Myanmar and Belarus proved particular low points as online rights declined globally in 2021 for the 11th year in a row.
Nine activists sentenced to between six and 10 months in jail while three others were handed suspended sentences.
Footage of policemen using plastic bags to suffocate a drug suspect prompts calls for reform in Thailand.
Marches come amid state-level curbs to voting access that rights groups say disproportionately affect people of colour.
Jackson and his wife Jacqueline are being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
In his column recalling past interviews, reporter A Craig Copetas revisits conversations with the American novelist.
Democratic legislators fled the US state last month to stop the passage of bill they said would restrict voting rights.
Anti-government leaders denied bail amid renewed protests calling for royal reform and prime minister to resign.
China has ‘fundamentally altered the bedrock’ of Hong Kong’s democratic institutions and ‘suppressed freedoms’, US says.
Police begin probe after people at shopping mall were heard booing as the anthem was played after fencer won gold.
The US Secretary of State will meet his Indian counterpart and other officials before heading to see PM Narendra Modi.
Tong Ying-kit was arrested after riding his bike – a ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ flag billowing from behind – into police.
Moses campaigned against segregation in the US South in 1960s and later helped improve minority mathematics education.
Justices decline to take up Washington state case of florist sanctioned for refusing to provide flowers for gay wedding.