Police in Almaty accused Ermek Narymbaev organizing an unsanctioned protest after he wrote on Facebook that he was going to Almaty’s central square to hand-deliver a list of demands to local government representatives following the devaluation of the national currency.
While not legally binding, the manual poses a risk to global press freedom: Its abstruse instructions may be misunderstood by U.S. commanders as carte blanche to stop journalists from disseminating information.
In the past year, the Right to Know Right Now coalition has been systematising the coordination and documentation of experience in our information requests relating to our respective advocacies. It now plans to scale this up to include administrative and judicial interventions.
ARTICLE 19 has responded to the call for comment on the protection of journalists' sources and whistleblowers, made by the UN special rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression.
In the last 10 years, at least fifty Kurdish journalists and media workers have fled the country and sought asylum in European and American countries due to pressures by security forces.
Encryption is widely used by investigative journalists to protect the identity of sources and the integrity of communication with those sources. These tools have been at the centre of public debate since Edward Snowden's revelations on mass electronic surveillance came to light.
Alessandro Neves Augusto was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to 14 years and three months in prison for killing journalist Walgney Assis de Carvalho in the town of Coronel Fabriciano.
As it becomes clear that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has retained his premiership, ARTICLE 19 urges his new government to adopt the Draft Right to Information Bill, as promised in the previous parliamentary session.
"We call on Baku's counterparts in the international community to make any further dealings with Azerbaijan conditional on Ismayilova's release, as well as the release of all journalists locked up in this repressive state."
“It is the height of hypocrisy for the court in Mauritania to reaffirm these sentences against anti-slavery activists the same week that the government strengthened its laws against slavery.”
A new and deadly combination of ineffective protections for media workers, impunity for perpetrators, and official corruption is increasingly silencing journalists around the world.
Whether you want information on tips about visiting Trinidad and Tobago, such as what the weather will be like and health and safety information, or to discover what else this twin-island republic has to offer in terms of beaches, tours and excursions, you will find it here.
Threats against journalist Dayana Cieza began in mid-July, after she published a report showing benefits that are enjoyed by some inmates inside a prison in Lima.
On 16 August 2015, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir threatened to have journalists murdered if they “work against their country.” Three days later, reporter Peter Moi was gunned down outside his office in Juba.
The president of the Davao del Norte Press and Radio-TV Club (DNPRC) was shot by an unidentified man and later died in hospital. The executive vice president of the DNPRC that the killing might be related to his work as a board of director of DANECO.
For more than three decades, Eren Keskin, lawyer and advocate for women’s and minority rights, has suffered numerous trials, spent time in prison, lived under threat and, twice, attempts on her life.
Critics decried the law's broadly-worded grounds that can be used to deny demonstration permits; as well as its tortuous procedures that could be abused to infringe on people's civil liberties.
On 15 August 2015, President Rafael Correa signed a decree declaring a state of emergency throughout the country because of increased activity of the Cotopaxi volcano, and ordered prior censorship on the media and social networks regarding any information on the volcano.
Burmese authorities should immediately stop using abusive laws on association and expression to halt the activities of land rights activists, Human Rights Watch said.
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Sobir Valiev, deputy head of the Congress of Constructive Forces of Tajikistan, a peaceful opposition group, was detained on August 11, 2015, at the request of the Tajik government by Moldovan migration police in the Chisinau airport before boarding a flight to Istanbul.