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20 November 2014 |

Russia: Relentless legal persecution of two journalists in Rostov-on-Don

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.
20 November 2014 |

On eve of veteran journalist's trial, China urged to drop criminal charges against her

"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."
20 November 2014 |

Iran urged to drop sedition charges against journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin

Sedition charges were levied against prominent Iranian journalis Mashallah Shamsolvaezin after he made public speeches urging the government to release imprisoned journalists in Iran.
20 November 2014 |

Bloggers on hit-list posted by supposed Islamist group in Bangladesh

Bloggers on hit-list posted by supposed Islamist group in Bangladesh 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.
20 November 2014 |

Hong Kong TV station punishes journalists over report on police assault

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.
20 November 2014 |

More and more freelance journalists are being prosecuted in Belarus

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.
20 November 2014 |

Somali journalist murdered in Puntland on heels of campaign against impunity

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.
20 November 2014 |

Bill in Argentinian legislature could give online platforms power to censor users

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."
19 November 2014 |

Law enforcement must respect rights of protesters in Ferguson, U.S.

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.
19 November 2014 |

Thai journalists call for revocation of oppressive media laws

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.
19 November 2014 |

Understanding Principle 10: Protecting the environment via access to information

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.
19 November 2014 |

North Korea: UN condemns crimes against humanity

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.
19 November 2014 |

Alarming rise in violence against journalists covering protests in France

Alarming rise in violence against journalists covering protests in France 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.
19 November 2014 |

A missed opportunity to address threats to Egyptians' right to privacy

A missed opportunity to address threats to Egyptians' right to privacy 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.
18 November 2014 |

IFEX calls for an end to impunity for the Ampatuan Massacre

IFEX calls for an end to impunity for the Ampatuan Massacre 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.
18 November 2014 |

Keep the memory of the Ampatuan Massacre victims alive

Keep the memory of the Ampatuan Massacre victims alive Between 18 and 23 November, tweet for justice using the hashtag #AmpatuanMassacre. Your tweet will make a difference.
17 November 2014 |

DRC: Terrorism claims used to silence radio stations in Nord-Kivu

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.
17 November 2014 |

FBI's letter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reveals dangers of unchecked surveillance

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.
17 November 2014 |

U.S., Europe, others fall short in speaking out and supporting democracy

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.
17 November 2014 |

Victory against impunity: Cambodian journalist killers charged

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.


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