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15 September 2016 |

Groups oppose proposed shift to state regulation of Thai media

Groups oppose proposed shift to state regulation of Thai media The military-appointed National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) is proposing a bill that will create a media regulatory body to impose additional regulations for the media in Thailand.
15 September 2016 |

South Sudan shuts down newspaper...without an explanation

South Sudan shuts down newspaper...without an explanation The Nation Mirror's staff told by national security office to cease operations following weeks of government censorship.
15 September 2016 |

Searching for a fight

OpenMedia takes on a Canadian court decision on Google searches that could impact the way people around the world find their information.
15 September 2016 |

What happens when Egypt's president, state media, and judiciary team up to wipe out civil society

What happens when Egypt's president, state media, and judiciary team up to wipe out civil society “Despite the state’s relentless intimidation and campaign to destroy them, independent human rights organizations in Egypt will continue to fulfill their moral duty to all Egyptian citizens who have been or will be victimized, regardless of their political, religious, ethnic, or sexual orientation, regardless of the upcoming asset freeze judgement and regardless of the cost,” affirmed Bahey Eldin Hassan, director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.
14 September 2016 |

Sanar Yurdatapan: "Civil society can help oppressed journalists" in Turkey

Sanar Yurdatapan: "Independent media in Turkey can be counted on the fingers of one hand. That is why we need to raise awareness among the civil society. It can help us. Trying to influence heads of state via citizens actions for example could be a first step in the right direction."
14 September 2016 |

Obama government needs to step up transparency and access to information

Obama government needs to step up transparency and access to information The government of President Barack Obama should provide greater access to public information and more transparency, and at the same time the United States justice system should stop using journalists as witnesses in criminal trials.
14 September 2016 |

Time for Justin Trudeau to stand by imprisoned web developer Saeed Malekpour

Time for Justin Trudeau to stand by imprisoned web developer Saeed Malekpour Saeed Malekpour, a Canadian resident and programmer, was seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guard in 2008. Today, he is still trapped in Iran's notorious Evin prison, thousands of miles away from his adopted country of Canada.
14 September 2016 |

Turkey's "140journos" harvests news from volunteer reporters

Turkey's "It is totally trust-based. In villages, people create a kind of collaboration as they do the harvest in the fields. We want you to create content, we will publish it, and we want to do this in every city, and on every issue, like villagers at harvest time."
14 September 2016 |

Cuban journalist and LGBT activist sacked for working with non-state media

Cuban radio journalist and blogger Maykel González Vivero gave his final show on Radio Sagua on September 3, 2016, after the station terminated his contract due to González’ “collaboration with private media.”
14 September 2016 |

Women arrested for protesting proposed changes to Ugandan constitution

Women arrested for protesting proposed changes to Ugandan constitution Police in Uganda detained 25 women who had peacefully gathered in the capital Kampala to pray and present a petition to the speaker of parliament on Tuesday.
14 September 2016 |

A Turkish teacher's plea

A Turkish teacher's plea A call for more media attention on violence and starvation during a popular talk show got a Turkish teacher charged with "terrorist propaganda". Thirty of her "accomplices" were quick to defend her.
13 September 2016 |

Is North Dakota out to intimidate media?

Is North Dakota out to intimidate media? Mimicking a strategy used by despotic governments around the world, North Dakota charges journalist over footage of security guards using dogs and pepper spray to disperse Native American protestors.
12 September 2016 |

Change to Mexican law leaves critical journalists at risk of steep fines

Change to Mexican law leaves critical journalists at risk of steep fines Sergio Aguayo, one of Mexico's most prominent political commentators, said he was taken by surprise when he heard he was being sued for "moral damages."
12 September 2016 |

August 2016: A particularly discouraging month for media freedoms in Palestine

August 2016: A particularly discouraging month for media freedoms in Palestine In its monthly incident report for August, the Palestinian Center for Developments and Media Freedoms (MADA), monitored violations committed against media freedoms by Israeli forces and the Palestinian authority. Violations committed in August exceeded those that took place in any other month since the start of 2016.
12 September 2016 |

Greek editor sentenced for criticising school director's extremist views

Greek editor sentenced for criticising school director's extremist views “I am really worried that this sentence will prohibit other journalists from writing freely and force them to censorship themselves,” journalist Stratis Balaskas says.
12 September 2016 |

Adnan Hassan, Iran's longest-held journalist, released from prison

Adnan Hassan, an ardent defender of the Kurdish cause, was arrested in 2007 and initially sentenced to death. After two re-trials and almost ten years in prison, Hassan is now free.
12 September 2016 |

Venezuelan journalist Braulio Jatar arrested in wake of massive protests

Braulio Jatar's family called the arrest a retaliation against Jatar and an act of intimidation for his having disseminated information and videos about protests against President Nicolás Maduro.
12 September 2016 |

Join the global coalition for a Protector of Journalists

Join the global coalition for a Protector of Journalists Sign RSF’s call on the UN Secretary-General for the creation of a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists ahead of the UN General Assembly.
12 September 2016 |

Facebook's iconic blunder

Facebook's iconic blunder Banning of iconic image that helped turn American public opinion against Vietnam War in 1970s raises serious questions about Facebook's status as the news gatekeeper of the digital age.
12 September 2016 |

Philippines court denies bail of suspect in broadcaster's killing

A primary suspect in the 2011 murder of Palawan environmentalist and broadcaster Gerardo "Gerry" Ortega was denied bail by a Philippines court.


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