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A pro-government magazine has published the names of hundreds of Viktor Orban critics, including academics, civil rights activists and journalists. Does the news mark a new step in Hungary's ongoing political escalation?
Journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto escaped to the US after receiving death threats for his reporting in Mexico. He's now detained and facing deportation in what advocates call a key test of commitment to free expression.
"I’m innocent until proven otherwise," former South African president Jacob Zuma says after his corruption trial is postponed to June +++Press freedom in Zimbabwe is still a dream+++ Former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye sentenced to 24 years in prison for abuse of power
50 years after the assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, his words — and especially his 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech — have an unparalleled resonance. But why has his voice had such staying power?
Pakistan's Geo TV, which is critical of the military, has reportedly been taken off air in many parts of the country. Analysts say that cable operators are being forced to suspend the channel on orders of the military.
Authorities in Spain have arrested several rappers and other performers under a law that bans the glorification of terrorism. While some believe this clampdown is justified, critics warn it's threatening freedom of speech. Guy Hedgecoe reports from Madrid.