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16 May 2016 |

Ukraine: List revealing journalists who sought accreditation in east "irresponsible"

Ukraine: List revealing journalists who sought accreditation in east A Kiev-based website with apparent links to Ukraine's security services has released a list of names, email addresses and phone numbers of journalists who allegedly sought accreditation from the so-called “Donetsk People's Republic”, accusing them of co-operating with terrorists.
13 May 2016 |

Uzbekistan: Eleven years after Andijan massacre, human rights situation remains dire

Uzbekistan: Eleven years after Andijan massacre, human rights situation remains dire  The United States, European Union, and other international actors should renew their calls for accountability by the Uzbek government 11 years after the Andijan massacre, Human Rights Watch said today. Uzbek government forces killed hundreds of mainly peaceful protesters in the eastern city of Andijan on May 13, 2005.
13 May 2016 |

Critical television journalist shot dead in India

Indradev Yadav was known for his critical reporting on corruption. Should his murder prove to be work related, he will be the second media worker killed so far this year in India.
12 May 2016 |

Southern Africa's jailhouse blues

Southern Africa's jailhouse blues How singing, posting on Facebook or publishing an article can get you arrested in southern Africa.
12 May 2016 |

A suspect body

A suspect body Javier Osuna has been the victim of information thefts, break-in attempts and intimidation. All while being 'protected' by Colombia's UNP.
12 May 2016 |

Yemeni journalists imprisoned by Houthis begin hunger strike in protest

Yemeni journalists imprisoned by Houthis begin hunger strike in protest The ten Yemeni journalists have been detained by the Houthis in Sana'a for over a year. They began a hunger strike on 9 May to protest against their maltreatment in prison.
12 May 2016 |

Social media blocked in Uganda as President Museveni sworn in for fifth term

Social media blocked in Uganda as President Museveni sworn in for fifth term The Uganda Communications Commission has ordered social media platforms to shut down ahead of the swearing in of President Yoweri Museveni. Social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp were also shut down during the presidential elections in February 2016.
12 May 2016 |

In letter to Chinese president, CPJ expresses concern over imprisoned Tibetan blogger

In letter to Chinese president, CPJ expresses concern over imprisoned Tibetan blogger CPJ has written to Chinese President Xi Jinping to express concern for Tibetan blogger Lobsang Jamyang and to ask the government to disclose information about the reasons for his imprisonment.
11 May 2016 |

Journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima returns compensation given to her as victim of conflict

This was a decision made by the journalist and motivated by the vast contradictions in the authorities’ treatment of her case. There is public recognition of her struggle for justice, but the State does not accept any responsibility for what happened to her.
11 May 2016 |

DRC soldiers storm radio stations, arrest journalists in South Kivu province

DRC soldiers storm radio stations, arrest journalists in South Kivu province In FARDC operations on 8 May, soldiers raided Radio Umoja and Radio Baraka – both based in Baraka, a city near Fizi – in search of journalists who had broadcast an appeal by civil society groups for a two-day general strike in the city in protest against violent crime.
11 May 2016 |

Three Spanish journalists released from captivity in Syria

Three Spanish journalists released from captivity in Syria During the ten months they were held hostage, they were moved six times by their abductors. They were kept together for the first three months but then Pampliega was separated from the other two.
11 May 2016 |

Groups call on UNHRC to investigate murders of writers and activists in Bangladesh

Groups call on UNHRC to investigate murders of writers and activists in Bangladesh Human rights organisations are calling for the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into the murders of at least nine writers, bloggers, publishers, academics, and activists in Bangladesh since February 2015.
10 May 2016 |

The road to resilience: Press freedom in South Asia 2015-16 report

The road to resilience: Press freedom in South Asia 2015-16 report Thirty-one journalists, bloggers and media workers were killed in South Asia in the period under review (May 2015 to April 2016) with India emerging as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists.
10 May 2016 |

In Thailand, eight charged for mocking junta leader on Facebook

In Thailand, eight charged for mocking junta leader on Facebook The charges against the Facebook users in Thailand are part of the junta's systematic repression of peaceful dissent and criticism since the military coup in May 2014.
9 May 2016 |

Journalist in Peru found guilty of aggravated defamation, warned about conduct

On May 3, 2016, judge Susana Coronado Zegarra ruled that journalist Rafael Leon was criminally responsible on charges of aggravated defamation filed against him by Martha Meier Miró Quesada, former editor of the newspaper El Comercio, but did not impose a sentence.
9 May 2016 |

PINA president appeals to states of the Pacific to 'be professional' on media

On World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2016, PINA called on all governments of the Pacific to commit to developing professionalism within the media industry in the region.
9 May 2016 |

Criminalising truth, suppressing the right to know: Press freedom in Australia

Criminalising truth, suppressing the right to know: Press freedom in Australia The Australian government has been so determined to inoculate itself from embarrassment that it has developed a battery of laws to punish and imprison those who expose the truth, whether they are whistleblowers or journalists.
6 May 2016 |

Four years after Russia's Bolotnaya Square protests, prosecution of protesters continues

Four years after Russia's Bolotnaya Square protests, prosecution of protesters continues “The Russian government continues to bring charges against the protesters of four years ago in an attempt to intimidate its critics into silence and discourage civic activism.”
6 May 2016 |

Sudan: Security forces violently respond to student protests

Since mid-April, students across Sudan have held peaceful demonstrations on issues including the long-running conflict in Darfur and the decision by the Government to sell the University of Khartoum campus. Two university students have died as security forces responded to the protests.
6 May 2016 |

Prominent Turkish journalists sentenced to five years in prison

Prominent Turkish journalists sentenced to five years in prison "Can Dündar and Erdem Gül were unjustly sentenced today, but what was really on trial was the Turkish criminal system, which is guilty of gross misconduct," said CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon.


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