She was strong. She was outspoken. She didn't just open doors for women, she kicked them down. The Nigerian women's rights activist and politician, Margaret Ekpo, helped change the face of politics in Nigeria.
Mehdi Rajabian could be sent back to prison at anytime, but he continues to produce music banned under Iran's strict censorship laws. His new album shares a message of peace from artists around the Middle East.
The Chinese artist was asked to leave the Haus der Kunst (House of Art) after voicing support for staff facing redundancy. Ai had fled to Germany after his human rights activism landed him in jail in his native China.
Three female journalists from Malta, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam have received this year's press freedom prizes awarded by the NGO Reporters Without Borders. Two were not allowed to travel to collect their award.
A Cameroonian-born German citizen Wilfried S. was detained in Yaounde in February over anti-government protest videos on his camera. His trial for allegedly trying to destablilize Cameroon is pending.
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