A hostage in Syria since 14 August 2012, Austin Tice completed his 1,000th day in captivity last week.
Charged under the Sedition Act in Malaysia, internationally known political cartoonist Zunar could face 43 years in jail for a tweet.
This statement was originally published on cpj.org
on 13 May 2015.
While the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill is well positioned for passage, Congress will be working within a very tight timetable. The Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition has set up an online Congress Action on FOI tracker to monitor developments in the coming days, weeks, and months.
In the run-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May, planned activities in Burundi, Myanmar, India, Jamaica, and Bangladesh offer a sample of what is being done to counter discrimination even in hostile environments.
The campaign was launched by I'lam Media Center, a Palestinian NGO that works to protect citizens' freedom of expression and give them a sense of control and empowerment.
“Fear still hangs over the people of Uzbekistan.” On 13 May 2005, government forces killed hundreds of protesters who had gathered to speak out against poverty and government repression.
A court order in Venezuela prevents 22 executives and representatives of news media, who are involved in a lawsuit filed by National Assembly President, from leaving the country.
The "Putin. War" report was published online on 12 May 2015. The bulk of the research and writing was done by Boris Nemtsov, an opposition figure who was murdered in February 2015.
Rasool Dawar, a special correspondent for Geo TV hailing from North Waziristan, left Peshawar in the last week stating that he felt insecure in the region, where he has been twice detained for hours under 'extremely torturous conditions' by the security agencies.
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Experts at the UN warn of both the substance of agreements like the TPP and the secretive, corporate-dominated process.
Ananta Bijoy Das is the third blogger killed in Bangladesh in three months; all criticised fundamentalism and promoted freedom of thought and expression.
Burkina Faso’s Higher Council for Communication's communiqué said public health programmes and programmes of a recreational, sentimental or cultural nature were exempted from the ban "as long as they stayed within their subject."
A defamation reform bill pending before the Lithuanian Parliament would constitute a welcome step in the right direction, but should be further amended to meet international standards, the International Press Institute (IPI) and Article 19 said, following a joint two-day mission to Lithuania.
Journalist Raed Al-Joubouri’s murder at his Baghdad home last week comes just days after another journalist, Thaer Alali, was publicly killed by ISIS.
In the months leading up to local elections in DRC there have been weeks of internet outages, social media blocks and closures of media outlets.
AJI welcomes President Joko Widodo's statement that he would open wide the gates for foreign journalists to carry out their journalistic duties in Papua. AJI will closely monitor the implementation of this promise.
The IFJ and the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) demand a full investigation into the secret acquittal of the unnamed soldiers charged with murdering Burmese freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing in 2014.
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Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by a wave of violence against journalists in Mexico in which the latest victim, radio presenter Bernardo Javier Cano Torres, was abducted near the troubled city of Iguala.