Since the beginning of this year, three bloggers have been hacked to death in Bangladesh. They were attacked on busy streets and in broad day light. Many say the Bangladeshi government is not doing enough to protect the country's bloggers.
In the ‘60s, black gospel musicians put their politicized music on the B-sides of their singles, in part because they feared political retribution. Many of the songs faded into obscurity, but one professor has made it his life’s mission to preserve that music before it's lost to history.
Lilian Tintori is a Venezuelan human rights activist. She's also the wife of opposition figure Leopold Lopez, who's been in jail for 14 months. Now, at the Summit of the Americas, she's urging the hemisphere's leaders to pile on pressure and help break the atmosphere of "constant fear."
Lee Kuan Yew will be remembered as the man who turned Singapore into a global economic power. But the long-ruling prime minister and founding father of Singapore didn't do so without clamping down on some of his people's rights.
If you've never heard of The Gambia or its longtime dictator, Yahya Jammeh, you're far from alone. But Jammeh, who survived his eighth coup attempt last week, is the head of a "horrible, horrible dictatorship" that represses its people along North Korean lines.
For more than a year, journalists and rights advocates around the world have campaigned on behalf of three Al Jazeera journalists behind bars in Egypt. Today, a court in Cairo ordered a new trial for the three men. But they are not being released.
For years, Stephen Colbert's conservative parody showed how satire and ridicule can be powerful forms of expression. Now with Sony canceling "The Interview" in the face of apparent North Korean threats, his show's ending seems like an even bigger blow for free speech.
A former NYPD officer received probation after being convicted for the 2014 manslaughter of Akai Gurley. The case is dividing Asian Americans in many ways — but is also opening up new channels for dialogue.
In the months after 9/11, the US government set up a system to register and interview men from Muslim-majority countries in an effort to combat terrorism. It was quietly shelved after a few years mostly because it didn't work. Trump’s advisors want to bring it back.