For most Syrian women, the war has been a disaster. For some, it has also been liberating.
A woman and her husband are seated at a table. As she talks, he seems to be ignoring her, his head hidden behind a newspaper.
Syrian government troops are targeting media centres and news providers, Reporters Without Borders has warned after the killing of a citizen journalist and the destruction of premises belonging to two media centres within a week.
One year after the government officially struck down laws obstructing free press in Myanmar, a parliamentary bill could allow previous censorship practices to re-surge.
The world's largest international policing organisation Interpol is being used by governments to track down political opponents and human rights campaigners, an IPS investigation reveals.