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25 June 2015 |

Gambian journalist Musa Saidykhan seeks redress for torture under Jammeh regime

Gambian journalist Musa Saidykhan seeks redress for torture under Jammeh regime In light of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Media Foundation for West Africa is highlighting the story Musa Saidykhan, who, in 2006, was arrested and tortured by Gambian security forces for exercising his right to free expression.
25 June 2015 |

Who has your back? How private are our "digital lives"?

Who has your back? How private are our Google, Facebook, Amazon and beyond... The Electronic Frontier Foundation's fifth annual report looks at online service providers' privacy and transparency practices.
25 June 2015 |

Armenia: Police violence against protesters, journalists

Armenia: Police violence against protesters, journalists Police in Armenia used force to disperse a largely peaceful protest on June 23, 2015, raising concerns about potential human rights violations.
25 June 2015 |

The Gambia must implement judgment on missing journalist Ebrima Manneh

The Gambia must implement judgment on missing journalist Ebrima Manneh June 5th marked seven years since the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice ordered the government of The Gambia to release “Chief” Ebrima Manneh, a journalist who has been missing since July 2006. Unfortunately, Manneh’s whereabouts remain unknown.
24 June 2015 |

8 ways non-athletes stole the spotlight during the first-ever European Games

8 ways non-athletes stole the spotlight during the first-ever European Games Between the highjacking of the #Baku2015 hashtag on Twitter, John Oliver's hilarious critique of the games, and U2 appealing to audience members to stand with Azerbaijan's political prisoners, non-athletes around the world have managed to turn the European Games on its head.
24 June 2015 |

New U.S. hostage policy will allow for negotiations by journalists' families

RSF hails the policy improvements, including provisions for involving the families more and the possibility of negotiating with hostage-takers, but says the US authorities must now demonstrate that they are equal to the hopes raised by the announcement.
24 June 2015 |

On Atena Farghadani and the longstanding repression of artistic expression in Iran

On Atena Farghadani and the longstanding repression of artistic expression in Iran Farghadani was first arrested and imprisoned in August 2014 for a cartoon she posted on Facebook, critical of members of parliament. She was released in November 2014 but re-arrested six weeks later and sentenced to 12 years and nine months in jail.
24 June 2015 |

Singapore blogger faces financial ruin, while another to be held for psychological assessment

Blogger Roy Ngerng is worried that the damages in a defamation case filed against him by Singapore's prime minister, will deal him a financial blow from which he may not be able to recover.
24 June 2015 |

Journalist threatened for taking photographs of damaged school, another over Labour Ministry story

Journalist threatened for taking photographs of damaged school, another over Labour Ministry story Ashok Dulal, a journalist with "Rajdhani" daily, published in Kathmandu, Nepal, was threatened for taking a photograph of a damaged school.
24 June 2015 |

Leader of largest opposition party in Bahrain to serve four years in Jaw prison

Leader of largest opposition party in Bahrain to serve four years in Jaw prison Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of the Al-Wefaq Society and a prominent religious figure in Bahrain, was charged with publicly inciting hatret, insulting public institutions, and promoting a change in the regime.
23 June 2015 |

International NGOs urge Cambodia to scrap repressive NGO law

International NGOs urge Cambodia to scrap repressive NGO law In a joint letter, NGOs and membership organisations have called on the National Assembly of Cambodia to immediately withdraw the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO).
23 June 2015 |

IFJ, UNESCO and UNWomen release report on women journalists across the Asia Pacific

IFJ, UNESCO and UNWomen release report on women journalists across the Asia Pacific Women are challenging traditional notions of journalism and what it means to work in the media industry, carving their own path to ensure their voices are heard and their stories are told.
23 June 2015 |

Malaysian court convicts 9 transgender women

"The government needs to recognize that the freedom to express your gender is as fundamental as any other freedom," said HRW after a Sharia (Islamic law) court in Malaysia has sentenced nine transgender women to fines, and two to one-month jail terms.
23 June 2015 |

World Bank Group fails to protect its projects' critics

World Bank Group fails to protect its projects' critics The largest development bank in the world has done little to prevent or dissuade governments from intimidating critics of the projects it funds.
23 June 2015 |

Polish journalist Lukasz Masiak beaten to death

"Lukasz Masiak was one of the most recognised journalists in the region. Often he undertook and wrote about difficult and controversial topics. He wrote boldly and honestly, for which he was highly regarded in the journalistic community."
22 June 2015 |

Arrest of suspect in 2008 abduction of Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout

Arrest of suspect in 2008 abduction of Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout Nearly seven years after Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia, along with Australian photographer Nigel Brennan and translator Abdifatah Elmi, one of the alleged masterminds behind their ordeal has been charged.
22 June 2015 |

Protesters, bystanders describe police violence at a protest in Macedonia

Protesters, bystanders describe police violence at a protest in Macedonia "Policing demonstrations can be difficult, but beating people certainly isn’t acceptable crowd control," said Lydia Gall, Balkans and Eastern Europe researcher at Human Rights Watch. "And beating a journalist covering a protest is not just unlawful, but an indefensible attack on press freedom."
22 June 2015 |

Profile: Waleed Abulkhair

Profile: Waleed Abulkhair Sentenced to 15 years in prison and a 15-year travel ban following his release, Saudi lawyer and rights advocate Waleed Abulkhair—the recipient of numerous human rights awards—is paying a steep price for challenging the views and practices of Saudi Arabia’s religious and political leaders.
22 June 2015 |

Clarity needed in motive for murder of journalist in Mexico

The Inter American Press Association condemns the murder in Mexico of journalist Ismael Díaz López, and calls on the authorities to undertake an urgent and exhaustive investigation to determine if the motive for the crime was related to his work.
22 June 2015 |

Two journalists in Venezuela subjected to degrading treatment at police station

Journalists Beatriz Lara Mendoza and Alfredo Parada of El Aragueño newspaper were arrested and strip-searched after being mistakenly summoned to a police station where dangerous criminals were being held.


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