The watchdog's "freedom on the net" report showed that online freedom declined in 33 of the 65 countries assessed, while improvements were measured in 16 countries.
Russia is planning to temporarily unplug from the internet next month in preparation for installing safeguards to internet access in the event of a foreign cyberattack - particularly from the United States.
The AfD, which entered Germany's parliament with almost 13 percent of the vote last September, often makes headlines with hate speech before usually backing away from the most incendiary comments.
Egypt has banned 21 websites including Al Jazeera Arabic and Mada Masr.
Has a media war begun in the Gulf? Is this yet another example of the political tension between Qatar and its neighbours?
Government approval is required to display art in galleries, so some artists in Ho Chi Minh city are unleashing their expression on the streets for public viewing to bypass what they consider censorship.
Each American taxpayer gives thousands of dollars to fund the Israeli military over a lifetime, yet, most Americans are not educated on the basic facts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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