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- 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.

- French documentary filmmaker Comiti Paul Edwards arrested in Kashmir

Mié, 12/13/2017 - 14:15
State police arrested the filmmaker in the city of Srinagar while he was shooting a documentary on people injured by pellet guns.

- Faking news: Fraudulent news and the fight for truth

Mar, 12/12/2017 - 18:33
Warning that the spread of "fake news: is reaching a crisis point, Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth evaluates the array of strategies that Facebook, Google, Twitter, newsrooms, and civil society are undertaking to address the problem, stressing solutions that empower news consumers while vigilantly avoiding new infringements on free speech.

- How to stay safe while covering protests over Trump's Jerusalem announcement

Mar, 12/12/2017 - 16:11
CPJ's Emergencies Response Team (ERT) has issued a following safety advisory for journalists covering protests over Trump's Jerusalem announcement.

- Future of press freedom in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe remains open

Mar, 12/12/2017 - 15:35
After a military intervention ended the 37-year rule of autocratic former President Robert Mugabe, journalists and media experts in Zimbabwe say it is still too early to tell whether the political transition will ultimately herald a more open environment for the press.

- Tajikistan: Independent journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov detained for corruption report

Lun, 12/11/2017 - 23:15
Khayrullo Mirsaidov appears to be the latest victim of Tajikistan's crackdown on critical voices. The government should ensure his rights in detention, including to be free from ill treatment and have access to a lawyer, and should move promptly to secure his release.

- Internet shutdown in Yemen: Recurring disruptions threaten civilian safety, human rights, and press freedom

Lun, 12/11/2017 - 22:36
On 7 December, the Houthis, the northern Yemen-based insurgent group in control of most of Sana'a since 2015, completely shut down the internet for close to 30 minutes. Earlier in the day, the group took measures to disrupt and limit access to the internet for the second time in one week.

- US citizen Xiyeu Wang serving 10-year term in Iran threatened in prison

Lun, 12/11/2017 - 22:08
Iranian authorities arrested Xiyeu Wang in 2016 and sentenced him to 10 years in prison for doing historical research on Iran's Qajar dyansty.

- After Jammeh's Gambia, will Condé's Guinea become the new hell for journalism in West Africa?

Lun, 12/11/2017 - 20:18
While the press freedom situation in The Gambia over the last one year has been refreshing and inspiring, events in Guinea have been deeply distressing. In what seems like a race to become West Africa's next worst violator of media freedoms, President Alpha Condé's regime is fast becoming infamous for presiding over several media rights violations.

- US-Cameroonian writer Patrice Nganang detained over Facebook post

Lun, 12/11/2017 - 19:43
Cameroonian authorities detained Patrice Nganang as he attempted to fly to Zimbabwe from Douala. His lawyer told CPJ that Nganang is being held on accusations of offending the president in a Facebook post.

- Harsh prison terms for video journalist and blogger as Vietnam cracks down on free expression

Dom, 12/10/2017 - 21:22
Video journalist Nguyen Van Hoa was sentenced to seven years in prison; meanwhile, a court upheld the 10-year prison sentence of blogger Me Nam or Mother Mushroom.

- EU: Act to end Turkey's abuse of criminal justice system against journalists and writers

Jue, 12/07/2017 - 18:45
This statement was originally published on article19.org on 7 December 2017.

- Sudan's intelligence services confiscate copies of opposition newspapers

Jue, 12/07/2017 - 11:58
Over the course of nine days, agents from Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) confiscated all copies of four opposition newspapers Al-Tayar, Al-Watan, Al-Jarida, and Akhir Lahza from the printers.

- Thugs attack Radio Justice presenter in Ghana

Jue, 12/07/2017 - 11:49
On 2 December 2017, thugs stormed Radio Justice's studios in Tamale, Ghana, and assaulted a presenter and three panelists.

- More journalists arrested under ICT law in Bangladesh

Jue, 12/07/2017 - 11:25
The IFJ and BMSF have expressed serious concern over the continuing arrests of journalists under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act in Bangladesh.

- RSF reiterates call for independent probe into Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder

Jue, 12/07/2017 - 05:49
Caruana Galizia's family has issued a statement expressing concern about irregularities in the investigation and the fact that "a number of people who could be implicated continue to receive political cover for crimes they are widely reported to have committed."

- ARTICLE 19 partners with Grindr to improve protection of LGBT users in MENA

Mié, 12/06/2017 - 02:39
This statement was originally published on article19.org on 30 November 2017.

- Postmedia and Torstar deal results in "largest closure of newspapers on single day in Canadian history"

Mié, 12/06/2017 - 01:43
"By shutting down more than forty independent newspapers, this development will cause an enormous shift in news coverage in Canada and seriously compromise media pluralism," said RSF.

- Poland no friend to women

Mar, 12/05/2017 - 03:17
In October, police in several Polish cities raided the offices of two nongovernmental organizations that support domestic violence victims and promote women's rights. The official rationale for the raids was a search for evidence linked to alleged wrongdoing by the previous government's Ministry of Justice. But the timing was suspicious.

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