Officials in Iran say they operate with a network of some 7,000 undercover agents who inform police about moral transgressions - such as women who don't cover their hair properly.
Media outlets in Iran are either state-run or tightly controlled. But ahead of the presidential election, social media is enabling freedom of expression to bloom - even if only a little bit.
Police in Jakarta have detained 141 men after raiding a gay club. The arrests are the latest step in what some have called a campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Indonesia.
Projects from India, Bangladesh, Iran and Germany have won top honors at DW's annual contest The Bobs - Best of Online Activism. All of the projects aim to support oppressed people around the world.
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