Journalist and blogger Sergei Reznik is facing his second trial this week in Rostov-on-Don (South), only three weeks after a lengthy prison sentence for his colleague Aleksandr Tolmachev. Both are known for investigating corruption and criticizing local officials.
"Gao Yu's case is a frontal assault on freedom of expression and access to information," said Human Rights Watch. "China should drop the charges immediately or face widespread international condemnation."
Sedition charges were levied against prominent Iranian journalis Mashallah Shamsolvaezin after he made public speeches urging the government to release imprisoned journalists in Iran.
A group identifying itself as Islamist has claimed responsibility for three murders, including that of blogger Rajib Haider in 2013, and has named other future victims including blogger Asif Mohiuddin.
IFJ criticises Hong Kong's largest free-to-air television station, TVB, for penalizing three journalists who helped prepare a news report about seven policemen beating up an Occupy Movement protester in October.
Reporters Without Borders condemns a mounting campaign of harassment and intimidation of Belarusian journalists working for foreign media. It consists of raids, warnings and fines and could escalate still further in the run-up to next year’s presidential election.
Abdirisaq Ali Abdi was shot multiple times by unknown gunmen on 18 November 2014. His murder comes on the heels on the UN International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, and during IFEX's End Impunity campaign.
A bill introduced by members of the governing party would require Web sites and digital platforms to block "the dissemination of messages with discriminatory content … produced by the users."
In the event of renewed protests in Ferguson following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case , police should permit peaceful assembly and expression.
The National Council for Peace and Order is urged to immediately revoke Thailand's oppressive media laws. The call comes amid continued pressure on the media and journalists since the beginning of the year with the declaration of Martial Law.
Based on the idea that information should be at the heart of environmental protection policy, governments and civil society organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean - including ARTICLE 19 - have held intense discussions to reach an agreement that might serve as a reference for public policy around issues of access to information and the environment.
The United Nations Security Council should act on a historic General Assembly resolution by referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said.
Violence against journalists is becoming more and more common at all kinds of demonstrations in France, including the "Manif pour Tous" protests against same-sex marriage and the recent protests against the proposed Sivens Dam in the southern department of Tarn.
By not mentioning or addressing the right to privacy during the UPR, the review of Egypt's human rights situation will not include one of the most relevant and pressing issues facing Egyptians today.
58 people killed in a single attack, including 32 media workers. The failure to convict anyone in the 2009 Ampatuan Massacre case both reflects and nourishes the culture of impunity, everywhere.
Between 18 and 23 November, tweet for justice using the hashtag #AmpatuanMassacre. Your tweet will make a difference.
Information minister Lambert Mendé announced the closure of five opposition radio stations and the withdrawal of their licences in a communiqué broadcast by Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise on 14 November 2014.
The letter, recently discovered by historian and professor Beverly Gage, is a disturbing document, demonstrating what happens when the intelligence community takes the fruits of their surveillance and unleashes it on a target.
The world's leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report. The unwillingness to challenge violations of human rights, suppression of civil society, media restrictions etc. comes within the context of a mounting challenge to democratic institutions presented by authoritarian powers in Eurasia, the Middle East, China, and elsewhere.
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IFJ joins its affiliate the Cambodian Association for the Protection of Journalists in welcoming the sentencing of six killers in Kampong Chhang Provincial Court, following the brutal murder of a journalist in January.