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29 July 2014 |

Facebook urged to reject outside influence in Hong Kong

The IFJ urged social media platform Facebook to uphold freedom of expression and say no to outside influence, after many Hong Kong account holders expressed anger at perceived interference.
29 July 2014 |

Palestinian journalists find themselves caught in the crosshairs of the Israeli Defence Forces

Covering the military conflict and its ripple effects in Gaza and the West Bank, Palestinian media, including Hamas broadcast stations, find themselves in the IDF crosshairs.
29 July 2014 |

As the World Cup ends, the fight for journalist safety in Brazil goes into extra time

As the World Cup ends, the fight for journalist safety in Brazil goes into extra time It's inevitable that some of the world's attention will shift away from Brazil, so IFEX members are calling on the country's authorities to finally implement safety measures that could have prevented attacks on journalists during the World Cup.
28 July 2014 |

Net neutrality, "zero rating" and the global digital divide

Net neutrality, EFF's position on net neutrality simply calls for all data that travels over the Internet to be treated equally. This means that the organisation opposes ISPs blocking content based on its source or destination, or discriminating against certain applications, or imposing special access fees that would make it harder for small websites to reach their users.
28 July 2014 |

Uganda: Police attack journalists covering scuffle in Hoima Central Market

Uganda: Police attack journalists covering scuffle in Hoima Central Market On 23 July 2014, an armed policeman in Hoima assaulted Geoffrey Tumwesigye, accusing him of recording a scuffle between policemen and angry butchers. Another journalist, Vincent Arinaitwe, claimed being shot at as he was covering the same incident, but narrowly survived.
28 July 2014 |

UN: Political will the key to end impunity in media killings

For media freedom activists in Southeast Asia, where Philippines has the unfortunate label of being one of most dangerous countries for the media, the attitude of governments towards freedom of expression and media freedom can be best described as lukewarm or outright adversarial.
28 July 2014 |

The challenges of a female reporter in Pakistan

The challenges of a female reporter in Pakistan Nadia Sabohi, an investigative journalist for Geo TV News, writes about her experiences as a female reporter in Pakistan.
28 July 2014 |

IFEX welcomes appointment of Edison Lanza as new free expression rapporteur

IFEX welcomes appointment of Edison Lanza as new free expression rapporteur Uruguayan lawyer and journalist Edison Lanza has been selected as the next Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
28 July 2014 |

When it comes to surveillance equipment, what's selling and who's buying in Indonesia?

When it comes to surveillance equipment, what's selling and who's buying in Indonesia? While details of the sales are undisclosed we do know that the Indonesian government, like many, is buying equipment from companies that sell some of the most invasive products available with little oversight.
28 July 2014 |

Slow and steady: Hungary’s media clampdown

Slow and steady: Hungary’s media clampdown Over the past four years, Hungary has seen dozens of small, and not so small, encroachments on the right to free expression. Taken en masse, certain developments in Hungary indicate a clear trajectory towards authoritarian regulation of the media, and the situation is becoming increasingly dire.
28 July 2014 |

Iran: World's leading jailer of women journalists and netizens

Iran: World's leading jailer of women journalists and netizens Ten women who work in the media are currently behind bars in the Islamic Republic.
28 July 2014 |

Harsh defamation ruling in Cambodia has broader implications

CPJ expressed concern over the hefty financial damages imposed on British blogger Rupert Winchester, who is based in Phnom Penh. The ruling could have a detrimental effect on online commentary in Colombia.
28 July 2014 |

Campaigners: Five reasons why you need the IFEX Campaign Toolkit

Campaigners: Five reasons why you need the IFEX Campaign Toolkit From how to write a winning fundraising proposal to getting celebrity endorsement, IFEX's (free!) Campaign Toolkit gives you all you need to develop and implement a powerful campaign strategy.
25 July 2014 |

Nicaragua's journalists want protection against attacks by government supporters

Around 60 Nicaraguan journalists demonstrated outside national police headquarters on 17 July to demand effective police protection against violence by government supporters, who often use force to break up opposition protests.
25 July 2014 |

Critical Chinese blogger given six-year prison term

Dong Rubin, a Chinese businessman who has criticised the ruling Communist Party in his blogs, has been in prison since September 2013 and was recently sentenced to more than six years in prison.
25 July 2014 |

Four detained journalists appear in court in Burma on Emergency Provisions Act charges

The decision to go ahead with the prosecution of four journalists who were detained on charges of threatening state security is the latest move in an ongoing crackdown on freedom of information in Burma by the police and judicial authorities.
25 July 2014 |

Media muzzled in Pakistan's Waziristan offensive

The Pakistan military's public communications arm trumpeted a decisive victory in its ongoing offensive against alleged Pakistani Taliban strongholds in North Waziristan. But Shawal Valley residents who witnessed the attack and have since fled to internally displaced persons (IDP) camps had a different story.
25 July 2014 |

Russia: Repeal new TV advertising law

Russia: Repeal new TV advertising law The new amendments to the federal law “On Advertising” bans cable and satellite channels that charge viewers a subscription fee from receiving revenue for commercials in their programming. The law does not apply to Russian public TV channels, including nationwide channels owned or controlled by the Kremlin.
25 July 2014 |

Writers Maseko, Makhubu given two-year jail terms for contempt of court in Swaziland

The judge in charge of the case, Mpendulo Simelane, said the sentences were intended as “a deterrent not only to the appellants to abstain from similar behaviours in the future but also to others who may have a like-minded scheme in contemplation.”
25 July 2014 |

A list of journalists attacked by Israeli forces in Gaza

A list of journalists attacked by Israeli forces in Gaza The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate has published a list detailing the attacks that Israeli forces have carried out against journalists reporting on the crisis, including the 4 media workers who have been killed since the conflict began.


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