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.
Charged under the Sedition Act in Malaysia, internationally known political cartoonist Zunar could face 43 years in jail for a tweet.
The adoption of the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services promotes democratisation of the media and the effective exercise of freedom of expression in Uruguay.
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.
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.
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.
More than 100 civil society organisations ask the UN Secretary General to recognise the importance of free expression rights in the sustainable development goals.
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.