By striking down Section 66A, the Supreme Court has struck a blow for free expression in the world’s largest democracy.
The cartoon in question depicted the president meeting two officials outside his newly completed presidential palace, saying: "What a bland celebration. We could have at least sacrificed a journalist."
Said Jaddad, 48, a prominent pro-reform blogger, is being held at the detention facility in the southern city of Salalah.
The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) condemns continued unlawful and defamatory social media attacks on women journalists in Trinidad and Tobago.
The records of United Nations Human Rights Council members in addressing egregious rights violations in individual countries are scrutinized in the updated “VotesCount” website.
Copyright advocates maintain that the laws are an essential tool for stimulating creativity and the production of new songs. The "Blurred Lines" ruling proves exactly the opposite.
During his trial, the judge told Mohamed Mkhaïtir that he was accused of apostasy for "speaking lightly" of the Prophet Mohamed. This is the first death sentence imposed in Mauritania for apostasy since independence in 1960.
Four years ago, government security forces destroyed the Pearl Roundabout, a monument which served as the center of the February 2011 uprising and has since become a symbol of Bahrain's pro-democracy movement.
Than Htiak Thu, an editor with the weekly Myanmar Post, and Hsan Moe Tun a reporter with the same paper, are the first to be convicted of defamation since 2011, when current President, Thein Sein, took office.
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arbitrary detention of José Leonel Silva Guerrero, a correspondent for the Hablemos Press news agency. Silva believes that the raid was aimed at intimidating him after he reported on unexplained deaths in Holguín province.
According to the China Digital Times, the Chinese authorities ordered all media to only republish the report from Xinhua, the state-owned media agency and to ensure the news was not on the front page. All outlets were also ordered to shut down any commentary functions on online news.
Two days before Itai Dzamara's abduction, the activist delivered a speech at an opposition rally in Harare, offering solidarity with the Movement for Democratic Change party for mass protests against the deteriorating political and economic situation in Zimbabwe.
For World Poetry Day on 21 March, PEN International is calling attention to the cases of five persecuted poets worldwide.
Azerbaijanis protested the poor state of human rights in their country with 87 days to go until the inaugural European Games
Two gunmen shot dead an award-winning journalist and politician outside his house in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a, local and international news outlets reported.
"The Congolese Government must make a determined effort towards guaranteeing freedom of expression, including media freedom, and freedom of association and assembly in line with the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights in the country."
Carmen Aristegui, who hosted a weekday news radio program that, according to ratings, is in the top five most-listened-to talk shows in Mexico City, was fired after demanding that MVS radio reinstate two investigative reporters.
Ana Cristina Restrepo Jiménez, a widely read columnist for the dailies El Colombiano
of Medellín and El Espectador
newspaper of Bogotá, received a telephone call after she conducted interviews in a neighborhood in Medellín that is dominated by drug gangs.
The International Press Institute and 23 IFEX members sent a letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad calling for the release of lawyer and human rights defender Mazen Darwish ahead of his court hearing on 25 March 2015.
. . .
On March 16, 2015, Bangkok police charged four activists for violating the ban on political activity and holding a public gathering of more than five people.