was placing Cuba back on a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a last-minute roadblock to expected efforts by President-elect Joe Biden to ease tensions.

Palestinian media organisations boycott Facebook over censorship

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Palestinian media organisations boycott Facebook over censorship

Dozens of Palestinian media organisations have held a temporary boycott of Facebook in protest at the social networking ...

Iran voices 'extreme concern' over US detainee rights

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Iran voices 'extreme concern' over US detainee rights

Tehran has mirrored the US in expressing 'extreme concern' over detainee rights.

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UK under fire for forcing anti-Semitism definition on universities

A group of lawyers have written an open letter condemning the UK minister's threats and accusing him of undermining free expression.

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Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

Iraqis poked fun at their former occupier after the storming of the US Congress.

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Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Another Algerian has been jailed as Tebboune's government continues its crackdown on free speech.

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Alarm over health of German woman held in Iran

Nahid Taghavi was arrested at her Tehran apartment on October 16 after years fighting for human rights in Iran, in particular for women's rights ...

Jordan arrests journalist for alleging that officials were vaccinated

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Jordan arrests journalist for alleging that officials were vaccinated

Jordanian authorities arrested a journalist for publishing an article claiming that officials had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, ...

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Turkish philanthropist on trial for alleged failed coup ties

Osman Kavala denies accusations of espionage and attempting to overthrow the government.

Turkey's jailed rights leader Kavala faces new trial

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Turkey's jailed rights leader Kavala faces new trial

Philanthropist Osman Kavala has been jailed since 2017 despite calls for his release from rights groups.

Algeria announces heavy restrictions on online media amid condemnation

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Algeria announces heavy restrictions on online media amid condemnation

Algerian authorities have imposed new censorship measures on online media which journalists have condemned as ‘grotesque’.

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms <em>of</em> Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to ...

Iran summons German envoy over EU condemning dissident's execution

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Iran summons German envoy over EU condemning dissident's execution

The Iranian foreign ministry's Europe director condemned the EU's statement, which Tehran deemed 'an unacceptable interference' in Iran's ...

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Execution of Iranian dissident condemned by EU, rights groups

Iran authorities' execution of dissident Ruhollah Zam was criticised by the European Union and rights groups.

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How Egypt's Sisi intends to survive the Biden era

Comment: Whether Biden will hold Sisi accountable over human rights abuses remains unclear. But one thing is certain: Sisi's Egypt cannot stay ...

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US envoy airs concerns as France targets radical Islam

Ambassador Sam Brownback voiced concern about France, warning against "heavy-handed" measures as President Emmanuel Macron targets radical Islam.

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HRW condemns France for shutting down anti-Islamophobia group

The US-based rights advocacy group condemned France's shutting down of leading anti-discrimination group Collective Against ...

Kuwait holds parliamentary election under shadow <em>of</em> coronavirus

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Kuwait holds parliamentary election under shadow of coronavirus

Kuwaitis have begun voting in a parliamentary election overshadowed by coronavirus, with special polling stations allowing infected people to ...

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Turkey blocks Jay Z's Tidal streaming service

Tidal failed to comply with new internet regulations, the Turkish government said.

Hamilton addresses F1's 'massive problem' with human rights

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Hamilton addresses F1's 'massive problem' with human rights

Bahrain is accused of exploiting F1 to "sportswash" its human rights abuses.

European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

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European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the ...

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

Horriya Marzouk

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing ...

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