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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.

- Rapping truth, laughing at power: The Magamba Network's creative quest for change in Zimbabwe

Jue, 05/25/2017 - 22:10
The co-founder of the Magamba Network, Samm Farai Monro (aka Comrade Fatso) reflects on how satire, hip hop and youth-led activism are paving the way for increased free expression and democracy in Zimbabwe.

- IFEX-ALC condemns alarming levels of violence against journalists in Mexico

Jue, 05/25/2017 - 18:07
Despite the introduction of special protection mechanisms, the Mexican State’s measures have proven ineffective in curbing killings and disappearances of journalists.

- IFEX-ALC condemns alarming levels of violence against journalists in Mexico.

Jue, 05/25/2017 - 18:07
Despite the introduction of special protection mechanisms, the Mexican State’s measures have proven ineffective in curbing killings and disappearances of journalists.

- Police assault dozens of journalists covering political demonstration in Kolkata

Jue, 05/25/2017 - 15:23
At least 50 media workers were attacked and beaten by police officers and personnel of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) as they covered a protest march organised by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kolkata, India.

- Tonga wrongful dismissal case will clarify role of public broadcaster

Jue, 05/25/2017 - 14:35
A wrongful dismissal complaint being brought against the government of Tonga by the sacked General Manager of the national broadcaster will help to educate the public and politicians on the independent public-interest role of national broadcasters, says PFF.

- Demolition of Nigeria's Breeze FM an "open attack on the press"

Mié, 05/24/2017 - 15:25
The state Nigerian Union of Journalists chairman, Dogo Shama, described the demolition of Breeze FM in Nasarawa State as an "open attack on the press which has the potential to deprive citizens of the right to balanced reports."

- Nearly a decade after attack on Croatian investigative reporter, impunity reigns

Mié, 05/24/2017 - 13:45
The brutal assault on Croatian investigative journalist Dušan Miljuš, nearly a decade ago, remains unsolved and the civil rights group pursuing it, the Partnership for Social Development, is concerned that trying to reopen this attempted murder case could be a provocation that would further endanger the journalist.

- Israel: Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike against practice of administrative detention continues

Mié, 05/24/2017 - 13:23
The month-long hunger strike by more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in protest at their conditions of detention highlights the need to end the practice of administrative detention, PEN International said. The prisoners include writers and journalists, including Muhammad al-Qiq.

- Brazil: Five years of the Access to Information Law

Mié, 05/24/2017 - 00:23
ARTICLE 19's study provides an overview of how the Access to Information Law (AIL) has been applied by public authorities in Brazil since it came into force on 16 May 2012.

- Trump the Truth: A timeline of assaults on free expression

Mié, 05/24/2017 - 00:07
This timeline tracks important developments during the Trump Administration that threaten to undermine free expression and press freedoms.

- Gambian court issues arrest warrant for suspects of journalist Deyda Hydara's murder

Mar, 05/23/2017 - 15:30
Deyda Hydara, then editor of The Point newspaper and a well-known critic of Yahya Jammeh, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on his way home from work in 2004.

- AP photographer shot covering West Bank protest

Mar, 05/23/2017 - 12:38
CPJ called on Israeli authorities to apprehend and try the man who shot Associated Press photographer Majdi Mohammed in the hand and killed a Palestinian protester near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

- First jail sentence in Kurdish newspaper solidarity trials

Mar, 05/23/2017 - 04:36
RSF is alarmed to see that the Turkish authorities are stepping up their persecution of those who took part in a campaign of solidarity with the pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem and that, for the first time, they have imposed an actual prison sentence on a participant.

- Four media workers killed in terrorist attack on Afghan state TV station

Dom, 05/21/2017 - 21:52
Gunmen stormed the local headquarters of National Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) in Jalal Abad on the morning of 17 May when most of the employees were at work.

- Burma: One lawsuit, three dangers to media freedom

Vie, 05/19/2017 - 17:59
The Burmese Army's filing of criminal charges against The Voice Daily newspaper editor and a satirist is an alarming and emblematic example of the threats to press freedom and freedom of expression in the country.

- Papua remains restricted under Widodo; 72 cases of violence against journalists

Vie, 05/19/2017 - 17:22
Two recent cases of violence against journalists in Papua highlight the empty promise of Press Law protections in Indonesia's easternmost province, as well as the false hopes of President Joko Widodo, who more than two years ago promised to open foreign press access to the area.

- CIJ calls for charges against "Malaysiakini" bosses to be dropped

Vie, 05/19/2017 - 16:29
CIJ is alarmed by the prosecution of Malaysiakini's Chief Executive Officer over the airing of a purportedly 'offensive' video of a press conference held in July 2016.

- Eastern block: Ukraine bans Russian media and social networking sites

Vie, 05/19/2017 - 15:13
Governments have a marked tendency to overreact when dealing with the free flow of information in fraught times. Security issues nearly always trump free expression concerns as was recently illustrated in Ukraine, where sanctions were imposed on several Russian media outlets.

- Rampant impunity: Another journalist dies in Mexico for practising his profession

Jue, 05/18/2017 - 17:19
Between attacks, threats, murders and widespread impunity, Mexico is the deadliest country in the world for journalists. Governments come and go and the problem, far from being resolved, worsens.

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