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27 August 2014 |

Soldiers harass Nigerian daily over report on military

Soldiers harass Nigerian daily over report on military On 21 August 2014, soldiers stormed the offices of the Daily Trust in Maiduguri after a story published by the paper alleged that Nigerian soldiers had refused orders to fight Boko Haram militants until they received better weapons, according to news reports.
27 August 2014 |

Why two renowned Internet activists are boycotting the Internet Governance Forum in Turkey

Why two renowned Internet activists are boycotting the Internet Governance Forum in Turkey This year’s Internet Governance Forum is taking place in Istanbul. But Yaman Akdeniz and Kerem Altiparmak are boycotting it. Here they explain why.
26 August 2014 |

Suspects in murder of Brazilian journalist to face jury trial

Five people accused in the 2012 murder of Valerio Luiz will face trial; the killing was allegedly linked to the journalist's criticism of the Atletico Goianiense football team.
26 August 2014 |

Several journalists attacked while covering 'Freedom March' in Pakistan

Several journalists attacked while covering 'Freedom March' in Pakistan On August 25, 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists called on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets were attacked while covering the "Freedom March", according to news reports.
26 August 2014 |

Dissenting Chinese cartoonist has online accounts shut down

Dissenting Chinese cartoonist has online accounts shut down After prominent online cartoonist Wang Liming posted a cartoon satirising Hong Kong's anti-Occupy Movement, all his Mainland online microblog accounts were shut down without explanation. Moreover, an article labelling Wang a "pro-Japan traitor" appeared in various media outlets.
26 August 2014 |

DRC: Information ministry bans 61 newspapers, declares 75 others defunct

DRC: Information ministry bans 61 newspapers, declares 75 others defunct A new decree has declared 75 newspapers defunct for failing to publish for the past three years, and another has banned 61 other newspapers on the grounds that they have no legal existence.
26 August 2014 |

Egypt's nascent street art movement under pressure

Egypt's nascent street art movement under pressure A proposed draft law banning so-called “abusive graffiti art” — if passed — may likely restrict artistic expression and may spell the end of the graffiti tradition, even before it fully emerges.
25 August 2014 |

Authorities in Inner Mongolia cut communication channels for prisoner's family

IFJ condemns the authorities' actions in abruptly disconnecting communications channels for the family of Hada, a prisoner in Inner Mongolia. Communication channels were disconnected after the family voiced concern on the internet about Hada's illegal detention, which has continued for almost four years.
25 August 2014 |

Killing of James Foley: Banning us from watching video of a criminal act is a step too far

We should not feed the flames of the propagandists by mindlessly sharing their videos, but nor should we make the mistake of assuming that global corporations, or indeed police forces, should decide who sees what, says Index on Censorship.
25 August 2014 |

Despite Pakistani concerns over digital surveillance, snags in hearing of FinFisher case

While digital surveillance is increasingly becoming a concern among common citizens all over the world, the hearing for a public interest litigation case is continuously hitting snags at Lahore High Court. A petition was filed by Bytes For All Pakistan in May 2013, on suspicion that digital surveillance is targeting Pakistani human rights defenders, civil society organisations and citizens.
25 August 2014 |

Human rights concerns as junta leader named prime minister in Thailand

"Three months under military rule, the junta continues to show contempt for fundamental rights and freedoms," HRW said. "Criticism is prosecuted, political activity is banned, free speech is censored and subjected to punishment, and several hundred people have been arbitrarily detained."
25 August 2014 |

Journalist intimidated while covering traffic accident in Novi Sad, Serbia

Journalist intimidated while covering traffic accident in Novi Sad, Serbia A journalist from Novi Sad 'Radio 021' was surrounded by men in plain clothes who told him not to take photographs of a traffic accident that he was covering. The incident occurred less than a month after the adoption of new media laws, which were expected to improve media freedom in Serbia.
25 August 2014 |

German broadcaster questioned on sacking of Chinese blogger

Chinese journalists and activists have questioned the motivations of Germany's international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), after it chose not to renew the contract of prominent Chinese activist Su Yutong.
25 August 2014 |

Venezuela's unchecked repression ensures further unrest

The international press has largely shifted its focus away from Venezuela, but government repression has continued in less conspicuous forms.
25 August 2014 |

Mozambique: Access to information bill approved by Parliamentary Assembly

Mozambique: Access to information bill approved by Parliamentary Assembly If passed, Mozambique will become the fourth country in southern Africa to adopt an access to information law.
25 August 2014 |

Gunmen storm Libyan TV station, kidnap its employees

On 24 August 2014, militias affiliated with the Fajr Libya coalition stormed the headquarters of Alassema TV in Tripoli, damaged its property, and abducted its employees.
25 August 2014 |

Kuwait's telecom law violates free speech

Kuwait’s new telecommunications law gives the government sweeping powers to block content, deny access to the Internet, and revoke licenses without giving reasons.
25 August 2014 |

Kidnapped in Syria: US freelance journalist Peter Theo Curtis released

Peter Theo Curtis was held captive by the al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra since October 2012, according to U.S officials and news reports.
25 August 2014 |

Fund It! What you need to know to create winning fundraising proposals

Fund It! What you need to know to create winning fundraising proposals Find the money to get the work done with the IFEX Campaign Toolkit!
24 August 2014 |

Employees demanding salary hike hinder newspaper circulation in Nepal

The Press and Publication Workers' Organization obstructed the printing and dissemination of the "Kantipur" and "Kathmandu Post" dailies for two days.


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