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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.

- Bahraini government on verge of dissolving Wa'ad political society

Hace 1 hora 12 mins
The justice ministry's case against Wa'ad, the country's largest secular, leftist opposition society, is representative of the government's ongoing suppression of Bahraini political and civil society space.

- Joint letter to PACE on the human rights situation in the North Caucasus

Hace 1 hora 18 mins
Members of PACE were urged to fully support the adoption of a resolution that renews the Council of Europe's attention and reporting on the dramatic human rights situation in the Northern Caucasus.

- Hungary's academic freedom and expression at risk due to changes to education law

Hace 1 hora 21 mins
IFEX members call on EU officials to condemn Hungary's attack on the Central European University as a threat to academic freedom and free expression.

- Systemic targeting of rights advocates and online activists continues in Oman

Lun, 04/24/2017 - 19:59
The Internal Security Service (ISS) has arrested human rights defender Ahmed Al-Bahri and Internet activist Khalid Al-Ramadani for their peaceful and legitimate activities in the field of human rights and their writing on social media networks.

- Independent Press Council established in Tunisia

Lun, 04/24/2017 - 19:32
IFJ affiliate the Tunisian National Union of Journalists (SNJT) was central to efforts to establish the independent Press Council - which it believes will help promote quality journalism.

- Hungary's foreign funding bill a transparent attack on civil society

Lun, 04/24/2017 - 18:42
IFEX calls for the full and immediate withdrawal of Hungary’s proposed foreign funding bill, due to the threat it poses to local members and other independent civil society groups.

- Students protest in Kashmir amidst school closures and mobile Internet blocking

Lun, 04/24/2017 - 16:19
Kashmir is once again the scene of violence after security forces opened fire on protestors, leaving nine people dead and hundreds injured, including security forces.

- Prominent blogger stabbed to death in Maldives

Lun, 04/24/2017 - 15:05
Yameen Rasheed was an outspoken critic of the government and religious intolerance in the Maldives, popularly known for his satirical English blog, The Daily Panic. For the past year, he had received death threats from various groups.

- Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after 3 months

Vie, 04/21/2017 - 15:50
In January 2017, the government of Cameroon shut down internet access in two predominantly anglophone regions following protests against the government’s imposition of the use of French language in the regions.

- Call for thorough investigation into Burmese publisher's murder

Vie, 04/21/2017 - 13:51
Wai Yan Heinn was the publisher of The Iron Rose weekly, whiich criticised the military and politicians. Recent cover stories were critical of retired generals who had been in the former military government and their businessmen allies.

- Civil society calls for investigation into corruption allegations linking PACE and Azerbaijan

Vie, 04/21/2017 - 01:38
The allegations regarding improper conduct of PACE members are serious, credible and risk gravely undermining the credibility of the Assembly, as well as the Council of Europe as a whole. It is essential that these allegations are investigated thoroughly and impartially.

- Russian journalist dies after severe beating

Vie, 04/21/2017 - 01:05
Journalist Nikolai Andrushchenko was known for his criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his investigative reports alleging corruption and human rights abuses, including by local police.

- UAE: Free Prominent Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor Held on Speech-Related Charges

Jue, 04/20/2017 - 15:55
89 NGOs call on UAE to immediately and unconditionally release award-winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor

- Turkey: Concerns for freedom of expression deepen after referendum

Jue, 04/20/2017 - 08:03
The 'Yes' result enables the incorporation into law of many of the temporary emergency powers that Erdogan invoked in the wake of the failed coup attempt in July 2016, which have been systematically used to stifle dissent over the past months.

- After one year of reinvestigation, no progress in the case of Shan Dahar's killing

Mié, 04/19/2017 - 21:00
It’s been one year since a reinvestigation into the killing of Pakistani journalist Shan Dahar was announced, and one year with nothing for the local police to show for it.

- AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon crisis

Mié, 04/19/2017 - 18:23
The African Freedom of Expression Exchange has petitioned the African Union Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.

- CPJ calls on Maldives to drop case against Raajje TV journalist

Mié, 04/19/2017 - 06:42
CPJ called on the Maldives' prosecutor general to drop the legal case against Raajje TV journalist Mohamed Wisam, who was acquitted last month of obstructing police at an anti-government protest in 2015.

- In historic step for press freedom, Canadian Senate passes Press Shield Bill

Mar, 04/18/2017 - 23:56
By adopting the Journalistic Source Protection Act, the Canadian Senate has taken a strong stand for press freedom, and sent a clear message to the House of Commons that they must take action. Canada is one of the only industrialised countries in the world that lacks legislation for the protection of journalists' sources.