(New York, February 22, 2024) – Governments across the globe are reaching beyond their borders and committing human rights abuses against their own nationals or former nationals to silence or deter dissent, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These abuses leave individuals unable to find safety for themselves
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange returns to the courtroom this week in a last-ditch effort to avoid extradition to the United States. Assange himself, we are told, is too unwell to attend court in person (Assange has become the poster boy for legal proceedings in absentia), but his lawyers will be
UK independent journalist, researcher and documentary filmmaker Richard D.
Do you remember how the unconstitutional, pastel-authoritarian and totally batshit insane “Disinformation Governance Board” – with its Mary Poppins-cosplaying, Monty Python level of unintentional self-satirizing department head – was rolled out two years ago like a half-joke, half-beta-test of a version of the 1984 Ministry of Truth? Well, kids, I wouldn’t
So, the German authorities have filed an appeal to overturn my acquittal in criminal court last week.
(Amman) – Jordanian authorities have arrested and harassed scores of Jordanians who participated in pro-Palestine protests across the country or engaged in online advocacy since October 2023, bringing charges against some of them under a new, widely criticized cybercrimes law, Human Rights Watch said today. Since October 7, thousands of Jordanians
Welcome to the UK where it’s now official government policy that you CAN’T publish “misinformation”, but The Guardian, the BBC, Disney and Netflix CAN. Yes, it’s true – the recently signed “Online Safety Act” brands the publication of “false information” a criminal offense punishable by up to a
On Tuesday, The Federal Court of Canada ruled the decision to use the War Measures (Emergencies) Act to respond to the Freedom Convoy was unreasonable and excessive, validating the claims made in a lawsuit brought by various civil liberties groups. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (“JCCF”) said it was
“No president from either party should have the sole power to shut down or take control of the internet or any other of our communication channels during an emergency.” Senator Rand Paul What’s to stop the U.S. government from throwing the kill switch and shutting down phone and
Moderna employed online surveillance partners to help censor vaccine sceptics. Moderna is a partner of the World Economic Forum (“WEF”) which as an organisation promotes censorship as the way to “build trust.” At WEF’s annual meeting in Davos, the Czech Foreign Minister called for a global solution against “false
So, my trial for thoughtcrimes in New Normal Germany takes place next Tuesday, January 23rd.
When you grow older it is almost arduous trying to remember what once was.
(Berlin, December 22, 2023) – Kyrgyz authorities have brought a criminal case against an activist and blogger, Aftandil Jorobekov, after he publicly opposed and called for protests against the government’s proposal to alter the country’s flag, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges, which include calling for mass unrest,
“This boy is Ignorance.
Censorship imperils cultures and civilization.