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- Local Brazilian journalists sued 11 times over municipal corruption coverage

Vie, 12/22/2017 - 20:53
Since launching their website, Fala RN, in December 2014, Francisco Costa and Josi Gonçalves have published a series of stories about embezzlement of public funds, nepotism and election fraud involving local politicians.

- Bangladesh's ICT Act paved the way for hundreds of lawsuits over online speech

Vie, 07/21/2017 - 12:11
Over the past four months in Bangladesh, more than twenty journalists have been sued under the country's 2013 Information and Communication Technology Act.

- Poland's controversial judicial reforms and the media

Jue, 07/20/2017 - 17:34
The Polish government's plans to reform the country's Supreme Court, which have sparked protests over a perceived erosion of the separation of powers and the rule of law, also have significant potential consequences for media freedom, Polish journalists and media experts say.

- How the right to information can help fight poverty

Jue, 07/20/2017 - 17:09
ARTICLE 19 and the Campaign for Freedom of Information have launched a new report called "Open Development: Access to Information and the Sustainable Development Goals", which examines the links between the right to information and fighting poverty.

- Vietnam: Media must have full access to meetings of the National Assembly

Jue, 07/20/2017 - 15:37
ARTICLE 19 condemns the announcement that reporters in Vietnam will be barred from the majority of meetings of the National Assembly's Standing Committee.

- Turkey: A year of emergency measures, a year of global solidarity

Jue, 07/20/2017 - 13:00
The defeat of the attempted coup against an elected government by popular protest one year ago today — it should have been a triumph for Turkish democracy. Instead, it ushered in one of the most wide-ranging assaults on freedom of expression and thought in living memory.

- Turkey: A year of emergency measures, a year of global solidarity

Mié, 07/19/2017 - 20:39
The defeat of the attempted coup against an elected government by popular protest one year ago today — it should have been a triumph for Turkish democracy. Instead, it ushered in one of the most wide-ranging assaults on freedom of expression and thought in living memory.

- Media freedom NGOs ask Polish defence minister to drop complaint against journalist

Mar, 07/18/2017 - 18:01
An investigative reporter for the independent newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, Tomasz Piatek is facing a possible two to three-year jail sentence in a case that is being prepared by military prosecutors and could be heard by a military court.

- IFEX strongly condemns laying of charges against 10 HRDs in Turkey

Mar, 07/18/2017 - 15:40
IFEX strongly condemns yesterday's decision by Turkish prosecutors to lay charges against ten human rights defenders detained by police during a training workshop on Büyükada island on 2 July.

- In state of emergency, Turkey jails six human rights defenders pending trial

Mar, 07/18/2017 - 15:16
In a move referred to as a "new low" for Turkey, an Istanbul court ruled that six of the 10 human rights defenders detained since 5 July will be remanded in pre-trial detention. The remaining four detainees will be released on bail.

- Russia's repressive laws and policies restrict online speech, stifle critical voices

Mar, 07/18/2017 - 13:22
Russia has introduced significant restrictions to online speech and invasive surveillance of online activity and prosecutes critics under the guise of fighting extremism, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released.

- Prominent Bedoon rights advocate remains unjustly imprisoned in Kuwait

Lun, 07/17/2017 - 22:57
Prominent human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli is still being held at the Central Prison in Kuwait and risks facing deportation from the country, according to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR).

- Responding to Pakistan's UN review: In conversation with Owais Aslam Ali and Matthew Redding

Lun, 07/17/2017 - 22:04
Pakistan was reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Committee on 11 and 12 July. RIDH spoke to the Secretary General of the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the Campaigns and Advocacy Coordinator at IFEX about the examination in regard to freedom of expression issues in the country.

- Reporters and media house atttacked in Nepal

Lun, 07/17/2017 - 19:41
Several incidents of attacks against members of the press in Nepal were reported on 16 July 2017.

- Senegal's new press code: One step forward, two steps back

Lun, 07/17/2017 - 14:52
Of particular concern to the media community is article 192 of Senegal's new press code, which states that a district chief executive and other authorities can suspend a media house if a publication is deemed to be a "threat to the national security."

- Championing content equality on Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

Lun, 07/17/2017 - 14:17
On the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, RSF reaffirms the need for all content to be treated equally and without discrimination as it pertains to Internet access and circulation.

- Journalist Ali Soumana faces five years in prison for "publishing stolen documents" in Niger

Lun, 07/17/2017 - 13:44
Ali Soumana, publisher of the weekly "Le Courrier", has been held for publishing the public prosecutor's summing-up in a five-year-old legal dispute between Niger and a Lebanese company called Africard.

- Sudan censors newspapers for reporting FIFA suspension of Sudan Football Association

Lun, 07/17/2017 - 13:02
Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) have ordered the editors of a sports newspaper to remove articles pertaining to FIFA's suspension of the Sudan Football Association from membership in the group.

- Australian government assault on encryption deeply concerning

Dom, 07/16/2017 - 19:20
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is alarmed by the government push to force tech companies to break encrypted communications.

- China's newest censorship methods on display

Sáb, 07/15/2017 - 16:58
A month riddled with perilous anniversaries offers a showcase for the Communist Party’s upgraded internet controls.

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