dissident who writes about rights abuses is ending an involuntary exile in
Feng Zhenghu has
booked a flight departing
It was good to hear Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa
point out in his Independence
Day speech on Thursday that the country “cannot be developed with
harassment, gross punishments or by the gun.” But the sentence that followed
that—“Discipline is not revenge”—gives cause for concern. Rajapaksa’s speech
marked the 62nd anniversary of the country’s independence from
Google has gone quiet since its announcement
last month that it was unwilling to continue censoring search results on
Regardless of Google’s next step or the motivations behind
it, the company’s January
12 statement has already had a positive effect: Journalists and human
rights activists who have long complained about e-mail security in relation to
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2. Limit aggressive prosecutions that ensnare journalists and intimidate whistleblowers.
3. Prevent the harassment of journalists at the U.S. border.
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