The Listening Post

Targeted: The journalists reporting politics and crime in Albania

In Albania, reporting on corruption and the links between politics and organised crime can have serious consequences.

Pakistan

'Silenced': Pakistan's journalists decry new era of censorship

Journalists tell Al Jazeera coverage of opposition leaders and civil society dissenters 'banned' by government and army.

'Silenced': Pakistan's journalists decry new era of censorship

The Listening Post

Going incognito with VPNs in the age of surveillance

A look at why the market for Virtual Private Networks has expanded, enabling users to spread and access information.

Going incognito with VPNs in the age of surveillance

Opinion

The death of the political cartoon

A pillar of journalism is being destroyed by oppressive governments, online mobs and profit-oriented media moguls.

Patrick Gathara

by Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

Internet

How authorities shut down the internet

Sudan's internet blackout has gained global attention, but it is not unique. Shutdowns are on the rise around the world.

Internet blackouts: The rise of government-imposed shutdowns

The Listening Post

Sudan protests: How the country became a 'dark spot' for media

Sudan's security forces lead crackdown on social media and information after political transition turns violent.

Talk to Al Jazeera

UN investigator David Kaye: Break up Facebook, Google

David Kaye, UN special rapporteur for freedom of expression, on the state of free speech and policing the internet.

Asia

Free speech concerns in Bangladesh as writers, activist arrested

Three arrests in a week once again raise fears of crackdown on freedom of expression in the country and draw criticism.

Free speech concerns in Bangladesh as writers, activist arrested

The Listening Post

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Was the social media ban necessary?

Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube were among the platforms blocked by the government after the killing of over 250 people.

China

How are Tiananmen Square protests remembered?

The 1989 demonstrations and military crackdown are one of the most censored topics on China's internet.

How are Tiananmen Square protests remembered?

The Listening Post

Bouteflika protests: Algeria's shifting media space

Are shifts in media coverage a sign that this is really the beginning of the end of Bouteflika's 20-year rule?

Counting the Cost

World wide web at 30: What's next for the web?

World wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee discusses censorship, data privacy and the state of the internet today.

The Listening Post

The media battle of Algiers

Following weeks of protests in Algeria, cracks in the official media narrative show. Plus, the world of advertising.

Europe

Russia's internet control bill triggers protests

Protesters in Moscow rally against a proposed law they say will threaten internet freedom.

101 East

Thailand's Rebel Artists

101 East meets Thailand's artists who are fighting back against censorship and military rule.