The journalists were forced to leave the city of Kobani, northern Syria, after fighting intensified between Kurdish forces protecting the city and IS forces. They were among 265 Kurds who crossed the border to seek refuge in Turkey where they were taken into custody by Turkish authorities.
Canal Uno was fined US$ 10,200 for allegedly violating multiple articles of the Communications Law, concerning the reporting of restricted information about children, teenagers and ethical standards.
President Salva Kiir should veto a bill giving South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS) sweeping powers, a group of national and international human rights organizations said on 15 October 2014.
News reports say that a bus dropping off National Broadcasting Corporation staff was taken over by a group of men in Port Moresby. The men ordered the driver and all male staff out and drove off with the three women on board.
Libya’s journalists are still among the leading victims of the political turmoil and violence that have been a constant ever since Col. Gaddafi’s overthrow in the 2011 revolution.
Antonio Gamboa Urías has been the director of Nueva Prensa magazine for about ten years and has more than 18 years' experience as a journalist. The magazine touches on issues related to corruption and politics in the region of Los Mochis, Sinaloa.
Against the backdrop of the unprecedented crackdown on civil society, Khadija Ismayilova’s arrest on criminal defamation charges seems imminent and would confirm the authorities’ intent to silence all critical voices in the country.
On October 5 and 6, 2014, government security forces forcibly evicted about 70 female students from the Zahra dormitory complex in Khartoum, beating and arresting many students.
Media freedom suffered another blow in Macedonia when the appellate court confirmed that Fokus
magazine must pay almost ten thousand euros to a high government official for defamation.
Government control in Singapore grows as more websites must get onerous licenses.
Zainab al-Khawaja, who is eight months pregnant, was in court on 14 October to face charges relating to two previous incidents. She was arrested again in the courtroom for ripping up a photo of the King.
This report by Cathal Sheerin identifies several challenges to free expression in Kyrgyzstan, including restrictions on minority linguistic rights and proposed legislation to criminalise the so-called "propaganda" of "non-traditional" relationships.
“Murdering a presenter in a radio studio while he is on the air shows that violence against journalists knows no limits in Mexico," says Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles.
Martín Sabbatella, president of the Audiovisual Communication Services Federal Authority, announced that the government was rejecting Grupo Clarín's own restructuring plan and that he would use his authority to break it up.
Jaafar Al Hasabi, Mohammed Moosa Abd-Ali Ali, and Saeed Al-Shehabi each fled Bahrain to be safe. They thought coming to the U.K., and living in exile, would at least mean they would be outside the reach of the Bahraini government. But they were wrong.
A resolution issued by the Board of WAN-IFRA, on the eve of the World Publishing Expo in Amsterdam, calls for a concerted global effort to end impunity for the killers of journalists.
The report highlights incidents of Ebola-related freedom of expression violations, the challenges with respect to media freedom and professional reportage, and the positive and negative contributions of the media to prevent and contain the Ebola outbreak.
The bill would allow the government to ban French nationals from leaving the country on very broad grounds that could breach their right to free movement under international human rights law.
Journalist Taing Tri was killed in the early hours on 12 October 2014 in Kratie province while he was trying to photograph vehicles transporting illegal luxury wood.
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The IACHR submitted its request on 26 September after being contacted by Elisa Tabakman, who edits Angel Santiesteban-Prats' website and who had provided the IACHR with details of the psychological torture to which he has been subjected.