After two years of prosecuting journalists for everything, from “spreading false news” to “participating in a gathering”, Egypt is now taking aim at a new target in its fight against dissent.
Radio Barkadjé was closed on the orders of the department’s prefect on 14 November after reporting a resumption of violent clashes between herders and farmers in an ongoing conflict over land use in the region.
Political commentator, cartoonist Andreas Petroulakis says politicians' cases create atmosphere of "fear, threat and censorship."
Seven years after Philippines massacre shocked the world, CMFR asks: What can the future hold if officials only serve the rich and powerful?
EFF and other civil liberties groups ask outgoing president to shed light on government actions.
Former aide to opposition leader shocks Kenyans on national TV with "socialite bimbo" comments about a possible Nairobi election rival.
It may be unconstitutional, as well as a form of political retaliation and psychological harassment. But it doesn't stop Egypt from using it time and again against activists, academics, intellectuals, media figures and the opposition.
Hernán Choquepata Ordóñez interviewed local residents who often complained about the region's elected authorities. Ordóñez himself was also often openly critical of local leaders, lambasting the mayors of Camaná the week before his murder.
FMM expressed concern over the "problematic" actions taken by the Secretary of the Media Ministry against Ada Derana News, accusing it of falsification of a speech by Sri Lanka President Maithreepala Sirisena.
We, the undersigned civil society organisations unequivocally condemn the law on civic associations (non-governmental organisations) adopted by Egypt's Parliament on 15 November 2016. The Parliament has debated and approved the bill in its entirety in record time, and referred it to the State Council for legal review (non-binding on the Parliament in this case). If implemented, it will effectively mean the end of Egypt's human rights movement, and will wipe out independent civil society in the country as a whole by setting NGOs firmly under control of the government and security establishment.
The editor of the Sol de Pando newspaper and an outspoken editorial writer, Wilson García Mérida was summoned before a prosecutor on 10 May after being accused of sedition by presidency minister Juan Ramón Quintana for no valid reason.
The blasphemy law has been used to prosecute and imprison members of religious minorities and of traditional religions.
The Inter American Press Association condemns criminal charges being brought by the government of Uruguay against social media account holders on the alleged grounds that "they arouse fear in the citizenry" in disseminating videos showing brawls in prisons.
Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein was detained and arrested upon arriving at Panama’s Tocumen International Airport on 15 November. He is facing a 20-month sentence for libel and slander in relation to articles he posted on his blog.
Aside from giving authorities access to citizens' browsing history, phone calls, emails, documents, GPS location records and even passwords, little else is wrong with Britain's new surveillance law.
Hussain Radhi was recently charged by the Public Prosecution with “inciting hatred against the regime, threatening civil peace and publishing false news.”
The WeChat account of Chinese news outlet "News Breakfast" was recently suspended for "spreading rumours"; this has led to questions about WeChat's parent company, Tencent, and its arbitrary power over online content and censorship.
Even though there might be little political control being openly exerted over Philippine media right now, the subtle yet strong ties between business interests and political power plays, found in almost all media companies, limit the media's independence.
PINA is pleased to learn that Vanuatu's proposed Right To Information (RTI) is now ready to go before Parliament for debate next week.
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Police spying on journalists, judges going after reporters' sources, draconian surveillance bills. Is one of world's strongest democracies taking a surprising turn for the worse?