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13 January 2017 |

Bombings near Afghanistan parliament kill TV journalist, female employee

Bombings near Afghanistan parliament kill TV journalist, female employee A double bombing by the Taliban near the Afghan parliament building killed dozens of people including a TV journalist and one of the channel's female employees and wounded three other media staff.
13 January 2017 |

Hong Kong journalists try range of models to battle press freedom challenges

A new Chinese-language website pledging to provide Hong Kong with "independent, accurate and fair" news is the latest journalism venture to open in the city, in an attempt to counter increasing Chinese control of the media.
12 January 2017 |

Regulations are a bigger threat than fake news

Regulations are a bigger threat than fake news Fabricated or inaccurate news stories are not new; they are the inevitable price we pay to enjoy our precious right to free expression.
12 January 2017 |

Tunisian journalists missing in Libya reported killed

Tunisian journalists missing in Libya reported killed A Libyan detainee believed to be a member of the group said in an interview aired on Saturday on private channel Libya Al-Hadath that he had witnessed the execution of Sofiène Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari in the eastern port city of Derna in 2015.
12 January 2017 |

Cameroon puts Hot Cocoa on ice

Cameroon puts Hot Cocoa on ice Cameroon's suspension of a local radio station is the latest move to stifle discussion over ongoing English-French conflict.
12 January 2017 |

Rights groups demand justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov tortured in Azerbaijan

Rights groups demand justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov tortured in Azerbaijan Rights groups condemn the abduction and torture of journalist and IRFS chairman Mehman Huseynov and call on Azerbaijan’s authorities for accountability.
11 January 2017 |

Saudi human rights defenders under fire

An ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia sees two men arrested and another sentenced to eight years in prison.
11 January 2017 |

New resource offers best practices on digital security for journalists in distress

New resource offers best practices on digital security for journalists in distress The online hub created by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression provides information, best practices and links to resources about digital security that help Internet users protect themselves against online vulnerabilities.
11 January 2017 |

Abduction and torture of blogger and IFEX member Mehman Huseynov

Abduction and torture of blogger and IFEX member Mehman Huseynov In recent weeks, Huseynov had produced a series of investigative reports on villas he alleges belong to state ministers and parliamentarians. He is the chairman of the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety; the previous chairman, journalist Rasim Aliyev, was beaten to death in August 2015 in Baku.
10 January 2017 |

Gunmen shoot at home of Mexican indigenous rights reporter

Gunmen shoot at home of Mexican indigenous rights reporter Unidentified assailants attacked the home of Mexican journalist Gabriel Valencia Juárez at about 10:15 p.m. on December 31, 2016. Valencia was only a meter from where one of the 9mm caliber bullets struck a piece of furniture.
10 January 2017 |

Building Syria’s surveillance state: A Privacy International investigation

Building Syria’s surveillance state: A Privacy International investigation The lead up to the Arab Spring was open season for surveillance companies — they provided technologies to eager government clients widely known to be publicly engaged in repression.
10 January 2017 |

Four bloggers, social media activists go missing in Pakistan

Four bloggers, social media activists go missing in Pakistan Four bloggers and social media activists known for airing views critical of authority, extremism and intolerance, have gone missing from Islamabad, Lahore and Nankana Sahib, in Punjab province.
9 January 2017 |

Compulsory parliamentary broadcast overrides planned programming on radio, TV stations

On January 5th, 2017, the live broadcasts of open-signal radio stations were obstructed, during the swearing-in of the new board of directors of the National Assembly (AN), the highest legislative entity.
9 January 2017 |

The Sewol disaster: Government under fire for alleged artist blacklist scandal

The Sewol disaster: Government under fire for alleged artist blacklist scandal High level government officials accused of creating a 'blacklist' against 9,743 artists in South Korea for their criticism of President Park Geun-hye are now themselves under investigation.
9 January 2017 |

Chechen journalist's jail sentence confirmed; torture and forced confession claims ignored

RSF deplores the decision by Chechnya's supreme court to confirm the three-year jail sentence that the young journalist Zhalaudi Geriyev received in September 2016 on a clearly trumped-up charge of drug possession.
9 January 2017 |

Draft UK law empowers the wealthy and threatens independent journalism

Draft UK law empowers the wealthy and threatens independent journalism Section 40 is part of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, which deals with a whole range of issues but also implemented some of the recommendations contained in the Leveson Report into phone hacking by newspapers.
9 January 2017 |

World Bank should pressure Kyrgyzstan for release of independent journalist

World Bank should pressure Kyrgyzstan for release of independent journalist In a letter to Jim Yong Kim, CPJ requests that he use his authority as president of the World Bank to engage with Kyrgyz authorities and call for the release of jailed independent Azimjon Askarov.
9 January 2017 |

Opposition sympathizers arrested for wearing #Gambiahasdecided shirts

Opposition sympathizers arrested for wearing #Gambiahasdecided shirts The government of President Yahya Jammeh, defeated in Gambia’s December presidential election, has arbitrarily arrested opposition sympathizers and closed three independent radio stations in the past week.
9 January 2017 |

Why UN Special Rapporteur had to cancel planned visit to the Philippines

Why UN Special Rapporteur had to cancel planned visit to the Philippines In November 2016, UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard welcomed the Philippine government's invitation to investigate the alleged cases of killings of drug suspects. Things turned south the following month and the visit was cancelled.
9 January 2017 |

Bahrain’s New Year of Oppression

Bahrain’s New Year of Oppression The Bahraini authorities are starting 2017 with more oppression and practising human rights violations against the people, as indicated by cases documented by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR).


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