Freedom of Speech Headlines

  • Turkish court rules to keep Amnesty official in jail

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court ruled on Thursday to keep the local chair of Amnesty International in jail as his trial on terror charges continues, the group said, extending a year-long detention that has prompted global outrage.

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  • Turkish opposition plans half a million election vote monitors

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's main opposition parties and NGOs said they plan to deploy more than half a million monitors and volunteers at ballot boxes across the country to prevent fraud in Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections.

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  • Turkish court rules to keep Amnesty official in jail: Amnesty

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court ruled on Thursday to keep the local chair of Amnesty International in jail, the rights group said on Twitter, one of several high-profile cases that have raised concern about Ankara's record on free speech and protection of human rights.

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  • China's Weibo blocks comedian John Oliver after Xi Jinping roasting

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Twitter-like microblogging service Weibo has blocked and deleted posts referring to British comedian John Oliver after he slammed the country's human rights record and mocked President Xi Jinping on his show, Last Week Tonight.

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  • China's Weibo blocks comedian John Oliver after Xi Jinping roasting

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Twitter-like microblogging service Weibo has blocked and deleted posts referring to British comedian John Oliver after he slammed the country's human rights record and mocked President Xi Jinping on his show, Last Week Tonight.

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  • China's Weibo blocks comedian John Oliver after Xi Jinping roasting

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Twitter-like microblogging service Weibo has blocked and deleted posts referring to British comedian John Oliver after he slammed the country's human rights record and mocked President Xi Jinping on his show, Last Week Tonight.

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