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Jineth Bedoya Lima: A Chronicle of Justice Delayed

Jineth Bedoya Lima is an award-winning investigative journalist and an advocate for the rights of women victims of violence in Colombia. Recognized for her reporting on the activities of Colombian paramilitaries, she was following up on a lead about alleged arms sales between paramilitaries and Colombian state officials at a maximum-security prison on 25 May 2000. Jineth was abducted from the prison, tortured, and sexually assaulted as a “message to the press”.

 | Colombia

Jineth Bedoya Lima: A Chronicle of Justice Delayed

Jineth Bedoya Lima is an award-winning investigative journalist and an advocate for the rights of women victims of violence in Colombia. Recognized for her reporting on the activities of Colombian paramilitaries, she was following up on a lead about alleged arms sales between paramilitaries and Colombian state officials at a maximum-security prison on 25 May 2000. Jineth was abducted from the prison, tortured, and sexually assaulted as a “message to the press”.

Fire-fighters inspect the wreckage of a bus was hit by a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2016

Asia & Pacific

A tough start to the year: January in the Asia & Pacific region

Gayathry Venkiteswaran, for IFEX.

From lethal attacks on the media in Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the case of the missing Hong Kong publishers, to a campaign to block government interference with Australia's national broadcaster, we present a month of events that are changing the free expression landscape in the region.

Kazakhstan | Digital Rights

Kazakh activists get prison time for Facebook posts

Human Rights Watch

Authorities arrested the men in October 2015 in connection with Facebook posts about a text, attributed to another activist, which describes the Kazakh nation in provocative terms. Authorities claimed that the posts contained signs of 'inciting national discord.'

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