The IFJ joins the Nepal International Partnership Mission in outlining a number of key recommendations to the draft constitution to ensure the promotion and support of freedom of expression, media freedom and the right to information in Nepal.
Ilya Goryachev was sentenced to life in prison, in connection with the 2009 fatal attack on human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov, in which Novaya Gazeta
journalist Anastasiya Baburova was also killed.
Opposition activists were sentenced to jail time ranging from 7 to 20 years in connection with July 2014 protests. The convictions are based on trumped-up charges and characterised by a total disrespect for fair trial rights, say civil society groups.
Nour Edine Mbarki was charged in connection with publishing a photograph of a car that purportedly transported the gunman in the June 27 attack on a Sousse beach that killed at least 39 people.
On 21 July 2015, three journalists were suspended over hosting opposition politician Kizza Besigye on Baba FM radio, without permission from the radio management.
Publishers, editors and media companies should be added to law amendments lifting criminal fines from journalists. "We welcome the law amendment removing fines from journalists as a sign that Fiji is finally turning back towards a free media environment," says PFF Chair Titi Gabi.
Photojournalist Jala al-Abadi, father of two, is the third journalist to be killed in Iraq this year following the deaths of Iraqi photographer Adnan Abdul Razzaq and reporter Ali Ansari.
As they take on investigative reporting functions, documentary filmmakers should adopt the model of the press freedom community to protect themselves and their sources from threats both old and new.
Outside the United Nations building in Geneva, Switzerland, Ali Lmrabet is in his 28th day of hunger strike. The journalist and satirist is protesting what he sees as the latest bid from his country Morocco to stop him from doing his job.
The move follows the highly publicised trial of Delo
investigative journalist Anuška Delić on charges of publishing classified state intelligence after she revealed links between the Slovenian neo-Nazi group Blood and Honour and members of the Slovenian Democratic Party in a 2011 exposé.
Thirteen people who were detained in the course of an unprecedented nationwide attack on human rights lawyers remain in police custody incommunicado, leaving them vulnerable to torture and other abuses.
This is the first time Malaysia has publicly acknowledged blocking a political website, and it is particularly notable because the case strikes at the heart of political corruption within the country.
Spanish freelance journalists Ángel Sastre, Antonio Pampliega, and José Manuel López have been missing for more than a week. The men were last known to be in Aleppo. Freelance Japanese reporter Jumpei Yasuda was last heard from on 23 June when he said he planned to enter Syria from Turkey.
Following a fact-finding visit to Paraguay, the IFEX-ALC submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council, detailing the context for free expression in the country and recommending the creation of a special unit for crimes against journalists.
In a "letter from the grave" written on behalf of human rights defenders, journalists, students and activists, Gambian president Yahya Jammeh is confronted on the human rights violations committed with impunity under his 21-year rule.
The challenge will be filed with the Ontario Superior Court on the grounds that specific sections of Bill C-51 violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in a manner that is not justified in a free and democratic society.
People facing jail terms in Ecuador for participating in anti-government protests can appeal under a new law, but the courts have repeatedly stalled on hearing their cases. The convictions are based on overly broad definitions of crimes that are no longer applicable.
In email correspondence with CPJ, a Vietnamese blogger's sister spoke about the blogger's dire situation and renewed her family's call for Tan's immediate and unconditional release.
A publisher and a reporter were summoned to the gendarmerie in Dakar on 15 July and questioned for several hours about a report that Senegalese troops were being sent to participate in the Saudi-led military operations in Yemen.
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Globe International Center (GIC) strongly condemns the detention of S.Battulga, a female journalist from info.mn website, and calls for her immediate release.