Ashraf Fayadh, a poet, was first detained in August 2013 in relation to his collection of poems, Instructions Within. According to reports, Fayadh, originally sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes in May 2014, is now due to be executed following a retrial.
Bassel Khartabil, a defender of freedom expression being held in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance may be facing a death sentence. International rights organisations have joined forces to call for his immediate release.
A renowned spiritual leader, scholar, dissident and many-times Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Thich Quang Do, 87, has spent more than three decades in detention in Vietnam for his peaceful advocacy of religious freedom, democracy and human rights.
Each year, the IFJ Gender Council stands in solidarity with the UN Campaign to Eliminate Violence Against Women on 25 November by highlighting our campaign to eliminate violence against women journalists.
Journalist João Muniz told CPJ his house was shot at and that he believes his reporting on land disputes was the reason for the attack.
The detention of the Zone 9 bloggers in 2014 became an international cause célèbre, and the release of the last of them in October was greeted with euphoria. But the regime’s crackdown on dissent continues unabated.
Someone who sent a Facebook message to LaRepública.ec expressed his desire to burn the outlet’s facilities with all its staff inside, while another suggested they should be bombed.
On 19 November 2015, Member of the European Parliament Mr. Pier Antonio Panzeri, together with 80 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), issued a letter to Bahrain’s King Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, calling on the Bahraini government to immediately lift the travel ban and drop all charges against human rights defender Nabeel Rajab.
Sitiveni Moce, a photojournalist with the "Fiji Times" and "Fiji Sun" died from injuries sustained in the line of work as he covered the semi-civilian coup in Suva in 2000 and then again during the December 2006 coup.
Honduran human rights defender and journalist Dina Meza faces regular personal threats as she works to challenge the appalling state of human rights in her country.
While this year’s country reports by the European Commission on enlargement countries highlight some successes in other areas, the verdict on freedom of expression is overwhelmingly negative.
The proposed changes would scrap the law’s minimum limit for compensation in defamation cases and institute a mandatory 20-day pre-trial period during which the impugned media outlet would have the opportunity to publish a retraction.
A number of organisations and concerned supporters have called on the Canadian government to act on behalf of one of its citizens, Monika Mistry, to help her Bangladeshi husband recover in safety from a brutal attack he suffered in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A new Privacy International investigation reveals Microsoft's complicity in a serious case of Government persecution in Thailand. It is a shocking example of how Western companies not only work with governments that fall considerably short of international human rights standards, but can actually facilitate abuses of human rights.
Article 497 of the law proposes a prison sentence of up to two years and a fine up to 2 million CFA francs for "the publication, dissemination, or reproduction by any means whatsoever of false news, fabricated parts, falsified or falsely attributed to third parties where, in bad faith, this disturbs the public peace, or is likely to disturb it," according to news reports.
Ítalo Eduardo Diniz Barros, who also worked as a press officer for a mayor, often criticized local authorities in his blog, according to colleagues and local news reports.
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Journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fitiipaldi are being investigated over their books 'Avarizia' and 'Via Crucis', which examine Vatican finances.
Jack Highberger, an emmy-award winning reporter for Fox 9 (KMSP-TV) in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, was arrested Monday evening while covering a Black Lives Matter protest on the side of highway I-94.
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The Phnom Penh municipal court issued an arrest warrant for Cambodian National Rescue Party ("CNRP") President Sam Rainsy, in what was clearly a politically motivated move. This is the latest in a series of actions taken against the political opposition, which violate both the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia and international human rights standards.