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Social media companies are censoring images of war. The Syrian Archive is working to preserve them.

Velusami Raju, father of the Zion Church suicide blast victim Ramesh Raju, shows a photo of his son on a mobile phone at his house, in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka, 26 April 2019, LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

Opinions about media restrictions after bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, massive protests against Hong Kong’s extradition law, defamation and criminal charges for critics of Myanmar’s military, Singapore’s ‘Orwellian’ anti-fake news bill, and Brunei’s controversial Sharia Law takes effect.

People from the Rif community in Barcelona, Spain demonstrate to show their support for political prisoners imprisoned by the Moroccan regime, 29 July 2018, Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Jailed activist Nasser Zefzafi was smeared by Moroccan media.

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, shoots with a camera at his home in the capital Cairo, 4 March 2019, KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

MENA in March: Iranian lawyer Nasrin Soutoudeh sentenced to 38 years; a campaign against F1 complicity, an index of online incitement against Palestinians, and more.

Activists demand freedom for Alaa Abd El Fatah, in front of the Ministry Of Justice, in Cairo, Egypt, 15 June 2014, NurPhoto/Corbis via Getty Images

The news broke on Twitter when his sister, activist Mona Seif, tweeted simply: “Alaa is out.”

Pakistani civil society activists take part in a rally for women's rights on International Women's Day in Lahore, 8 March 2019, ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images

International Women’s day was celebrated across the Asia-Pacific region but women’s groups were harassed in Malaysia, Pakistan, and Cambodia. Thai media faced tremendous challenges ahead of the elections, and a new report revealed unabated media killings in Afghanistan.

Osama al-Najjar, The activist's Twitter account

Osama Al-Najjar was arrested in March 2014 for posting tweets denouncing that his father had been tortured in prison.

Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah (R) and Islamist Essam Sultan hold hands as they attend their trial for insulting the judiciary, in Cairo, 23 May 2015, KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

Alaa has been imprisoned for protest-related activities since 2013.