A Pakistani court convicted six defendants in the 2011 murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar. CPJ welcomes the convictions but calls on authorities to ensure the masterminds are brought to justice.
Shibal Ibrahim, an online writer and activist from Syria's Kurdish minority who was detained in the country's prisons for more than 20 months, was released in May 2013. Now out of Syria, he talked to PEN International about his experience in detention.
Blogger Truong Duy Nhat is being jailed for his commitment to Vietnam's right to an alternative to the information provided by the state propaganda machine, said RWB.
A reporter with "Nagarik" daily in Kathmandu, Nepal, has been receiving death threats following a story on alleged mistreatment at a protection center.
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Angel Santiesteban-Prats, a writer who completes a year in detention today (28 February 2014) and who began a blog in 2008 called Los hijos que nadie quiso
that was openly critical of the government.
One of two suspects in the January shooting of radio broadcaster Jonavin Villalba was gunned down in the Philippines. The other suspect is still unidentified.
A Tripoli court acquitted Fathi Sager and Ali Tekabli, members of the Libya National Party on 2 March 2014, of charges of insulting Islam.
Four Echorouk TV
journalists were detained by Algerian authorities during their coverage of a protest denouncing the possibility of a fourth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
The Organization of American States (OAS) and its member countries should proceed with a meeting on the situation in Venezuela, says Human Rights Watch. The OAS should use the meeting to address the human rights violations committed in response to widespread public demonstrations.
ARTICLE 19 welcomed the inclusion of access to information, media freedom and other crucial issues in the "Focus Areas Document" by the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
RWB is immensely relieved to learn that Marc Marginedas, a veteran war reporter for the Barcelona-based "El Periódico" newspaper, was released in Syria after six months in captivity and is now back in Spain, where he has been reunited with his family.
A CCHR Briefing Note on Cambodia's first ever Cyber Crimes Law summarises the current Internet landscape in Cambodia, the worldwide increase in cyber-crimes, and the ways in which cyberspace can be legislated, and offers concrete recommendations to the Royal Government of Cambodia on the draft Law to ensure it complies with international human rights standards and guarantees the right to freedom of expression.
Russian authorities have blocked access to 13 sites connected to ”Ukrainian nationalist organisations” on the social media site Vkontakte
, Russia’s answer to Facebook.
TV and radio presenter Geolino Lopes Xavier was murdered on 27 February 2014 in Teixeira de Freitas, in the northeastern state of Bahía. Lopes was the fourth Brazilian journalist to be killed since the start of the year and the third to be the victim of a targeted shooting in the space of two weeks.
On Music Freedom Day, IFEX recognises the free expression rights of musicians and looks back at five cases from the last year when people have tried to stop the music.
Students were arrested and injured in clashes with gendarmes after trying to protest "arbitrary criteria" that the University of Lomé has introduced for granting scholarships.
Chinese authorities are urged to immediately release Ilham Tohti, a Uighur blogger and academic who has been charged with separatism after being held incommunicado and without charge since 15 January 2014.
Iran, Cuba, UAE, Azerbaijan, India and Turkey are examples of countries whose leaders contradict their own policies and practices on restricting social media.
Newspaper vendor Fungai Dhori was reportedly assaulted by a group of three policemen in Harare who accused him of feeding NewsDay
papers with "fictitious stories" about corruption in the police force.
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Bahraini security forces arrested photographer Sayed Ahmed Al-Mousawi, 25, after raiding his home at dawn on 10 February 2014.