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They face up to 14 years imprisonment over their coverage of the Rohingya crisis.
The blogger faces between seven and fourteen years imprisonment for a 'blasphemous' Facebook post.
The decision came as the European Court of Human Rights was close to issuing its own ruling on the petitions filed by Altan and Alpay, which were backed by RSF and other NGOs. Altan has been held since September 2016 and Alpay since July 2016.
Armed men in two cars tried to abduct the journalist on his way to the airport.
Daniel Elombah, the Nigerian publisher of London-based news portal elombah.com, has been released from detention. His brother, editor Tim Elombah, remains in police custody.
The membership of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and other African internet governance stakeholders attending the Sixth African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF), have called for the prioritisation of digital rights of all citizens across the continent.
Wu Gan, known by his nickname 'Super Vulgar Butcher', was charged with subversion of state power.
A new report by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Information warns that despite relative improvement in the state of freedom of association in Morocco, practices formerly beleaguering local and international rights organizations in the kingdom may reemerge.
The director of rights group Memorial is the latest activist to be targeted on dubious drug charges.
- Somaliland: Journalists Mohamed Abdilaahi Dabshid and Ahmed Dirie Liltire given 2-year prison terms
A Somaliland regional court has sentenced journalists Mohamed Abdilaahi Dabshid and Ahmed Dirie Liltire, to two years of prison on charges of conducting propaganda against the state, bringing Somaliland into contempt and "bringing the flag or national emblem of a foreign state" into contempt, according to a statement by the Human Rights Center (HRC), which quoted the lawyer in the case, Abibakar Sheikh Mohamoud.
IFEX's Interactive Story Map shares the cases of 10 artists who confront the status quo and have paid a steep price.
he Pacific Freedom Forum is calling for the review of the revival of the libel law.
Three years after 12 people were killed at the Paris headquarters of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on 7 January 2015, those who censor in the name of God still pose one of the gravest threats to the freedom to inform almost everywhere in the world.
"News is something which somebody wants suppressed: all the rest is advertising." Variations on this quote, originally attributed to William Randolph Hearst, have echoed around newsrooms for decades, with advertising and editorial kept separate. Nowadays, though, the line is becoming more blurred for the UK's regional media.
- Historic sentencing in Paraguay: Prison term for mastermind behind assassination of journalist Pablo Medina
The SPP welcomes the sentencing, while at the same time drawing attention to the fact that impunity reigns in 17 other cases.
These threats are discussed in Bytes for All's yearly publication known as the "Internet Landscape of Pakistan".
In the first days of 2018, the Iranian regime arrested tens of citizen journalists in an attempt to censor information about a wave of protests throughout the country.
Ethiopia's ruling coalition has announced it would release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention centre in Addis Ababa. While the government did not say how and when this would occur, doing so would be an important step toward ending longstanding political repression and human rights abuse in the country.
On 31 December 2017, security forces shot and killed at least seven protesters while several others were arrested during anti-government demonstrations in Kinshasa. The Congolese government also ordered a nationwide internet shutdown and disruption of SMS services a day before the protests.
Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel and owns a local radio station, City FM, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.