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Freedom of press, information at risk in eSwatini following internet shutdown and detention and torture of ‘New Frame’ journalists

Joint declaration from international progressive media projects condemning the detention and torture of two ‘New Frame’ journalists in eSwatini while they were covering the protests there

Protestors demanding freedom for political prisoners in West Papua face arrests and violence

As demands for the release of Papuan pro-independence activist Victor Yeimo grow in Indonesia, protesters are facing repression and mass arrests. Yeimo, general secretary of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), was arrested earlier this month for his role in the anti-racism protests of 2019.

West Papua protests Papuan protesters attacked and arrested for demanding pro-independence leader’s release

Victor Yeimo, a pro-independence leader, was arrested under charges of treason earlier this month for his role in the anti-racism Papuan protests of 2019. Civil society groups and West Papuan activists have been demanding his release ever since

As violence continues in West Papua, calls to release political prisoners grow stronger

On May 21, protests were held in different parts of Indonesia to demand the release of recently arrested activists

Digital repression belies democracy in India, says report

A study by Stanford University reported 134 instances of network shutdowns or digital sieges in India in 2018 alone and over a 100 sieges in 2017.

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