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6 August 2017 |

Yemeni journalists injured in airstrike

Yemeni journalists injured in airstrike

Shawqi Hussein, a reporter for the broadcaster Al-Maseerah, and cameraman Kamal al-Kabsi were injured in an airstrike on July 30, 2017, in the Shabwa province town of Bayhan, Yahya al-Kabsi, a graphic designer in Al-Maseerah's Beirut office, told CPJ.
5 August 2017 |

South Korea: Supreme Court affirms LGBT rights

South Korea: Supreme Court affirms LGBT rights South Korea's Supreme Court orders government to allow an LGBT rights foundation to legally register as a charity, ending a three-year struggle against multiple government agencies.
5 August 2017 |

"Daily Post" publishers ordered to pay US$180,000 in defamation suit

An Accra High Court has ordered the publishers of the Daily Post newspaper and its editor, Michael Dokosi, to pay an amount of GHC 800,000 (US$180,000) to a former Minister of State.
4 August 2017 |

Veteran journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk accused of sedition in Thailand

Veteran journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk accused of sedition in Thailand The police have informed Thai columnist Pravit Rojanaphruk that his Facebook posts criticising the military regime are seditious.
3 August 2017 |

Information is for everyone: Why literacy is a gender equality issue

Information is for everyone: Why literacy is a gender equality issue Literacy is not just about reading and writing. It is often the catalyst that allows women to have input into social and economic decisions that affect their lives.
3 August 2017 |

Russia: Journalist faces expulsion to Uzbekistan

Russia: Journalist faces expulsion to Uzbekistan Uzbek journalist and asylum-seeker Khodoberdi Nurmatov faces a risk of ill-treatment, including torture, if Russia returns him to Uzbekistan, Human Rights Watch said.
2 August 2017 |

Rights groups condemn extrajudicial execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil

Rights groups condemn extrajudicial execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil This statement was originally published on scm.bz on 2 August 2017.
1 August 2017 |

Global Voices honors the life of open web activist Bassel Khartabil, executed by the Syrian regime

Global Voices honors the life of open web activist Bassel Khartabil, executed by the Syrian regime A Creative Commons leader who was active in projects like Firefox and Wikipedia, Bassel Khartabil played a pivotal role in extending online access in Syria. His wife, and the world, recently learned he was executed in 2015.
1 August 2017 |

Urgent need to protect journalists brought to attention of IACHR during visit to Guatemala

Urgent need to protect journalists brought to attention of IACHR during visit to Guatemala With 19 deaths and over 250 attacks on journalists since 2013, press associations have asked the IACHR to recommend Guatemala create a Program for the Protection of Journalists as soon as possible.
1 August 2017 |

Broken hearts and stifled words: July in Africa

Broken hearts and stifled words: July in Africa Suna Venter's broken heart, silencing Sudan's FIFA suspension, the unsolved case of Burundi's Jean Bigirimana, policing police in Zimbabwe and more from Somalia, Senegal, Nigeria and South Sudan.
1 August 2017 |

Death in custody of a Nobel laureate, sentencing bloggers, and Pakistan's UN review

Death in custody of a Nobel laureate, sentencing bloggers, and Pakistan's UN review Last month in the Asia-Pacific region saw the death of China's most renowned political prisoner, harsh convictions against dissident bloggers in Vietnam, threats to encryption in Australia, concerns about PNG's cybercrime act, the first ever review of Pakistan's human rights record by the UN Human Rights Committee, and more.
1 August 2017 |

MENA round-up: Freedom of assembly and freedom of the press hit hardest in July

MENA round-up: Freedom of assembly and freedom of the press hit hardest in July This July, protesters in Israel and Morocco were met with violence and journalists were subjected to harassment and denial of access, Lebanon banned protests, and 150 organisations met in Doha to discuss threats to freedom of expression in general, and the case of Al Jazeera in particular.
31 July 2017 |

July in the Americas: Venezuela on verge of losing last vestiges of democracy

July in the Americas: Venezuela on verge of losing last vestiges of democracy As Venezuela collapses and impunity reigns in many countries in the region, a campaign to improve access to information for rural and indigenous communities in Mexico is fighting the negative trend.
31 July 2017 |

Summer madness in Europe: Fresh attacks on press, the internet and civil society

Summer madness in Europe: Fresh attacks on press, the internet and civil society In Europe and Central Asia, Turkey's ongoing persecution of independent voices dominated the headlines. But Poland, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine also found themselves in the spotlight of shame due to attacks on civil society, rule of law, the internet and the free press.
31 July 2017 |

UN Committee urges Pakistan to protect freedom of expression and fight impunity

UN Committee urges Pakistan to protect freedom of expression and fight impunity The UN Human Rights Committee has published its Concluding Observations regarding the situation in Pakistan. The Experts heeded concerns noted by the PPF, IFEX and RIDH in their alternative report and called for the State to guarantee the rights to freedom of expression and privacy, and to end impunity.
31 July 2017 |

Israeli forces target journalists, raid media offices in midst of Aqsa crisis

Israeli forces target journalists, raid media offices in midst of Aqsa crisis MADA has expressed concern over the recent attacks on journalists and the raid on the offices of PAL-Media in Ramallah and a number of other media agencies.
30 July 2017 |

IRFS condemns "politically-motivated" verdict against "Azadliq" executive director Faig Amirli

IRFS condemns IRFS calls on Azerbaijan to immediately release Azadliq executive director Faig Amirli and to stop the harassment of the newspaper and its staff.
30 July 2017 |

Brunei government employee charged with sedition over Facebook post

Brunei government employee charged with sedition over Facebook post A government employee in Brunei was charged with violating the Sedition Act over a Facebook post criticising the Halal certification policy of the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
28 July 2017 |

After Liu Xiaobo: Tributes, ramped-up censorship, and calls to free Liu Xia

After Liu Xiaobo: Tributes, ramped-up censorship, and calls to free Liu Xia After his death, not only was Liu's name censored on social media platforms, even phrases containing the word "thunder" - a homophone for "tears" in Chinese - and the candle emoji were removed by censors.
28 July 2017 |

Vietnamese activist Trần Thị Nga sentenced to 9 years for 'propaganda'

Vietnamese activist Trần Thị Nga sentenced to 9 years for 'propaganda' Vietnamese activist Trần Thị Nga was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years of house arrest for "conducting propaganda against the State."


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