Six years ago today began the largest protest movement in Bahrain’s history. Six years on, the situation has regrettably grown increasingly worse.
Two Brazilian journalists investigating a continent-wide corruption ring were detained over the weekend in Venezuela, according to press reports. Separately, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced at a rally that he wanted CNN out of the country.
Populist and nationalist gains in democratic states and brazen acts of aggression by authoritarian powers have affected the global climate for rights, according to Freedom in the World 2017
, Freedom House’s annual report on political rights and civil liberties.
Media worker Taimor Abbas was killed when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired at the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of Samaa television channel in Karachi.
On World Radio Day, members of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) send an audio message calling on governments in the region to ensure that radio operates freely and independently.
Indonesia has less than three months to deliver "full and free" press access to Papua provinces, says PFF, warning that
Thailand's broadcasting regulatory authority suspended the "Daily Voice" programme because in one episode it presented news analysis which "led to disunity in Thai Society by not airing complete facts."
47-year-old Ibrahim Tafali Lukuman, who is visually impaired, learned about a support program for persons with disability over a radio show in Ghana. As a result, he now has a job and proudly provides for his family.
During World Radio Day, we spotlight the reasons why Latin America's community radio stations play a key social role.
World Radio Day is an occasion to hail the courage and dedication of radio journalists who, in their own country or in exile, provide freely and independently reported news coverage to peoples experiencing crises or living under authoritarian regimes.
Last month, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed issued circular n°4 of 15 January 2017 asking civil servants not to speak to the press and not to reveal official information unless they get the authorization of their hierarchy.
Ts’enolo FM (104.6MHZ) and People’s Choice FM (95.6 MHZ) were cut off in Lesotho for allegedly airing defamatory content about Prime Minister Bethuel Mosisili and Deputy Prime Minister Mothejoa Metsing.
IRFS Chairman and prominent blogger Mehman Huseynov face a private prosecution, which could lead to imprisonment.
For a third year in a row, Iraqi authorities shut down the internet to prevent students from cheating on exams.
Journalist Edgar Joel Aguilar received a death threat via social media; he has worked for 14 years as a presenter, chronicling local violence and crime incidents.
When President Berdimuhamedov succeeded Saparmurad Niyazov in 2007, he tried to portray himself as a reformer committed to modernising his country but human rights are still being trampled underfoot ten years later.
Young people are giving new energy to resistance movements in Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Burma and Malaysia.
How three courageous solidarity campaigns are showing the way when it comes to resisting suppression in Turkey.
26 organizations from the Middle East and North Africa are concerned for the life of prominent human rights defender Mudawi Ibrahim Adam. Adam says he has been tortured and denied medication while in detention.
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Iran is now one of the world’s biggest prisons for media personnel, with a total of 29 journalists and citizen-journalists detained.