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Reporting on how authoritarian states attack freedom of expression by dominating the media, preventing freedom of assembly, restricting online speech and imprisoning, attacking or even killing those who speak out.

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Bahrain: Human rights defender jailed without access to lawyer

Bahrain: Human rights defender jailed without access to lawyer

Prominent regime critic Maryam Alkhawaja was detained at Bahrain International Airport on Friday as she tried to enter the country

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How Egypt’s NGO trial made me an international fugitive

How Egypt’s NGO trial made me an international fugitive

Egyptian NGOs have to register under a repressive law or risk prosecution. Being convicted as an NGO worker in Egypt has consequences far beyond that country's borders, writes Michelle Betz
Egypt’s nascent street art movement under pressure

Egypt’s nascent street art movement under pressure

Graffiti played a big part in Egypt's 2011 revolution. Today the artists face threats of violence, and the potential of jail time and fines under a proposed draft law. Shahira Amin reports
Azerbaijan: Police search NGO offices

Azerbaijan: Police search NGO offices

Clampdown by authorities on human rights groups in Azerbaijan continues
Azadliq editor not hopeful for future of Azerbaijan’s last independent daily

Azadliq editor not hopeful for future of Azerbaijan’s last independent daily

Index Award winning Azadliq newspaper was forced into cancelling its print run last week with little hope of restoring its publication.