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8 April 2014 |

Seven Egypt State TV employees summoned for investigation

Three of the seven media professionals summoned by the State TV's department of legal affairs work for the "Revolutionaries All The Way" program, the rest had expressed solidarity with the program after it was suspended. They were interrogated over accusations of protesting in front of the Minister of Information's office as well as distributing pamphlets criticizing her.
8 April 2014 |

Development of Moldovan mass media remains stagnant, concludes report

Development of Moldovan mass media remains stagnant, concludes report In 2013 the situation of the media in Moldova did not change radically. According to international media freedom rankings, freedom of the press in the Republic of Moldova maintained the same level as in previous years. This lack of significant progress is almost entirely explained by the status quo in domestic politics and in relevant legislation.
8 April 2014 |

Existing media laws in Uganda seek to criminalise journalists' work, analysis finds

Existing media laws in Uganda seek to criminalise journalists' work, analysis finds Human Rights Network for Journalists has released an analysis of media laws in Uganda that limit freedom of expression. HRNJ-Uganda's national coordinator notes that a number of existing laws in Uganda do not safeguard growth of the media, but rather seek to control the work of journalists.
8 April 2014 |

Chinese police illegally copy journalists' reporting materials

While they were reporting on the public outcry against plans to build an industrial plant in Maoming, two Hong Kong journalists were harassed by police and all of the information kept on their computers and cellphones was illegally copied.
8 April 2014 |

Risk and reporting: The dangers of freelance journalism in Syria

Risk and reporting: The dangers of freelance journalism in Syria Much of the reporting that has come out of Syria in recent months has been done by freelance journalists and citizen journalists who face particular threats when reporting in one of the most dangerous locations on the planet.
8 April 2014 |

Colombian government surveillance ignoring history and human rights

Last February, the Colombian media revealed that the country’s intelligence service carried out widespread surveillance of key NGOs, journalists, and leftist politicians, including their own governmental team responsible for negotiating a peace agreement with the Colombian guerilla.
7 April 2014 |

In welcome development, UN resolution recognises role of journalists covering protests

Reporters Without Borders hails the resolution on "the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests" that UN Human Rights Council adopted on 28 March 2014. It recognises and endorses the essential role journalists play in covering demonstrations and condemns the harassment and attacks they often suffer while so doing.
7 April 2014 |

African court says Burkina Faso failed to investigate assassination of journalist Norbert Zongo

African court says Burkina Faso failed to investigate assassination of journalist Norbert Zongo "The court held that the failure of a government to diligently seek and bring to account the persons responsible for the assassination of a journalist...violates the human rights of journalists, endangers truth and should not be allowed," the Nigerian-based Guardian newspaper reported.
7 April 2014 |

Brazilian group publishes findings on violence against journalists during dictatorship

The International Federation of Journalists welcomes steps taken by delegates of the Federeção Nacional dos Jornalistas (FENAJ), to publish the findings of a commission established in 2012 to investigate the cases of killings, disappearances, tortures and censorship of journalists during the country’s dictatorship between 1964 and 1985.
7 April 2014 |

Director of often-targeted Mexican paper is shot in the leg

ARTICLE 19 rejects statements made by the Sinaloa Attorney General saying that the attack on Noroeste director Adrián López Ortiz was being treated as a robbery and was not being linked to more than 50 other attacks the paper has endured over the last three years.
7 April 2014 |

Somalia: Minister of Information urged to consult media community in draft media law revisions

The National Union of Somali Journalists has voiced great concern over the Minister of Information's formation of a committee to revise the draft media law. The committee is comprised mostly of individuals from the Ministry of Information, with little support from the media community.
7 April 2014 |

Tabloid reporter shot dead in Philippines; 140th since 1986

A reporter for a Manila tabloid was shot at least four times inside her home and died in a hospital in Cavite province, Philippines. Her colleagues said a feud with a police officer was a possible motive for the killing.
7 April 2014 |

Pakistan's Express News under attack again as journalist threatened, bureau chief's home targeted

Pakistan's Express News under attack again as journalist threatened, bureau chief's home targeted Imtiaz Alam, a journalist and television anchor for Express News, received death threats while the house of Bureau Chief Jamshed Baghwan was attacked for the second time since March.
7 April 2014 |

New global coalition urges governments to keep surveillance technologies in check

New global coalition urges governments to keep surveillance technologies in check World leaders must commit to keeping invasive surveillance systems and technologies out of the hands of dictators and oppressive regimes, said a new global coalition of human rights organizations as it launched in Brussels.
7 April 2014 |

Reporting on the genocide in Rwanda: Too little, too late

Reporting on the genocide in Rwanda: Too little, too late How Western media coverage failed Rwanda and contributed to international indifference and inaction.
7 April 2014 |

As Formula 1 begins, state of human rights in Bahrain takes a turn for the worse

As Formula 1 begins, state of human rights in Bahrain takes a turn for the worse The Grand Prix race in Bahrain kicked off at 6 pm on 6 April 2014. Bahraini protesters have been rallying against the race for a few months preceding the event but to no avail. Three Bahraini rights organisations have released a statement condemning the rise in human rights violations in light of the event.
7 April 2014 |

An NSA "reform bill" could allow for broad collection of electronic data

The FISA Transparency and Modernization Act, meant to end the collection of all Americans' calling records using Section 215 of the Patriot Act would actually create an entirely new government "authority" to collect other electronic data.
7 April 2014 |

Another critical newspaper shut down in Somaliland

It is widely believed that the closure of Haatuf newspaper newspaper was caused by its coverage of Somaliland ministers's activities.
7 April 2014 |

Egypt: Are the bloggers beaten?

For years, Egypt’s bloggers have been subject to savage beatings, intimidation and even sexual assault at the hands of the police. Today, it seems that little progress has been made despite the revolution.
7 April 2014 |

Ontario's Attorney General should prioritise bill aimed at preventing abusive libel lawsuits

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, along with other organisations, writes to Ontario's Attorney General to urge her to make Bill 83, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2013, a key priority. The point of the bill is to create a process allowing courts to review potentially abusive libel lawsuits.


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