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- Pacific Islands News Association condemns media attacks in Papua New Guinea and Fiji

IFEX - Sáb, 02/24/2018 - 22:38
Threats, verbal abuse, and arrest of media workers in the Pacific are on the rise.

- Proposed omnibus cyber bill threatens to muddy fundamental rights in Zimbabwe

IFEX - Sáb, 02/24/2018 - 22:23
The Zimbabwe Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa is opposing the proposal by the country's Minister of Information, Communication and Technology's to merge three cyberbills into one.

- Tunisian security forces target journalists covering anti-austerity protests

IFEX - Sáb, 02/24/2018 - 04:09
The Tunisian government's overzealous security response to recent anti-austerity protests has put press freedom in jeopardy.

- Turkey: Draft bill would extend censorship powers over the Internet

IFEX - Jue, 02/22/2018 - 21:28
If passed, the law would allow the state regulator to apply for a court order to block, remove, or otherwise censor content that authorities deem objectionable from a website in a 24-hour period; websites could then contest the decision.

- The price for speaking out: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab sentenced to 5 years for tweeting in Bahrain

IFEX - Jue, 02/22/2018 - 16:31
his surrealistic verdict against BCHR President Nabeel Rajab, after a trial that was by itself a mockery of justice, illustrates once again the current crackdown on any dissenting voice in Bahrain, where scores of critics are currently jailed.

- Day of shutdown for Chadian media outlets in protest against violations of media freedom

IFEX - Jue, 02/22/2018 - 13:29
On 21 February, media outlets throughout Chad shut down for the day in protest against the often brutal harassment of journalists and the shutdown of radio stations.

- The Backstory: A media freedom podcast from WAN-IFRA

IFEX - Mié, 02/21/2018 - 21:25
The Backstory, a new podcast series from WAN-IFRA, explores media freedom issues from across the globe.

- In solidarity with civil society in Hungary

IFEX - Mié, 02/21/2018 - 19:56
Rights groups protest draft legislation that would seriously restrict the work of human rights defenders in Hungary.

- Closing windows.. censorship of the internet in Egypt

IFEX - Mar, 02/20/2018 - 03:23
The number of blocked websites in Egypt since May 2017 has reached at least 497 websites.

- Attacker tries to stab Honduran journalist during live broadcast

IFEX - Mar, 02/20/2018 - 02:28
An unidentified man approached journalista Cesar Silva while he was reporting and lunged at the reporter with a knife.

- Indonesia told to respect media freedom in Papua after expelling BBC reporter Rebecca Henschke

IFEX - Lun, 02/19/2018 - 20:25
The Indonesian military expelled BBC journalist Rebecca Henschke from Papua for "hurting soldiers' feelings" with her social media reports.

- From Snake to Dog, five dark years for journalism in China

IFEX - Lun, 02/19/2018 - 18:28
More than 50 journalists and bloggers are currently imprisoned in China.

- Press freedom watchdogs urge Maldivian authorities to respect media rights

IFEX - Lun, 02/19/2018 - 18:14
The media in Maldives are enduring "unprecedented restrictions" as the country continues to be under a state of emergency.

- Seven years after its revolution, Libya is losing its journalists

IFEX - Dom, 02/18/2018 - 15:00
The crisis for press freedom in Libya has reached an unprecedented level seven years after the country's revolution as journalists continue to flee the country.

- 'They fear pens, not guns': Turkish journalists sentenced to life in prison

IFEX - Vie, 02/16/2018 - 19:06
After spending just over a year behind bars without charge, Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yucel was released from a Turkish jail. Just hours later, six other journalists in the country were issued life sentences for "attempting to overthrow the constitutional order".

- Rights groups welcome release of Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye

IFEX - Vie, 02/16/2018 - 04:26
Media freedom advocates celebrated the release of Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye after almost six years of wrongful and arbitrary imprisonment. Their release comes on the back of sustained campaigning by organisations across the globe.

- #FreeJournalistsKH: Cambodian journalists Oun Chhin and Yeang Sothearin remain in detention for treason

IFEX - Vie, 02/16/2018 - 04:06
The two former reporters of U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Asia face seven to 15 years in jail for treason and espionage.

- ECOWAS Court delivers landmark decision

IFEX - Vie, 02/16/2018 - 03:44
In a significant judgement the ECOWAS Court of Justice ruled that Gambian authorities violated the rights of four Gambian journalists. The judgement also called for the "immediate repeal or amendment" of existing legislation negatively impacting on media freedom.

- Egypt: Planned presidential vote neither free nor fair

IFEX - Jue, 02/15/2018 - 22:14
Fourteen international and regional rights organisations accuse the Egyptian government of trampling over even the minimum requirements for free and fair elections for the planned March 2018 vote.

- Companies must be accountable to all users: The story of Egyptian activist Wael Abbas

IFEX - Jue, 02/15/2018 - 22:01
Egyptian journalist Wael Abbas holds a special distinction: Over the years, he’s experienced censorship at the hands of four of Silicon Valley’s top companies.