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- Uzbekistan must release journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev and investigate torture allegations

Jue, 02/15/2018 - 19:34
Uzbek authorities must ensure an impartial investigation into the alleged torture of detained journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev; he and other journalists jailed for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression should be freed immediately.

- Publisher Djimet Wiché attacked by Chadian police while covering protests

Jue, 02/15/2018 - 16:13
Chadian publisher Djimet Wiché, the publisher of Alwihda Info news website, has been attacked and threatened by police twice in just under a month.

- Turkey: Diplomats must monitor final hearing of journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak

Jue, 02/15/2018 - 15:41
PEN International, ARTICLE 19 and RSF urge the international community in Turkey to monitor the closing hearing in the trial against journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak; a verdict is expected this Friday.

- IAPA Mission to Washington hears concerns about weakening of press freedom

Mar, 02/13/2018 - 21:16
The purpose of the mission was to identify whether President Trump's incendiary rhetoric has direct consequences on journalistic work or could lead to a climate of self-censorship affecting the public's right to information.

- HRW's Ida Sawyers gives UN Security Council candid briefing on brutal crackdown in DRC

Mar, 02/13/2018 - 20:40
A detailed and candid briefing outlining the brutal crackdown on human rights advocates in the DRC was given to the United Nations Security Council Arria Meeting, by Ida Sawyer, the Central Africa Director of Human Rights Watch.

- 'We want the world to know': Activists reporting on occupation face legal threats in Western Sahara

Mar, 02/13/2018 - 19:56
Local journalists and media activists reporting on the occupation and Moroccan abuses face legal obstacles and risk lengthy jail sentences in order to make their voices heard.

- Revolution anniversary - 39 years of news control and censorship in Iran

Mar, 02/13/2018 - 18:47
On the 39th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, as young men and women protest in the streets, the Islamic Republic of Iran is trying to reinforce its news control both at home and internationally.

- Digital Rights Foundation mourns death of feminist icon Asma Jahangir

Lun, 02/12/2018 - 20:06
Asma Jahangir was a prominent human rights activist and feminist lawyer in Pakistan.

- Cambodian CSOs slam Supreme Court's decision upholding the conviction of Tep Vanny

Lun, 02/12/2018 - 19:21
Tep Vanny has been in detention for more than 500 days already for leading a local protest.

- Radio journalist Jean-Claude Nshimirimana told he will be jailed if he continues working

Dom, 02/11/2018 - 20:55
Reporter Jean-Claude Nshimirimana was threatened by the Govenor in Eastern Burundi for airing a story on the discontent amongst teachers and principals who were allegedly requested to pay a voluntary tax to fund the general elections to be held in 2020.

- Guinea's authorities asked to investigate death threats and attack on website editor

Dom, 02/11/2018 - 20:04
Editor Abdoul Latif Diallo suspected the shooting was linked to stories that he had recently written on the alleged involvement of senior members of the police in the murder of the head of the Treasury Department of Guinea.

- Pardon and release of journalist Eskinder Nega overturned after his refusal to sign false confession

Dom, 02/11/2018 - 19:43
Journalist Eskinder Nega's release on 8 February, along with 745 other prisoners being pardoned by Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome, was overturned when he refused to sign a false confession that he was a member of a "terrorist group". He was returned to his cell.

- To find an authoritarian, just follow the scapegoat

Dom, 02/11/2018 - 14:58
Antidemocratic leaders share a propensity for using scapegoats to weaken their opponents and break constraints on their own power.

- At least 15 journalists held arbitrarily in Saudi crackdown

Sáb, 02/10/2018 - 21:05
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of around 15 Saudi journalists and citizen-journalists who have gone "missing" in a wave of arrests that began last September.

- Sara Whyatt on artistic freedom and re/shaping cultural policies

Vie, 02/09/2018 - 22:55
Freedom of artistic expression is increasing treated as not simply ‘a nice thing to have’ – but as a fundamental right. Sara Whyatt spoke with Cathal Sheerin about how she became involved in artistic expression, her work on the report, and what inspires her to continue to defend this right.

- Thai activists face charges for protesting against corruption and delay of polls

Vie, 02/09/2018 - 22:47
Dozens of Thai activists have been charged for violating the ban on public assembly.

- Venezuela's anti-hate law provides Maduro with another tool to intimidate the press

Vie, 02/09/2018 - 22:24
In what journalists fear could be a taste of things to come, Venezuela's new anti-hate law was enforced for the first time against a news organisation when a newspaper editor was called before government agents for questioning.

- Colombia sentences gunman for 2015 murder of local radio journalist

Vie, 02/09/2018 - 21:54
The sentencing of the gunman responsible for the 2015 murder of Colombian radio journalist Luis Antonio Peralta Cuéllar and his wife Sofía Quintero is a welcome step toward justice, CPJ said.

- German initiative brings refugee reporters into local journalism

Vie, 02/09/2018 - 04:17
The "Newscomer" project's mentorship scheme partners a refugee or foreign journalist with a local journalist in Germany, enabling them to collaborate on stories.

- Russian editor Igor Rudnikov held for 100 days on trumped up charges

Vie, 02/09/2018 - 03:23
The editor of the independent newspaper Novye Kolsea has been in pre-trial detention since November 2017 on dubious charges of extortion.

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