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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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Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Powerful pictures show thousands gathering in Baku as crackdown on government critics continues
Azerbaijan: Journalist Arzu Geybulla threatened

Azerbaijan: Journalist Arzu Geybulla threatened

Azerbaijani journalist Arzu Geybulla has been the subject of ongoing intimidation via social media
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab to face trial for expressing opinion

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab to face trial for expressing opinion

Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab will stand trial on 19 October for allegedly insulting Bahraini government institutions on Twitter.
China: Chen Xiwo banned book published in English

China: Chen Xiwo banned book published in English

Chen Xiwo, described as “one of China’s most outspoken voices on freedom of expression for writers” by Asia Sentinel, has spoken about how he challenged the Chinese government’s decision to censor his latest book ahead of its launch in English.