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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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Egypt: Law will “severely erode civil liberties”

Egypt: Law will “severely erode civil liberties”

Country is expected to put into effect a new counter-terrorism law that rights groups warn could "reinstate the old police state that existed under deposed president Hosni Mubarak", writes Shahira Amin

LEADING STORIES

Putin’s Russia: Censoring anti-invasion sentiment

Putin’s Russia: Censoring anti-invasion sentiment

Censorship of anti-war sentiment in Russia now uses a mixture of state-sponsored media attacks, arms-length loyalists, crooked think tanks and legal strong-arming – but is it working? Alastair Sloan reports
Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has bowed to EU pressure to implement political reforms -- including changing the country's restrictions on the media, Buya Jammeh reports
Venezuela: The bottom has a basement

Venezuela: The bottom has a basement

All over the world, education is a right. In Venezuela it is considered a privilege. Ambar de la Croux explores the reasons behind the country's street protests
Egypt: Are the bloggers beaten?

Egypt: Are the bloggers beaten?

Three years on from the revolution, Egypt seems tired of turmoil and apathy is mounting, writes Morgan Meeker