Rana Ayyub, an investigative journalist in India, has constantly faced online harassment, death threats and the full force of India's judiciary system throughout her career
Zhang Zhan was detained in May after reporting on the coronavirus response in China. Now, she faces years in prison as officials try to silence reports that differ from their own.
Courts have ruled that civilians have a constitutional right to videotape police encounters in public. But civilians are not allowed to interfere with police activity.
The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?