Censorship

Direct and indirect suppression of speech, books, music and other materials considered morally, politically or otherwise objectionable.

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Private radio station Radio Tongu was taken off the air by Ghana’s National Communications Authority on grounds of national security and the public interest.

Citizen journalists who had live streamed updates from the locked-down city of Wuhan disappeared over the past month.

Jang and Geo said Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman was arrested because of their critical coverage of Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau.

The operation works by creating duplicates of the censored websites on international servers belonging to the world’s Internet giants; if a country wants to block access to the duplicates, it must also deprive itself of access to all the services hosted on these servers, which would inflict significant “collateral damage” on its own economy.

“The global effort to combat COVID-19 will not be successful unless there is full transparency about the spread of the virus, the sharing of accurate public information and independent media coverage.”

The arrest of freelance journalist Moses Bwayo by authorities, while filming opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, is indicative of how threatened the Ugandan government feels.

“Turkey’s frantic attempts to control the narrative about its intelligence activities by detaining and harassing journalists violate the public’s right to be informed and must stop… Accusing journalists of revealing information that has already been made public makes no sense.”

New research shows China’s web censors have blocked 516 coronavirus-related keywords.

In his contribution to IFEX’s series marking International Women’s Day, Regional Editor Naseem Tarawnah paints a disturbing picture of the rise in digital attacks and the direct connection between online and offline violence against women in the region.

Attacks on journalists reporting on the arrival of migrants in Greece is not only an attack on the right to freedom of expression, but a restriction of citizens’ access and right to information.

February in Asia-Pacific: A round up of key free expression news, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

The scrutiny of Malawi’s democratic credentials during this year’s Universal Periodic Review process will be impacted by the landmark Constitutional Court ruling nullifying 2019 presidential election.

The press credentials of three “Wall Street Journal” reporters were revoked by China over an opinion piece which was deemed offensive by Beijing authorities.

Sharipov has been detained since 28 January 2020 and faces up to five years in prison if convicted. He has often criticised the government and reported on sensitive topics.

The Tennessee state legislature should reject a new legislative proposal, the Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act, as an unwarranted, un-American, and unconstitutional intrusion into children’s right to read.

A proposed law introducing the so-called “right to be forgotten” in Uruguay could have negative implications for the work of journalists and access to information online.