In the majority of these cases, no one is punished. We’re working to change this.
Yavuz Selim Demirağ and İdris Özyol were hospitalised with head injuries after separate violent attacks in mid-May. IFEX members call on the authorities to ensure journalists’ safety in the run-up to the June mayoral elections in Istanbul.
Police in Chechnya have carried out a new round of unlawfuldetentions, beatings, and humiliation of men they presume to be gay orbisexual.
Moroccan authorities are using a law designed to keep people from falsely claiming professional credentials to bring criminal charges against people trying to expose abuses.
Singapore’s new law grants government ministers the power to decide what is true or false – and to remove content accordingly.
The 17th edition of the South Asia Press Freedom Report shows that in spite of war mongering, the damaging impacts of fake news and hate speech, and the politics of control, South Asia’s media workers made it very clear that they have a decisive role to play in fighting the scourge of misinformation and supporting democracy and human rights.
Komarov’s colleagues believe that the attack was connected to his work. Komarov frequently wrote about corruption, embezzlement of city budget funds, administrative incompetence, illegal construction and prison conditions.