Visualizing Impact (VI)
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Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook., Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY.

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from 88 rights groups is calling for a transparent appeal process for user content that is restricted on Facebook.

Members of human rights NGO Amnesty International hold up portraits of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and human rights activist and lawyer Waleed Abu Alkhair as they demonstrate in front of the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Berlin, 8 January 2016, TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

While progress on Lebanese LGBTQI+ rights was welcomed, the month included spurious defamation charges, the targeting of Iranian social media users and heartbreak for the families and friends of 151 Syrian activists.

Screenshot from Mona el-Mazbouh’s apology video.

Over 25 organizations call on the Egyptian government to immediately release imprisoned Lebanese tourist Mona el-Mazbouh, yet another episode in President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s continued crackdown on rights and freedoms.

Members of the Colorado River Tribes hold a banner to show their support for Native Americans of the Standing Rock reservation who oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), at the protest camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, 3 September 2016, ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Offline/Online is a series of visuals by that explores how marginalized communities –often faced with persecution and violence offline –also face censorship on social media.

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.