In Belarus, the detention of journalists for covering massive protests against the unemployment tax is taking place at a disproportionate level.
Protests are taking place in Babruysk, Orsha and Rahachou. If you haven’t heard about it, Belarus’s plan against journalists covering these protests is going just according to plan.
Pavel Sheremet, member of the Belarusian Association of Journalist and past recipient of the Committee to Protect Journalist’s International Press Freedom Award, was killed in Kiev after an explosive device detonated under the car he was driving.
Over 40 human rights groups and more than 75 international cartoonists are calling for leniency for Atena Farghadani, an Iranian cartoonist currently wrongfully jailed.
Police and special forces employees brutally beat two civil activists, who were forcefully taken out of the court room, and journalist Pavel Dabravolski, who had attempted to record the incident with a cell phone video camera.
Civil society groups mark the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack by calling on governments worldwide to fulfill their obligation to protect freedom of expression.
7 July 2015 marked 15 years since the disappearance of journalist Dzmitry Zavadski. Law enforcement agencies have yet to find the mastermind behind the crime.