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27 April 2016 |

In Nepal, critical journalist detained in corruption case

CPJ calls on authorities in Nepal to immediately release Kanak Mani Dixit. The journalist, who has reported critically on the country's civil war, has been harassed and detained previously by authorities.
26 April 2016 |

Fourth Mexican journalist killed this year was known as a government critic

Francisco Pacheco Beltrán, correspondent and editor, was murdered on the morning of April 25, 2016, while returning to his home in Taxco de Alarcón, Guerrero. Francisco was very critical of all three levels of government.
26 April 2016 |

Iran sentences three reformist journalists to jail for "acting against national security"

"Convicting journalists for 'acting against national security' underlines the need to change the overbroad laws that lead to the harassment and jailing of the media," said Sherif Mansour, CPJ's Middle East and North Africa program coordinator.
26 April 2016 |

Well-known activist, editor of LBGTI magazine, murdered

Well-known activist, editor of LBGTI magazine, murdered On April 25, Zulhaz Mannan, the editor of Bangla-language LBGTI magazine "Roopbaan", was hacked to death along with another well-known LGBTI activist, Tanay Fahim.
25 April 2016 |

Cybercrime proposals risk undermining Brazil's progress towards free and open Internet

Cybercrime proposals risk undermining Brazil's progress towards free and open Internet Bills that have been proposed to fight cybercrime could undo the positive steps made two years ago, with the passage of the Marco Civil da Internet, by threatening free speech online.
25 April 2016 |

Journalist sued by former president is convicted of defamation in Peru

Journalist sued by former president is convicted of defamation in Peru
Legal counsel for journalist Fernando Valencia said defamation did not take place, as Valencia only reproduced public information regarding a statement President Ollanta Humala had made about former President Alan Garcia and his administration.
25 April 2016 |

In run-up to planned protests, Egyptian authorities conduct mass arrests

In run-up to planned protests, Egyptian authorities conduct mass arrests Police have arrested youth from cafes in downtown Cairo, at metro stations, at random police checkpoints and from their homes.
25 April 2016 |

Global media groups call on Timor Leste PM to drop defamation case

Global media groups call on Timor Leste PM to drop defamation case The IFJ and the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) join international organisations the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Freedom House in calling on the Timor Leste Prime Minister to withdraw the criminal defamation case against the "Timor Post", a journalist and a former editor.
22 April 2016 |

Azerbaijan: Harassment of Meydan TV must stop

Azerbaijan: Harassment of Meydan TV must stop Harassment of Meydan TV and its journalists is not new. The station's staff and their relatives have been facing extensive pressure ranging from threats to detention.
22 April 2016 |

Panama Papers: Harassment of journalists in Ecuador and Venezuela must end

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today condemned and called for an end to harassment of Ecuadorean journalists who collaborated in the "Panama Papers" international investigation.
22 April 2016 |

Peruvian judge must respect freedom of expression and annul defamation conviction for journalist

The Board of IPYS sends a letter to Judge Susan Katherine Coronado Zegarra, noting its concern after learning that the journalist Rafael León could be sentenced to three years in prison for criminal defamation.
22 April 2016 |

Outrage after "Ming Pao" executive chief editor fired

The IFJ and HKJA demand an immediate explanation from the Hong Kong-based newspaper "Ming Pao" about the sudden termination of the paper's executive chief editor.
22 April 2016 |

Detained Gambian journalist Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay disappears

Detained Gambian journalist Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay disappears While newspaper and official reports claim Ceesay has escaped from the hospital, many believe he has been killed.
22 April 2016 |

Political threats to media freedom undermine cornerstone of democracy in Japan

Political threats to media freedom undermine cornerstone of democracy in Japan Recent reports of increasing political pressure on the freedom of the media raise serious concerns that the Japanese government may be trying to prevent journalists from fulfilling their role as watchdogs of democracy.
21 April 2016 |

Chile planning to penalise leaks about judicial investigations

"Chile's deputies must choose transparency by voting against these 'gag laws', which are clearly designed to protect private interests and to conceal information that could compromise the government," said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.
21 April 2016 |

Radio journalist beaten by members of DRC national intelligence agency

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, in condemning the beating that Radio Tomisa journalist Badylon Kawanda received from members of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) in the southwestern city of Kikwit on 14 April.
21 April 2016 |

Bedoon rights activist and woman rights defender arrested in Kuwait

On 18 April 2016, Kuwaiti security forces arrested Bedoon human rights activist Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli. Human rights defender Rana Al-Sadoun, who was arrested two days previously, has since been released from prison on bail.
21 April 2016 |

Why Honduras is the most dangerous place in the world to defend the environment

Why Honduras is the most dangerous place in the world to defend the environment The assassination of prominent environmental activist Berta Cáceres has demonstrated that anyone who opposes the powerful interests in Honduras is in serious danger. How did we get here?
20 April 2016 |

Security and privacy: How civil society kept Santiago from being carried away by surveillance balloons

Security and privacy: How civil society kept Santiago from being carried away by surveillance balloons Paz Peña, Advocacy Director for Derechos Digitales tells IFEX about the ups and downs of their successful campaign to get a Chilean court to stop 24-hour, 360-degree surveillance in Santiago.
20 April 2016 |

Gambian opposition figure dies in custody

Solo Sandeng was leading a demonstration against President Jammeh's dictatorship and demanding electoral reforms on April 14, 2016 in the outskirts of Banjul. Along with more than 20 others he was arrested by paramilitary personnel and taken to Mile II Prison.


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