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- Somalia: Journalist Ahmed Yusuf Suleman survives attempted murder

Vie, 01/05/2018 - 21:43
Horn Cable TV journalist Ahmed Yusuf Suleman survived an attempted murder attempt in Mogadishu on 4 January 2018.

- Somalia: Journalist Ahmed Yusuf Suleman survives attempted murder

Vie, 01/05/2018 - 21:43
Horn Cable TV journalist Ahmed Yusuf Suleman survived an attempted murder attempt in Mogadishu on 4 January 2018.

- 2017: Another grim year for journalists in Somalia

Vie, 01/05/2018 - 21:17
In 2017, the National Union of Somali Journalists recorded 4 journalists killed and 12 wounded. 22 journalists were arrested and 8 were beaten, or threatened with death or imprisonment.

- Defiant cartoonists, detained foreign journalists, and 'recalcitrant' activists: December in Asia-Pacific

Vie, 01/05/2018 - 16:06
While we welcomed the release from Manus Island of award winning cartoonist Eaten Fish in December, the month also featured the persecution of other cartoonists, as well as bloggers, activists, and foreign journalists across the region.

- Despite regime change, Macedonian civil society still reeling from political persecution

Jue, 01/04/2018 - 13:58
A long campaign of political prosecution has severely affected the work, resources and reputation of civil society in Macedonia. The campaign to frame them as criminals and traitors followed patterns tested in other countries in the region, with government actions similar to those in Russia or Hungary.

- Yearend marked by government repression, hostility regarding human rights

Mié, 01/03/2018 - 18:32
Civil society organisations continue their battle against injustice as attacks, threats and censorship remain the norm in several countries in the Americas.

- DRC's descent into chaos, Ahmed Abba's release, and Sudan's fear of 'indecency': December in Africa

Mié, 01/03/2018 - 17:09
The attempted kidnapping of Tshivis Tshivuadi in DRC, journalist Azori Gwanda still missing in Tanzania, Red Pepper journalists released in Uganda, and more in our roundup of free expression news from Africa.

- Jailed Turkish journalists soon to be stigmatized by obligatory uniform

Mié, 01/03/2018 - 02:41
RSF is appalled by a new Turkish decree under which detainees accused of links to terrorism or to the July 2016 coup attempt will have to wear a uniform of a specific colour for court appearances. This arbitrary measure will violate the right of dozens of detained Turkish journalists to be presumed innocent.

- From internet blackouts to violent attacks, South Asia in 2017

Mié, 01/03/2018 - 01:17
Global Voices stories on the challenges faced by South Asia in the field of internet freedom, censorship, and freedom of expression in 2017.

- End of the print run for Venezuela's regional press as supplies dry up for critical outlets

Mié, 01/03/2018 - 00:35
The radical downsizing at El Carabobeño, which is one of the few independent news outlets in Valencia willing to criticize government officials, mirrors the crisis at regional newspapers across Venezuela.

- Free expression in Europe and Central Asia at the end of 2017

Lun, 01/01/2018 - 13:26
Scepticism around the Caruana Galizia murder investigation, Turkey jails the most journalists, Spain's free expression environment worsens, European Commission defends net neutrality, LGBTQI+ groups take Ankara's governor to court and more.

- Life after sentencing for MENA's political detainees: A December roundup

Lun, 01/01/2018 - 07:04
In December, rights advocates - both free and imprisoned - as well as press freedom and human rights groups focused on the plight of political detainees serving lengthy and unjust sentences in obscurity in the region.

- Off-air in Guinea: Authorities shut down 4 radio stations

Sáb, 12/30/2017 - 16:13
Guinea's Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (l'Agence Régulation des Postes et Télécommunications-ARPT) has taken private radio stations Sabari FM, Gangan FM, Djigui FM and Evasion FM off the air.

- Ghana: Journalists attacked while covering demonstration in Accra

Jue, 12/28/2017 - 00:09
The Media Foundation for West Africa condemns the attack on four journalists and a driver by vigilantes of the New Patriotic Party in Accra, and wishes to call on the party's leadership to ensure swift punishment for the perpetrators.

- Emirati rights defender Obaid Al-Zaabi released more than three years after being found innocent

Dom, 12/24/2017 - 23:48
Obaid Al-Zaabi, now 60 years old, spent four years in prison since his arrest in December 2013.

- Rights groups call on Palestine to reform restrictive cybercrimes law

Dom, 12/24/2017 - 23:34
The Justice Ministry has proposed striking some repressive provisions in the 2017 law in response to concerns from civil society groups, but left in place others that would allow disproportionate and arbitrary restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, privacy, and protection of data.

- Mexico most deadly country for journalists in 2017

Dom, 12/24/2017 - 21:52
Mexico was the deadliest country for journalists in 2017 with at least 14 killed, edging out Iraq and Syria, even as the total number who died around the world in connection with their work dropped to its lowest level in a nearly a decade, the International Press Institute (IPI) said.

- Journalist Abdirisak Dayib Ali detained without charge in Somaliland

Dom, 12/24/2017 - 21:39
Somaliland journalist Abdirisak Dayib Ali was arrested after responding to a police summons about a story published on Gabiley News that accused the city's mayor, Mahamed Omar, of criminal activity.

- Worldwide round-up of journalists killed, detained, held hostage, or missing in 2017

Dom, 12/24/2017 - 20:21
The 2017 round-up figures compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) include professional journalists, media workers and citizen-journalists, who are playing an increasing role in the production of news and information, especially in countries with oppressive regimes and countries at war, where it is hard for professional journalists to operate.

- DRC radio journalist Benjamin Mutiya detained over defamation claim

Dom, 12/24/2017 - 20:00
The national security service (ANR) arrested Benjamin Mutiya, a reporter at the community station Radio Télévision Communautaire de Walikale (RTCWA), in Walikale, on 14 December 2017.