Reporters Without Borders condemns independent journalist Juliet Michelena Díaz’s detention since 7 April 2014, three days after she wrote a by-lined report for the Miami-based independent news platform Cubanet about a case of ordinary police violence she had witnessed in Havana.
The IFJ condemns the Chinese Internet regulators for restraining people's freedom to comment on the trial of a prominent microblogger, who admitted in court to charges of rumour-mongering on the net.
In honour of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T), ARTICLE 19 and IFEX members are asking organisations to demand that everyone's right to free expression is fully respected by signing the following statement.
A Hindu supremacist group has succeeded in getting "Ali J", a play centred around the partition of India and communal riots, and seeking to demolish every argument advanced by Hindu fundamentalists, off the stage. This is only the latest incident aimed at censorship and "rewriting history".
The criminal proceedings against investigative journalist Claudia Julieta Duque's alleged kidnappers are finally progressing for the first time in more than a decade. But, at the same time, the repeated attempts to intimidate Duque have intensified as the proceedings have progressed and she recently reported renewed intimidation of her parents.
Protesters expressed frustration and disappointment at the suppression of dissenting voices in Russia, as well as anxiety that recent events signal a return to "the country’s Communist totalitarian past."
Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court ordered Abu al-Khair’s detention when he attended a hearing in his case on 15 April 2014. Since his arrest the authorities have not allowed him to contact family members, who had no knowledge of his whereabouts for 24 hours.
Journalist Majd Kayyal was arrested on 12 April 2014 returning from Lebanon via the Sheikh Hussein Crossing after two weeks in Lebanon participating in the As Safir newspaper conference. He is facing charges of visiting a hostile state and communicating with foreign agents.
Syria has joined the list of countries where journalists' murders are most likely to go unpunished, while Iraq, Somalia, and the Philippines once again were the worst offenders, CPJ has found in its newly updated Impunity Index.
As a result of an article she wrote on Hamas soldiers and Gaza's mosques for the Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper on 3 April 2014, Palestinian journalist Orouba Othman now faces legal consequences.
According to the latest media reports, over 20 journalists and crews from around a dozen Russian news outlets have been denied entry to the country over the past few days. The incidents have taken place amid increasing tension in Ukraine, with pro-Russian activists occupying buildings in more eastern towns.
Authorities have been interfering with the ability of journalists to cover tomorrow's presidential elections, which follow weeks of protests regarding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to run for a fourth term.
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On 3 April 2014, Patrick Mutahi flew to Addis Ababa, where he was due to deliver a security and safety training for journalists and media workers. Upon landing, he was detained by immigration officials, who confiscated his passport and mobile telephone and told him that he would not be permitted to enter the country.
ARTICLE 19 outlines how local communities and activists are using the Right to Information Act to hold Bangladeshi authorities accountable for creating a safe and sustainable environment.
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the communiqué that the National Telecommunications Council issued on 8 April 2014 condemning “certain” radio stations that “systematically broadcast false information liable to disturb pubic order".
Pakistan's draft counterterrorism violates fundamental rights to freedom of speech, privacy and peaceful assembly. In its current form, the law could be used to suppress peaceful political opposition and criticism of government policy, says Human Rights Watch.
Ddamba Ismael was attacked by a mob of angry commercial motorcyclists while he covered them demanding the release of their colleague, who had been detained by the cyclists' leaders for allegedly failing to pay operational fees in Kampala.
RWB is relieved to learn that two netizens who had spent several years in prison - Vi Duc Hoi and Nguyen Tien Trung - were released although they are now assigned to a form of house arrest.
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Iranian journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, the International Press Institute’s newest World Press Freedom Hero, called publicly on his country’s government to unconditionally release the 48 journalists it holds behind bars.