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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.

- PEN International concerned about deteriorating climate for freedom of expression in Catalonia

Hace 1 hora 55 mins
As the upcoming regional election in Catalonia on 21 December draws near, PEN International is particularly alarmed by reports of unprecedented levels of harassment and violence against journalists.

- UN resolution calls for an end to attacks on women journalists

Hace 2 horas 39 mins
The UN resolution also reiterates crucial commitments States have made to release all arbitrarily detained journalists, reform legal frameworks so they are not abused to undermine media freedom, protect digital security, cease Internet shutdowns, and end the forced closure of media outlets.

- Philippines: Looking back at the 8 years since the Ampatuan, Maguindanao Massacre

Hace 3 horas 15 mins
Eight years, zero convictions. This summarizes the 2017 update on the trial of the accused in the Ampatuan massacre of 2009. With more than 100 charged, even a dedicated branch of the court can only do so much.

- Algerian editor Hadda Hazem goes on hunger strike to save her newspaper

Hace 4 horas 27 mins
Hadda Hazem accuses the Algerian authorities of strangling her Arabic-language newspaper financially and subjecting it to a "slow death."

- Turkey: "Cumhuriyet" editor's three-year jail term called "height of absurdity"

Mar, 11/21/2017 - 21:19
As Oğuz Güven, editor of the Cumhuriyet newspaper's website, has appealed against his conviction, he remains for the time being on conditional release.

- Afghanistan's Rah-e-Farda TV cameraman killed in suicide attack

Mar, 11/21/2017 - 21:03
Husain Nazari, a cameraman for Rah-e-Farda TV, was killed in a suicide attack at a political gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan.

- Cambodia: Supreme Court dissolves democracy

Mar, 11/21/2017 - 20:44
Cambodia's government-controlled Supreme Court dissolved the CNRP, the main opposition party, and imposed political bans of five years on 118 of its members.

- NGOs call on governments to support Nabeel Rajab's appeal against 2-year sentence for speaking to press

Mar, 11/21/2017 - 14:00
NGOs around the world call on the governments for the US, UK, EU and others to support Nabeel Rajab ahead of hearing to appeal unjust 2-year prison sentence.

- 5 years of 'foreign agents' law devastates environmental groups in Russia

Mar, 11/21/2017 - 13:16
Interviews with directors of current or defunct environmental organizations across Russia reveal that at least 14 environmental nongovernmental organizations have stopped work rather than continue to operate while labelled a "foreign agent."

- Guatemalan journalist Jerson Xitumul Morales imprisoned after covering protests

Lun, 11/20/2017 - 22:46
Local officials and mining company employees had harassed journalist Jerson Xitumul Morales since May for his coverage of a fishermen guild's protests against a mining company. The fishermen blame the company for environmental damage around the area's Lake Izabal.

- Trump abandons US commitment to press freedom while in Asia

Lun, 11/20/2017 - 22:17
Trump's trip to Asia demonstrates a continuing decline in the US government's willingness to defend press freedom in its bilateral and multilateral relationships with other countries.

- Data, democracy, and Kenya's contested elections

Lun, 11/20/2017 - 15:41
The powerful reach of Cambridge Analytica - the data analysis company that helped Donald Trump's campaign claim victory in the US - has become a source of concern in Kenya's ongoing conflict over national elections.

- 45 days and counting: Cameroon's internet shutdown

Lun, 11/20/2017 - 15:03
Within the past year, the government of Cameroon has shut down the internet in its attempt to clamp down on demonstrations in English-speaking regions of the country.

- Six times Facebook ignored their own community standards when removing content

Lun, 11/20/2017 - 14:28
Although Facebook maintains their right as a private company to remove content that violates community guidelines, many critics claim this disproportionately targets marginalised people and groups.

- Fighting impunity: The MFWA facilitates meeting between Gambian Government and families of victims

Dom, 11/19/2017 - 23:07
The MFWA and the Gambia Press Union are facilitating the process of engagements between the Gambian government and families of Deyda Hydara, Musa Saidykhan and Ebrima Manneh towards compliance with the judgments of the ECOWAS Court of Justice.

- Nigerian journalist Ikechukwu Onubogu killed by gunmen

Dom, 11/19/2017 - 22:48
In the third such tragic incident in Nigeria since the beginning of 2017, unknown gunmen shot and killed Ikechukwu Onubogu, a journalist working with the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS).

- 15-year-old peaceful protester beaten, detained in DRC

Dom, 11/19/2017 - 22:32
15-year-old Binja Happy Yalala was beaten by police who accused her of being a sorcerer and detained her for over 10 hours. Her actual “crime” was that she had participated in a peaceful march.

- Nepal: Concern over attacks on peaceful election campaigning

Dom, 11/19/2017 - 22:20
Freedom Forum expresses concern over the spate of attacks targeting election candidates, media persons and peaceful rallies and programs across Nepal.

- Saudi activist Naima Al-Matrood sentenced to six years in prison

Dom, 11/19/2017 - 22:06
Charges brought against her include allegedly participating in a number of anti-state demonstrations and rallies, being linked to a media cell, and violating public order by creating two social networking accounts on Twitter and Facebook to demand the release of detainees.

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