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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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Rebecca Vincent: Azerbaijan prepares for election after locking up critics

Rebecca Vincent: Azerbaijan prepares for election after locking up critics

Azerbaijani citizens are set to go to the polls this Sunday to vote for their representatives in 125 parliamentary districts, but this process will be far from democratic. This country has not held a democratic election for more than 20 years, and Azerbaijan’s parliament, the Milli Mejlis, is little more than a rubber-stamping body. These […]

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The Music In Exile Fund playlist

The Music In Exile Fund playlist

To coincide with the launch of the Music In Exile Fund, here is our celebration outspoken music that has caused disapproval and indignation
The Angolan regime is afraid of books

The Angolan regime is afraid of books

When Angolan police raided the homes of a book group deemed a threat, they seized all papers from their homes, from university notebooks to a mother's magazines
Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Nine people have been arrested in Bahrain for "misusing social media", a charge which is punishable by a fine or up to two years in prison.
Leading independent news sites blocked in Belarus

Leading independent news sites blocked in Belarus

Belarusian authorities attempt to hide a financial crisis by silencing critical voices in a new clampdown on media.