On 4 June 2013, President Aliyev signed a bill criminalize defamatory and offensive views expressed on the Internet. Online activists could now face up to three years in prison for posting critical views online.
Timothy Hallet Tracy, a U.S. filmmaker jailed in Venezuela since April on trumped-up charges of espionage, has been freed and deported from the country.
The seven newspapers named in a complaint on 15 May complaint have been accused of publishing “illegal information” and spreading fear among the population. Some of the charges are covered by Pakistan’s anti-terrorism legislation.
Twenty Egyptian organisations have come to gether to condemn in the strongest terms the verdict issued on June 4 by the Cairo Criminal Court which convicted 43 staff members of international NGOs in the so-called “foreign funding case.”
IFEX members sent a joint letter to President Museveni calling for an end to impunity in cases of police violence against the media, after a violent crackdown on a demonstration in May over media closures.
An interactive timeline of the Libel Reform Campaign.
The government should allow Nauru Broadcasting Service to fully report politics leading up to the 8 June 2013 general elections, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.
Members of the IFEX network speak about impact – the impact they’ve had, and how being a part of IFEX has had an impact on them.
Burundi's new media law introduces a requirement for journalists to have set levels of education, fundamentally undermines the protection of journalistic sources and imposes debilitating fines for media organisations who are deemed to be contravening the law.
A number of African countries have passed access to information legislation, but challenges of implementation remain.
IFEX marks World Refugee Day, 20 June 2013, with profiles of five people living in exile for practicing the right to free expression through their professions.
Despite his imprisonment, cartoonist Mohamed Saba’aneh continues to speak out for Palestinians with his art.
The Foro de Periodismo Argentino, or FOPEA, is an organisation based in Buenos Aires and founded in 2002 by a group of journalists concerned with a lack of ethical and professional standards within the profession.
If passed, a new crimes denial law would restrict free expression by placing illegitimate limitations on public discussion, research, and education about the Khmer Rouge era, as well as attempting to legitimise the stifling of opposition voices in Cambodia.
A Filipino radio blocktimer in Dipolog City reported gunshots fired at his house on 31 May 2013. His house was shot at again on 5 June 2013, a mere four days after the first incident.
Burundi's National Communication Council suspended Iwacu
's online reader's forum, alleging that the website had violated legal provisions, including “endangering national unity" and "public order and security."
The Malaysian authorities should stop prosecuting activists and opposition figures involved in the "Blackout 505" rallies protesting the recent elections, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Recent decisions by India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting have raised questions about the country's approach to broadcasting regulation.
An order from the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has directed telecom Verizon to provide “on an ongoing daily basis” all call records for any call “wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls” and any call made “between the United States and abroad.”
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Four newspapers were suspended by the Republic of Congo's media regulator after they reprinted an article from the pan-African magazine Afrique Education
. The article referred to a letter by former defence minister Justin Lekoundzou about President Marien Ngouabi’s 1977 assassination.