The Hong Kong government should quash the convictions of the students and revise the Public Order Ordinance to bring it in line with international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said.
The three arrests of Azamn journalists are not isolated incidents. The Government of Oman has been recently stifling expressions of free press and free speech.
A revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced the prominent Iranian journalist Issa Saharkhiz to three years in jail on August 8 for "insulting the Supreme Leader" and "propagating against the state," according to his lawyer, Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei, and news reports.
IFEX members protest the impact on free expression of the overly broad bill, adopted on 12 August.
How do players in the free speech community, such as NGOs and journalists, make it safer to be a whistleblower? By providing secure digital platforms designed to connect them and the journalists who use the leaked information.
New anonymous death threats have been made against staff members of a Palestinian human rights organization advocating an investigation by the International Criminal Court into alleged war crimes in Palestine.
On 13 August 2016, fully geared Police Support Unit officers and the National Security Agency of Liberia were seen barricading the premises of Radio LIB24. The event occurred barely 24 hours after The Costa Show analyzed a Global Witness corruption report on Liberia.
"Too little too late" from opposition parties as new law is set to criminalize dissent of all types.
IFEX members call on the Government of Bahrain to stop the and judicial harassment and reprisals against Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman.
Jail sentences, torture and disappearances make the headlines. But, as rights defenders in Bahrain, Egypt and Turkey have found out, other forms of harassment can leave deep scars too.
Serious concerns follow the deployment of Angolan military police over protests against the demolition of 625 homes.
The suspension and even sacking of police officers, especially such senior figures, was dramatic and could be a sign that there will be accountability for what happened on July 29, when police violently dispersed a crowd of protesters.
Examining Latin America's growing enthusiasm for investing in surveillance...and its lackadaisical privacy legislation.
This continuous misleading of the citizenry on what constitutes cyber terrorism instills fear and self-censorship among citizens when exercising their rights to free expression, access to information and freedom of conscience.
The editor of Najot
, a newspaper linked to the opposition Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), Khikmatullo Sayfullozoda was arrested on 16 September 2015, at the same time as the IRPT’s leaders, and was sentenced to 16 years in prison on 2 June 2016.
IFJ criticises the recent action of the Chinese authorities to attempt to influence the reporting of Hong Kong and Taiwan media at key court cases, and demands the authorities immediately cease this practice.
“The use of malware to spy on and intimidate dissidents beyond their borders is an increasingly common tactic employed by oppressive governments,” said Eva Galperin, Global Policy Analyst at EFF and one of the report’s authors.
"All of this process and the absurd conclusion demonstrate that in Ecuador, you can't do investigative journalism, that the Communications Law is made to shut up journalists who make the authorities uncomfortable," says journalist Janet Hinostroza.
"This is about more than forcing Ida Sawyer out of Congo, but is a brazen attempt to muzzle reporting on the government’s brutal repression of those supporting presidential term limits."
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Latin America is, by far, the most dangerous region in the world for environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs), who face violence, threats, surveillance and arbitrary detention.