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People pose around a poster of journalists Nadhir Ktari (L, in poster) and Sofiane Chourabi, who went missing in Libya in September, during a demonstration over their disappearance, in Tunis January 9, 2015, REUTERS/Anis Mili

Libyan President Beji Caied Essebssi agreed to a civil society proposal that the anniversary of their disappearance, 8 of September, should be celebrated in Tunisia as National Day for the Protection of Journalists.

Zulkiflee ‘Zunar’ Anwar Haque

Charged under the Sedition Act in Malaysia, internationally known political cartoonist Zunar could face 43 years in jail for a tweet.

Uruguay's President José Mujica, AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico

The adoption of the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services promotes democratisation of the media and the effective exercise of freedom of expression in Uruguay.

Nabeel Rajab is one of many Bahrainis who have been victimized by the government's intensified campaign to silence dissent through judicial harassment and the improper use of judicial and police powers, Nabeel Rajab / Facebook

The international community’s response to the current charges leveled against prominent activist Nabeel Rajab has been monumental in denouncing the Criminal Investigations Department and the Bahraini government for their actions.

Link to: NGO coalition calls attention to Spain’s free expression violations

A joint submission to the UN during Spain’s country review emphasises concerns in three areas: defamation, regulation of the audiovisual sector and access to information.

IRFS leader and human rights defender Emin Huseynov has been forced into hiding since August and is in need of urgent protection, Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety

Civil society groups call for an end to repression of IFEX member the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety, and urge UNESCO to take action to ensure free expression in Azerbaijan.

REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

More than 100 civil society organisations ask the UN Secretary General to recognise the importance of free expression rights in the sustainable development goals.

Activists during a protest against presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and a law restricting demonstrations as well as the crackdown on activists, in downtown Cairo on 24 May 2014, REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Independent organizations in Egypt face a looming crackdown. The government has threatened to enforce a draconian associations law that became law 12 years ago, but has seldom been enforced.