Ethiopia: In a State of Emergency

Since nation-wide protests commenced in Ethiopia in late 2015 due to outrage over investment projects aimed at repurposing land for industrial use, government-sanctioned mass arrests, detentions, enforced disappearances, and indiscriminate killings have plagued the country. This culminated in a State…

India Imposes Restrictions on Free Speech

Many individuals in India, particularly free speech advocates and Internet users, are concerned about the new regulations the Indian government has imposed this year. India’s government has not only voted to block foreign funding, but it has escalated pressure on…

Writers Jailed in Turkey for Expression

The Turkish government has engaged in a massive suppression of writers and journalists’ freedom of expression.  Almost 150 writers are currently in prison in Turkey and several more have been jailed for expressing criticism of this government restriction. Under Article…

Sectarian Oppression in Bahrain

Bahrain’s politics is characterized by sectarian dispute between the Sunni and Shia populations. Shia Muslims make up a majority of Bahrain’s population, constituting seventy-three percent of the total, while Sunni Muslims make up twenty-one percent. The rift between Sunni and…