AFJC is saddened to learn that journalist Palwasha Tokhi Meranzai was stabbed to death in broad daylight in northern Afghanistan; she had reportedly received a death threat about a month before the incident.
Media crackdowns in Liberia and Sierra Leone may be cutting off access to potentially life-saving information about Ebola.
Now that the initial wave of revulsion at the beheading of two young journalists has passed, the international media is wringing its hands and asking how it can spare others the heartbreak of the families of U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
In this interview, Zarganar, Burma's most popular comedian, speaks about his campaign to secure the release of remaining political prisoners, as well as his unlikely friendship with a murderer known as Buffalo, who helped him find the path to forgiveness.
Tareck El Aissami, Aragua state governor, has been authorised to investigate reporters who have written about a possible outbreak of Ebola at the Central Hospital in Maracay, capital city of Aragua.
The IAPA's concern over a proposed law for the protection of minors is based on legislative experience in the Americas, where many laws for the protection of minors have included restrictions of news content.
Chinese writer and publisher Tie Liu has been detained on a charge of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble". He had recently written online articles criticising Communist Party propaganda chief Liu Yunshan for restrictions on press freedom.
Houthis, a Zaidi Shi’a resistance group, held demonstrations in Sanaa on September 7 and 9, 2014. The heavy-handed response by state security forces resulted in loss of life and injuries to the demonstrators.
Police throughout Vietnam abuse people in their custody, in some cases leading to death, Human Rights Watch said in a new report. Local media coverage of these incidents has been uneven, raising serious concerns about the negative impact of government control of the media
On August 14, 2014 President Rafael Correa, during a discussion with journalists in Loja, refused to answer a question asked by the journalist Paulina Bustamante from Daily Centinela
. She later apologized to the president for not asking a question that had been assigned to her by state officials.
New legal amendments deepen existing internet censorship in Turkey, increase surveillance of internet users, and violate privacy.
In an oral statement
to the UN Human Rights Council on 9 September 2014, ARTICLE 19 welcomed the annual report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for making strong recommendations for States to recognise the connection between the right to water and sanitation and the right to freedom of expression.
At the recent Internet Governance Forum held in Turkey, the authorities rejected applications for workshops filed by grassroots-based Turkish organizations about the Turkish government's acts of censorship and surveillance. The ungovForum was therefore set up as an alternative forum and counterpoint to the IGF.
A new report by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China says that conditions for international journalists reporting in China have steadily deteriorated in recent years, and that the government has failed to fulfill pledges made before the Beijing Games to foster an open reporting environment for international journalists.
An armed robbery at TV journalist Elie Smith’s Brazzaville home in the early hours of 10 September, during which Smith’s sister was raped, is suspected by Smith’s media colleagues of being a government-orchestrated act of reprisal.
With just a few weeks to go before Egyptian universities open their gates to students for the start of the new academic year, the Egyptian authorities are feeling jittery — and rightly so.
At least five journalists have been the victims of physical or verbal attacks in the past month in Petit-Goâve, a coastal town 65 km west of Port-au-Prince.
Police released Mohammed al-Fazari on September 4, 2014, without filing charges against him, but threatened to prosecute him if he continued criticizing the government.
Several provisions of the Gambian law violate international human rights law and amount to persecution on the basis of real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Sections of the law are similar to the harsh homophobic legislation that was annulled in August 2014 in Uganda.
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Human Rights Watch has repeatedly raised serious concerns regarding the use of arbitrary arrest and secret military detention by the military-led junta.