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21 March 2017 |

Award-winning activist Ahmed Mansoor detained by Emirati security forces

Award-winning activist Ahmed Mansoor detained by Emirati security forces Ahmed Mansoor’s arrest and detention in an unknown location is extremely alarming. The UAE authorities routinely torture human rights defenders and other activists whom they detain in secret detention facilities without access to their lawyers or families.
21 March 2017 |

Ethiopia, DRC & Mali: 183 killed in protests between July-December 2016

Ethiopia, DRC & Mali: 183 killed in protests between July-December 2016 A total of 183 deaths were recorded from July to December 2016 following clashes between protestors and security agents in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali. To date, not one security agent has been prosecuted for any of the killings in the three countries.
21 March 2017 |

Media freedom group to address impunity, censorship in mission to The Gambia

Media freedom group to address impunity, censorship in mission to The Gambia The unexpected defeat of Yahya Jammeh in the 2016 elections and the subsequent assumption of power of President Adama Barrow opens a window of opportunity for press freedom, freedom of expression and media development.
21 March 2017 |

Police prevent journalists from attending press conference in Kashmir

Police prevent journalists from attending press conference in Kashmir Police in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir should allow journalists to work without harassment, and should take disciplinary action against officers filmed attacking journalists.
19 March 2017 |

Free but poor: Challenges to the media in covering the 2017 Timor Leste elections

Free but poor: Challenges to the media in covering the 2017 Timor Leste elections As Timor-Leste conducts its fourth regular national elections, the country's free but resource-poor media is challenged to provide a fair coverage of an increasingly complex political context.
17 March 2017 |

Two Peruvian journalists' bodies found days apart

Authorities in Peru are urged to investigate all theories into the deaths of two journalists in apparently separate incidents whose remains were found just days apart in recent weeks.
17 March 2017 |

Journalists, telegram administrators arrested and intimidated ahead of Iran elections

Journalists, telegram administrators arrested and intimidated ahead of Iran elections The recent arrests and intimidation of administrators and journalists using the social media platform Telegram, risks silencing citizens who seek to exercise their right to expression and information during the election process.
17 March 2017 |

Ruling in journalist's civil case highlights failure to protect the public interest

Ruling in journalist's civil case highlights failure to protect the public interest CJFE says charges against journalist Justin Brake could cause a chill in reporting on controversies over resource development projects and Indigenous-led protests.
17 March 2017 |

Concern over continuing harassment of Burmese editor

Concern over continuing harassment of Burmese editor Swe Win, chief editor of Myanmar Now news agency, was verbally threatened and almost assaulted by three men. He had previously received death threats for reporting on the murder of an NLD legal advisor.
17 March 2017 |

UAE sentences Jordanian journalist to three years in prison

UAE sentences Jordanian journalist to three years in prison The sentence against Tayseer al-Najjar was related to Facebook posts in which he criticized Egypt, Israel, and Gulf countries.
16 March 2017 |

Luxembourg: RSF condemns convictions of LuxLeaks whistleblowers on appeal

Luxembourg: RSF condemns convictions of LuxLeaks whistleblowers on appeal RSF regrets the disturbing decision by a Luxembourg appeal court to impose a suspended prison sentence and fines on the two "LuxLeaks" whistleblowers who exposed the country's gigantic system of tax avoidance for multinationals.
16 March 2017 |

Predators of press freedom use fake news as a censorship tool

Predators of press freedom use fake news as a censorship tool Predators of press freedom have seized on the notion of “fake news” to muzzle the media on the pretext of fighting false information.
16 March 2017 |

54 Nigerian stations shut down

54 Nigerian stations shut down With 54 TV and radio stations shut down, and another 120 possibly on the chopping block, Nigerians will have much fewer options to get their news from.
16 March 2017 |

Ugandan businesswoman sentenced to prison for assaulting radio journalist

Ugandan businesswoman sentenced to prison for assaulting radio journalist A businesswoman in Kayunga District has been convicted and sentenced to a one year jail term for assaulting Sauti FM journalist Mukiibi Sula.
15 March 2017 |

Syrian journalist killed by airstrike in Daraa

Syrian journalist killed by airstrike in Daraa Mohamed Abazied, 40, lived in Daraa for six years prior to his death. His own home was destroyed in an airstrike last year.
15 March 2017 |

Palestinian security forces attack journalists during Ramallah protests

Palestinian security forces attack journalists during Ramallah protests At least four journalists were assaulted by police officers with cudgels despite the fact that all journalists were previously identified by police and were known to security forces.
15 March 2017 |

Tabloid columnist gunned down in Masbate, Philippines

Tabloid columnist gunned down in Masbate, Philippines If proven work-related, the killing of tabloid columnist Joaquin Briones would be the 154th case of a journalist killed in the Philippines in the line of duty since 1986.
15 March 2017 |

Somali cameraman wounded in Mogadishu car bomb attack

Somali cameraman wounded in Mogadishu car bomb attack Abdihamid Mohamed Osman, a Somali cameraman and video editor with Universal TV, was seriously wounded on 12 March 2017 when a bomb attached to his car exploded in Mogadishu’s Hamar-weyne district while heading to work
15 March 2017 |

At UNHRC, rights groups highlight deterioration of media freedom in Turkey

At UNHRC, rights groups highlight deterioration of media freedom in Turkey Over 70 rights and expression organisations worldwide entreated the UN Human Rights Council's 34th session to call on Turkey to take immediate steps to address the ongoing free expression crisis in the country.
14 March 2017 |

Remembering Rodolfo Walsh, Argentinian writer and revolutionary

Remembering Rodolfo Walsh, Argentinian writer and revolutionary On the 40th anniversary of Rodolfo Walsh’s murder in Argentina, one of his alleged killers is still awaiting extradition from Brazil.


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