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14 July 2016 |

Reporters covering #BlackLivesMatter arrested for "obstructing a highway"

Reporters covering #BlackLivesMatter arrested for Police in various US cities are getting increasingly creative when it comes to charging journalists.
14 July 2016 |

Russian authorities equate Crimean journalists, activists with "extremism and terrorism"

Russian authorities equate Crimean journalists, activists with "Equating political prisoners, civil rights activists, and journalists in Crimea with terrorism and extremism demonstrates Russia's disregard for human and democratic rights in Crimea following its annexation of the region," said Mark P. Lagon, president of Freedom House.
14 July 2016 |

Five Turkish journalists charged with "divulging state secrets"

Five Turkish journalists charged with "Beyond the simple problem of a lack of evidence, there are serious concerns regarding the indictment which suggest it has been written to obfuscate facts and to implicate the journalists in involvement in the Balyoz case, an already controversial story, to limit public support for their situation."
14 July 2016 |

New Israeli NGO law targets human rights groups critical of government

The law, written in a way to exempt many organizations that support government policies and settlement activities, including those that receive foreign private donations, sets back freedom of association in Israel.
13 July 2016 |

Gunshot and charges follow satirical column about commander

Gunshot and charges follow satirical column about commander Editor shot just a week after Lesotho Times publisher Basildon Peta charged with defamation over column about Lesotho Defense Force commander.
13 July 2016 |

In Oaxaca, Mexico reporters covering teachers' union protests face violence

In Oaxaca, Mexico reporters covering teachers' union protests face violence Dozens of residents and striking teachers manning the blockade have painted anti-government slogans on the concrete of an overpass and are wary of anyone trying to pass--including reporters.
13 July 2016 |

Al-Jazeera reporter killed by Russian air strike in Syria

Al-Jazeera reporter killed by Russian air strike in Syria
A native of the suburbs of Aleppo, Ibrahim Al-Omar was working for Al-Jazeera Mubasher, an Arabic-language live news feed channel operated by Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Media Network. He was killed on 11 July while covering a Russian air strike on Tarmanin, a town near the northwestern city of Idlib.
13 July 2016 |

The "this is not a guide" to online privacy

The While there is no one-solution-fits-all when it comes to security, these tips can certainly help protect your privacy. Just don't call this a "guide", though.
13 July 2016 |

Leading press freedom group and IFEX member should be granted access to UN bodies

Leading press freedom group and IFEX member should be granted access to UN bodies Civil society groups ask ECOSOC to reconsider granting valued press freedom group and IFEX member, The Committee to Protect Journalists, consultative status at the UN.
12 July 2016 |

The referendum that gets journalists arrested for carrying leaflets

The referendum that gets journalists arrested for carrying leaflets Online news site reporter becomes one of several arrested this month for violating Article 61 of the 2016 Referendum Act.
12 July 2016 |

Guerrilla group threatens journalists it abducted last May

The ELN declared two journalists military targets a mere two months after releasing them from captivity.
12 July 2016 |

Tell US presidential candidates to end intimidation of the press

Tell US presidential candidates to end intimidation of the press In the lead-up to the presidential candidate conventions, ask the leading candidates to respect the freedom of the press.
12 July 2016 |

Profile: Camille Lepage

Profile: Camille Lepage Independent French photojournalist Camille Lepage was only 26 years old when she was killed while covering the violence in the Central African Republic. Passionate about human rights and the underreported consequences of international conflicts, Lepage’s work has appeared in prestigious publications including The New York Times, Le Monde and The Guardian.
12 July 2016 |

Cambodian civil society condemns murder of political analyst Kem Ley

Cambodian civil society condemns murder of political analyst Kem Ley Cambodian civil society groups are outraged at the brutal murder of independent political analyst and grassroots organiser Kem Ley, and call for a prompt, thorough and independent inquiry into his death.
12 July 2016 |

Denmark approves export of Internet surveillance system to China

Denmark approves export of Internet surveillance system to China Denmark has an obligation to conduct a thorough assessment before approving the export of an internet surveillance system to China to ensure that there is no risk that it can be used for human rights abuses.
11 July 2016 |

Assad regime sued for death of war reporter Marie Colvin

Assad regime sued for death of war reporter Marie Colvin The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Washington DC accusing President Bashar al-Assad’s government of deliberately murdering US reporter Marie Colvin in Syria in 2012.
11 July 2016 |

Nabeel Rajab: 'Prison did not defeat me, I defeated prison'

Nabeel Rajab: 'Prison did not defeat me, I defeated prison' With over 300,000 followers on Twitter, Bahraini rights defender Nabeel Rajab's activism online has undeniably made him a voice of influence in Bahrain and the region at large. Unfortunately, his persistence in exposing state violations online has also led to several run-ins with the law, the most recent of which has landed him in solitary confinement.
11 July 2016 |

Somali journalists arrested following interviewees' criticism of food aid distribution

On 9 July 2016, security forces raided the premises of City FM, shut down the radio station and arrested the editor-in-chief and deputy editor-in-chief. The journalists had broadcast interviews with internally displaced persons (IDPs) who accused the administration of "misappropriating" food aid.
8 July 2016 |

Disastrous toll: 21 Latin American journalists killed in past six months

Disastrous toll: 21 Latin American journalists killed in past six months None of the countries where these journalists have been killed is officially at war, but each of them suffers from a significant degree of structural violence linked to ubiquitous armed groups that include Mexico’s cartels and Central America’s “maras.”
8 July 2016 |

IFEX-ALC expresses deep concern over increase in violence against journalists in Guatemala

IFEX-ALC expresses deep concern over increase in violence against journalists in Guatemala IFEX-ALC is deeply concerned with the increase in acts of violence against journalists in Guatemala. Since the new government of President Jimmy Morales began its mandate in January 2016, five journalists have been killed.


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