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Women pray at a mosque in Samarkand.

Women pray at a mosque in Samarkand. (Flickr/Maureen Barlin)

The president has touted his reform agenda, but religious persecution continues in practice.

zimbabwe protests firing social media shutdown

Following demonstrations protesting dramatically higher fuel costs, the government of Zimbabwe has fired on citizens and shut down social media platforms. 

United Nations pompeo special rapporteur

Though the United Nations is an imperfect body, UN special rapporteurs play an important role by examining potential human rights violations. 

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (President.uz)

The online mobilization of public opinion is a potential express lane to democratic change.

UN team navigates through Western Sahara.

UN team navigates through Western Sahara, 2010. (Flickr/United Nations Photo)

The latest peace talks have made little progress so far, but the territory may be running out of time.

Hasan Minhaj at an event in California in November 2018

Hasan Minhaj at an event in California in November 2018 (Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

How should companies like Netflix respond when repressive governments order the removal of critical content?

South Africa takes its seat on the UN Security Council this week for the third time since its founding elections in 1994.  

本期要點:2018年中國在言論審查、監控和宣傳方面的主要趨勢、中共增強海外媒體影響力的攻勢、打壓VPN使翻牆工具源源不絕、2019年主要看點。

Kazakh authorities detained and harassed at least 15 human rights activists and reporters on Kazakhstan's national independence day. 

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