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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.

- Access to Information: Equipping women and men to transform their communities

Mié, 09/20/2017 - 20:06
With an eye on the upcoming International Day for the Universal Access to Information, José Peralta shares how an ARTICLE 19 initiative in Mexico is using ATI to ensure that Indigenous women have the power to create the communities they want.

- Save Encryption from the Five Eyes

Mié, 09/20/2017 - 17:25
Citizens of the Five Eyes - Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US can join OpenMedia in telling their governments secure digital communications must be protected.

- Australia: Media diversity and jobs to be lost under 'reforms'

Mié, 09/20/2017 - 02:39
Legislation expected to be passed to remove the two-out-of-three ownership rule will mean an inevitable loss of diversity in the Australian media, says the union for Australian journalists and media workers.

- Burmese photographers Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat detained in Bangladesh

Mié, 09/20/2017 - 02:19
The German magazine Geo assigned Burmese photographers Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat to cover the Rohingya crisis in the border town of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

- IAPA expresses concern over recent murders of journalists in Honduras, Mexico

Mar, 09/19/2017 - 13:53
While in the murder of journalists of Honduras and Mexico there exist doubts about whether the motives were linked to their work, IAPA urges the authorities of the two countries to investigate the cases promptly and effectively in order to establish the causes and determine who was responsible.

- Paraguayan judge releases drug trafficker who had planned to kill journalist Cándido Figueredo

Mar, 09/19/2017 - 13:27
CPJ is concerned for the safety of Paraguayan journalist Cándido Figueredo Ruiz following the release from prison of an alleged drug trafficker who had previously planned to kill him.

- HRC 36: Secure digital communications are essential for human rights

Mar, 09/19/2017 - 13:00
A joint statement by the Association of Progressive Communications and IFEX at the UN-HRC 36 warns of the threat to human rights posed by recent attacks on the right to use encryption technology, in Turkey and across the globe.

- Two journalists attacked in Algeria while promoting Kabyle language and media

Lun, 09/18/2017 - 12:18
Journalists Reda Amrani and Rachid At Ali Uqasi were attacked as they were preparing to give a conference in northern Algeria to launch a TV channel promoting Kabyle language and culture.

- Gaza prison ruling against journalist Hajar Harb a dangerous precedent

Lun, 09/18/2017 - 11:49
Journalist Hajar Harb has been tried in absentia, sentenced and fined for an investigative report on corruption in the Medical Referrals Department of the Ministry of Health in Gaza Strip.

- Soldiers attack journalists at Nigerian Union of Journalists press centre

Lun, 09/18/2017 - 01:45
On 12 September, scores of soldiers stormed into the Nigerian Union of Journalists press centre, beat up some of the journalists there, and smashed or seized their reporting equipment.

- New campaign calls for greater transparency of intelligence sharing between governments

Dom, 09/17/2017 - 21:24
Privacy International, in partnership with 30+ national human rights organisations, has written to national intelligence oversight bodies in over 40 countries seeking information on the intelligence sharing activities of their governments.

- Judge Baltasar Garzón defending arrested Swedish-Turkish journalist Hamza Yalçin

Dom, 09/17/2017 - 20:53
IFJ and EFJ welcome the decision Baltasar Garzón, a former member of Spain's National High Court, to take a pro bono defense of the Swedish-Turkish journalist Hamza Yalçin. The reporter is currently detained in Barcelona and pending extradition by an Interpol order issued by Turkey.

- Somali journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim dies from injuries sustained in café bombing

Vie, 09/15/2017 - 16:40
Somali broadcast journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim died from injuries sustained on 10 September when a suicide bomber attacked a café in Beldweyne where members of the press gather.

- "Nayapatrika Daily" reporters threatened in Nepal

Vie, 09/15/2017 - 01:28
Nayapatrika Daily reporters Umesh Poudel and Janardan Baral were issued threats of attack over the news the daily published about a networking business fraud.

- Allegations China forced Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che to confess on camera

Vie, 09/15/2017 - 01:10
The wife of Taiwanese activist Lee Mingche who is detained in China said her husband was forced to confess on charges of "subversion of state power."

- Saudi human rights defenders brought to trial for protesting violations

Vie, 09/15/2017 - 00:17
In August, human rights defenders Issa Al-Nukhaifi and Essam Koshak were brought to court over their human rights activities, where they learned of charges against them.

- Association of Caribbean Media Workes launches post-hurricane media campaign

Mié, 09/13/2017 - 19:37
The ACM has launched a campaign focused on the plight of journalists and other media workers in some Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Irma. One key component is providing a platform for the telling of stories of journalists and how they have been affected.

- Arnold Amber, colleague and friend: In memorium

Mar, 09/12/2017 - 20:16
On 4 September 2017, the world lost Arnold Amber, one of its fiercest social justice and press freedom advocates.

- West Africa: Decline of free expression violations in second quarter of 2017

Mar, 09/12/2017 - 20:08
The second quarter report of the MFWA's Free Expression Monitor for 2017 (April-June) recorded 33 violations, down from the 47 recorded during the first quarter (January-March). However, the freedom of expression environment in the sub-region still faces formidable challenges with perpetrators of violations enjoying absolute impunity.