The authorities have unleashed a systematic media demonization campaign against Amr Waked and Khaled Abol Naga for participating in “Egypt Advocacy Day”.
Writer Shaktika Sathkumara was arrested by the police for a ‘disrespectful’ short story.
Authorities in Burundi have expanded the suspension of the Voice of America, withdrawn the BBC’s operating licence and forbidden citizens from directly or indirectly providing information to the two institutions.
IFEX-ALC is sending a joint delegation alongside the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-ALC) and the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) to the UN Office in Geneva in the run-up to Nicaragua’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 15 May.
Roberto Saviano faces up to 6 years in jail if convicted of criminally defaming the far right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini; Salvini has previously threatened to remove police protection from the mafia-threatened journalist.
Algerian journalist Lynda Abbou explains why protests that have swept the country in recent weeks were a pivotal moment for journalists frustrated at censorship.
AFEX welcomes the appeal sent by African Union Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression and access to information, Lawrence Mute, to President Idriss Deby on the social media blackout in Chad.
The Afghanistan Journalists Center recorded a total of 92 cases of violence against journalists in the past year.
If the Executive Order is used to enlist federal agencies in the quest to suppress speech with which the Administration disagrees, federal agency heads and college administrators must mightily resist, including by going to court if necessary.
Human Rights Watch warns that structural flaws subvert election in Thailand.
Political influence and direct or indirect control over the media, as well as smear campaigns, threats and violence against journalists, have caused the media environment to deteriorate in most countries in the Balkans.
In 2018, an average of two journalists were killed every week, and yet impunity for crimes against journalists remains at 90%.
As well as censoring many critical news sites, the authorities occasionally block entire online platforms such as Blogspot and SoundCloud; Wikipedia has been inaccessible in Turkey since 2017.
Index on Censorship urges that proposed legislation that would restrict artistic freedom be discarded.
80 civil society organizations have signed a petition that calls for an immediate end to the blocking of social media platforms in Chad, in effect since March 2018.
Osman Mirghani, the editor-in-chief of independent newspaper Al Tayar, was arrested by National Intelligence and Security Service agents and is being detained at an unknown location.