Europe and Central Asia: Welcome prisoner releases in Turkey, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan, mass targeting of journalists in Romania and Belarus, the far-right targets literature in Ukraine and the UK, an IFEX member denied parole, and more…
Europe and Central Asia: Journalist murdered in Russia, ECHR rules in favour of Pussy Riot and Anna Politkovskaya, CoE members expelled following Azerbaijani bribery scandal, IFEX member held incommunicado, UK surveillance and more in our round-up of July’s free expression news.
Europe and Central Asia: Censorship concerns notch up over new European internet directive, Italian right-wing politician Matteo Salvini targets mafia expert Roberto Saviano, Poland protects sexual orientation and more in our round-up of June’s free expression news.
The use of fines to target independent journalists is an increasing trend in Belarus, growing from ten fines imposed in 2016, to 69 in 2017, to 48 by mid-May 2018.
EU lawmakers turn up the heat on Malta; Turkey jails journalists, teachers and a baby; Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan target digital freedom; IFEX members’ successful advocacy in Kyrgyzstan; OSF could pull out of Hungary; mass protests and political turmoil in Armenia…
The latest on Turkey’s judicial attacks on free expression, parallels in murders of Ján Kuciak and Daphne Caruana Galizia, a feminist news website, artists and musicians prosecuted in Spain, elections in Russia, Hungary and Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan releases the world’s longest-imprisoned journalist, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan resume a downward trajectory….
A devastating precedent in Turkey, Insta-blocked in Russia, a snap election in Azerbaijan, rappers prosecuted in Spain. February was quite the month in Europe and Central Asia.
On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.