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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.

- Greece: Journalists under Golden Dawn's pressure

Vie, 12/22/2017 - 19:29
Despite an ongoing trial that has sapped its popular appeal, members of the Greek press are still under pressure from neo-Nazi, far-right organisation Golden Dawn. Journalists have been targeted with libel charges and physical violence.

- South Korean photojournalists Koh Young-Kwon and Lee Chung-Woo attacked in Beijing

Vie, 12/22/2017 - 18:46
The two journalists were beaten during the visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to China.

- The Magnitsky Act: An alternative form of justice, but not a replacement for it

Jue, 12/21/2017 - 13:44
The Magnitsky Act offers an alternate route to justice in cases of impunity, and one that civil society should engage with, but - as Elisabeth Witchel reports - it's not without challenges, and may even fall victim to its own success.

- Jolovan Wham: Singapore's 'recalcitrant' activist

Jue, 12/21/2017 - 05:08
Singaporean activist Jolovan Wham is charged with committing seven offences for allegedly organizing illegal assemblies. The police accused him of being a 'recalcitrant' who has "repeatedly shown blatant disregard for the law." In an email interview with the author, Wham explains how Singapore's highly restrictive laws curb free speech.

- Brussels triggers Article 7 but ignores Poland's press freedom violations

Jue, 12/21/2017 - 04:28
(RSF) welcomes the European Commission decision to trigger Article 7 of the European Union treaty against Poland, but regrets that the decision only addresses Poland's moves against judicial independence and ignores its repeated attacks on the media.

- Turkish authorities seek to expand censorship to Cyprus

Jue, 12/21/2017 - 04:14
Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika and its staff have been seriously threatened since the newspaper published a cartoon of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan which is considered as an insult by Turkish authorities.

- China's stealthy holiday crackdowns

Mié, 12/20/2017 - 01:53
Dissident convictions and acts of censorship seem timed to avoid lumps of coal from international observers.

- After four years of detention on Manus Island refugee camp, cartoonist Eaten Fish is now free

Mar, 12/19/2017 - 20:37
Cartoonist Ali Durani, better known as Eaten Fish, has arrived in a safe haven country.

- Lebanese police violence at protest on Jerusalem

Mar, 12/19/2017 - 19:06
Demonstrators had gathered to protest the United States decision on December 6 to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

- Media company hired by Trump created Kenyan president's "anonymous" attack campaign against rival, investigation finds

Lun, 12/18/2017 - 23:36
A new investigation reveals the role of an American data-based digital advertising company in the highly divisive online re-election campaign of Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta.

- Index rejects UK committee's recommendation to outsource censorship

Lun, 12/18/2017 - 23:06
Index on Censorship rejects many of the suggestions made in a report into intimidation of UK public officials by a committee tasked with examining standards in public life.

- Campaign Snapshot: How IFJ-AP Bytes Back

Lun, 12/18/2017 - 05:00
IFJ Asia-Pacific shares transferrable lessons learned from Byte Back, their campaign against harassment of women online.

- Record number of jailed journalists for second year, CPJ census finds

Lun, 12/18/2017 - 04:13
For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom.

- Team internet is far from done: What's next for net neutrality and how you can help

Lun, 12/18/2017 - 01:36
The Internet has operated under formal and informal net neutrality principles for years. For the first time, the Federal Communications Commission has not only abdicated its role in enforcing those principles, it has rejected them altogether. Here's the good news: the fight is far from over, and Team Internet has plenty of paths forward.

- Tanzanian journalist Azory Gwanda missing since 21 November

Vie, 12/15/2017 - 19:55
"Azori Gwanda was reporting on issues of public concern and his disappearance may discourage other investigative journalists from reporting similar incidences due to fear of facing the same fate," said Henry Maina, Director of ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa.

- Another wave of trials of independent journalists in Azerbaijan

Vie, 12/15/2017 - 01:21
As Azerbaijan today begins trying a journalist who was kidnapped and brought back by force from neighbouring Georgia, RSF urges the international community to take a firm stand with its government in order to get it to stop hounding the country's few remaining independent journalists.

- Burma: Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrested for Rakhine reporting

Jue, 12/14/2017 - 18:27
The two reporters face 14-year jail terms under the Official Secrets Act. "State authorities should provide journalists unimpeded access to the conflict areas in Rakhine State in order to pave the way for public understanding on what is going on," said SEAPA.

- Somali journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed killed by car bomb

Jue, 12/14/2017 - 03:23
Journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed, nicknamed Gabow, was killed by an improvised explosive device fitted to his car.

- Singapore: Laws chill free speech, assembly

Jue, 12/14/2017 - 01:05
An in-depth analysis of the laws and regulations used by the Singapore government to suppress speech and peaceful assembly.