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Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

On International Women's Day, we salute all the women around the world who stand up for freedom of expression

Why US sanctions are a blow to free expression

Why US sanctions are a blow to free expression

If you live in Cuba, Iran or Sudan, and are using the increasingly popular online education tool Coursera, you are likely encounter some access difficulties from this week onwards. Coursera has been included in the US export sanctions regime. Milana Knezevic writes

Sudanese civil society calls for change to US digital technology sanctions

Sudanese civil society calls for change to US digital technology sanctions

Campaign argues that current policy hinders Sudanese citizens' free access to knowledge and information online, as well as tools like crowdsourcing and crisis mapping, writes Dalia Haj-Omar

Sudan: Sound and fury

Sudan: Sound and fury

From the magazine: The Bishop of Bradford Nick Baines discusses the persecution of Christians in Sudan at a time when minorities are feeling the heavy hand of a leader intent on silencing them

Regime repression stifles Sudan’s net freedom

Regime repression stifles Sudan’s net freedom

Sudan has widespread and affordable internet access - the problem is the oppressive regime, writes Dalia Haj-Omar

Sudan’s government silences press through ownership

Sudan’s government silences press through ownership

The two most influential independent newspapers in Sudan, Al-Sahafa and Al-Kartoum, have recently been bought by the National Intelligence Security Service. Zeinab Mohammed Salih reports

Sudan blacks out internet to hide brutal suppression of protests

Sudan blacks out internet to hide brutal suppression of protests

Peaceful protests in Sudan have led to an ongoing violent government crackdowns and internet blackout - Dalia Haj-Omar reports

Sudanese woman risks flogging for refusing to pull up headscarf

Sudanese woman risks flogging for refusing to pull up headscarf

As activist and engineer Amira Osman prepares to go on trial on Thursday, Dalia Haj-Omar looks at the Public Order laws punishing Sudanese women for 'indecent' clothing and behaviour

Sudan censors target columnists

Sudan censors target columnists

Khartoum authorities are barring critical journalists from writing, says Zeinab Mohammed Salih

Sudanese journalist targeted for allegedly insulting the military

Sudanese journalist targeted for allegedly insulting the military

When three journalists were invited to accompany a military official to a town supposedly recaptured from rebels, they did not expect to end up caught in crossfire. One journalist is being targeted after an anonymous and more honest account of the incident appeared online. Reem Abbas reports

Sudan: Journalists arrested in crackdown

Sudanese security forces have brutally cracked down on protests against government austerity measures, arresting scores of people, including several journalists. Tear gas and rubber bullets were used as police to break up the protests, which have been ongoing since 16 June. Both local and international journalists have been arrested during

Sudan: Newspapers confiscated for publishing statements by Islamist opposition leader

The entire print-run of two Sudanese newspapers were seized by The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) yesterday. Al-Tayar and Al-Youm Al-Tali newspapers Monday (20 February) editions were confiscated after they published statements made by Hassan al-Turabi the leader of the Popular Congress Party (PCP). Turabi alleged that his office had been wiretapped by security services, and

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