Rida Benotmane

Author and journalist Benotmane served a prison sentence from 2007 to 2011 for online posts. He was rearrested in September 2022 for Facebook posts and charged with multiple offenses… More

Asad Ali Toor

Opinion journalist and vlogger Toor has a large following on social media, where he has critically spoken of Pakistan’s chief justice and military. In 2021, he was attacked and… More

Jakub Zulczyk

Journalist and novelist Zulczyk was indicted in March 2021 for publicly insulting the Polish president on social media. He was refused a grant for a translation of his new… More

Alsu Kurmasheva

Kurmasheva, a Russian-American reporter with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was briefly held at the airport in June 2023, and then charged with failing to register as a foreign agent… More

Andrei Novashov

Novashov, a journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was detained in March 2022 for “false information” in his online commentary. In March 2023, he was sentenced to 8 months… More

Elena Kostyuchenko

Kostyuchenko is an exiled journalist and writer. After the outbreak of Russia’s war on Ukraine, she was forced to leave a reporting assignment in Mariupol after learning of an… More

Junaidullo Khodyorov

In August 2018, Russia-based Tajik blogger Khodyorov was sentenced to 5 years in prison in Tajikistan for “supporting terrorism” in relation to his writing about a trip to the… More

Maria Ponomarenko

Journalist Ponomarenko was detained in April 2022 for publishing information on an airstrike in Ukraine. She was granted house arrest in November. In January 2023, she turned herself back… More

Sergei Gulyaev

Gulyaev, an exiled Russian writer and politician, was censured by prominent public figures in May 2023 for his 2022 book on the war in Ukraine, Sunset in Brown Tones.… More

Hiba Abu Taha

Abu Taha is a Jordanian-Palestinian freelance investigative journalist and online commentator. In June 2023, the Amman Criminal Court issued her with a three-month prison sentence for defaming an official… More