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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CJFE says charges against journalist Justin Brake could cause a chill in reporting on controversies over resource development projects and Indigenous-led protests.
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.
The sentence against Tayseer al-Najjar was related to Facebook posts in which he criticized Egypt, Israel, and Gulf countries.
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.
Predators of press freedom have seized on the notion of “fake news” to muzzle the media on the pretext of fighting false information.
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.
A businesswoman in Kayunga District has been convicted and sentenced to a one year jail term for assaulting Sauti FM journalist Mukiibi Sula.
Mohamed Abazied, 40, lived in Daraa for six years prior to his death. His own home was destroyed in an airstrike last year.
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.
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.
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
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.
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On the 40th anniversary of Rodolfo Walsh’s murder in Argentina, one of his alleged killers is still awaiting extradition from Brazil.