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25 August 2015 |

Activist jailed for wanting to meet publicly with government officials

Activist jailed for wanting to meet publicly with government officials Police in Almaty accused Ermek Narymbaev organizing an unsanctioned protest after he wrote on Facebook that he was going to Almaty’s central square to hand-deliver a list of demands to local government representatives following the devaluation of the national currency.
24 August 2015 |

Ambiguities in U.S. Law of War Manual pose potential threat to press freedom

While not legally binding, the manual poses a risk to global press freedom: Its abstruse instructions may be misunderstood by U.S. commanders as carte blanche to stop journalists from disseminating information.
24 August 2015 |

Despite failed promises on FOI bill, advocates continue to push for transparency

Despite failed promises on FOI bill, advocates continue to push for transparency In the past year, the Right to Know Right Now coalition has been systematising the coordination and documentation of experience in our information requests relating to our respective advocacies. It now plans to scale this up to include administrative and judicial interventions.
24 August 2015 |

ARTICLE 19 to UN Watchdog: Whistleblowers and journalists' sources must be protected

ARTICLE 19 to UN Watchdog: Whistleblowers and journalists' sources must be protected ARTICLE 19 has responded to the call for comment on the protection of journalists' sources and whistleblowers, made by the UN special rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression.
24 August 2015 |

The organised suppression of Kurdish journalists in Iran

The organised suppression of Kurdish journalists in Iran In the last 10 years, at least fifty Kurdish journalists and media workers have fled the country and sought asylum in European and American countries due to pressures by security forces.
21 August 2015 |

Special report: Encryption, anonymity as safeguards for press freedom

Special report: Encryption, anonymity as safeguards for press freedom Encryption is widely used by investigative journalists to protect the identity of sources and the integrity of communication with those sources. These tools have been at the centre of public debate since Edward Snowden's revelations on mass electronic surveillance came to light.
21 August 2015 |

Brazilian photojournalist's killer gets 14 years in prison

Alessandro Neves Augusto was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to 14 years and three months in prison for killing journalist Walgney Assis de Carvalho in the town of Coronel Fabriciano.
21 August 2015 |

Sri Lanka: Parliament must adopt promised Right to Information Bill

As it becomes clear that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has retained his premiership, ARTICLE 19 urges his new government to adopt the Draft Right to Information Bill, as promised in the previous parliamentary session.
21 August 2015 |

Azerbaijani prosecutor requests nine-year jail term for Khadija Ismayilova

Azerbaijani prosecutor requests nine-year jail term for Khadija Ismayilova "We call on Baku's counterparts in the international community to make any further dealings with Azerbaijan conditional on Ismayilova's release, as well as the release of all journalists locked up in this repressive state."
21 August 2015 |

Court upholds imprisonment of anti-slavery activists in Mauritania

Court upholds imprisonment of anti-slavery activists in Mauritania “It is the height of hypocrisy for the court in Mauritania to reaffirm these sentences against anti-slavery activists the same week that the government strengthened its laws against slavery.”
21 August 2015 |

Journalism, a most deadly profession

Journalism, a most deadly profession A new and deadly combination of ineffective protections for media workers, impunity for perpetrators, and official corruption is increasingly silencing journalists around the world.
20 August 2015 |

Trinidad & Tobago Travel Information

Trinidad & Tobago Travel Information Whether you want information on tips about visiting Trinidad and Tobago, such as what the weather will be like and health and safety information, or to discover what else this twin-island republic has to offer in terms of beaches, tours and excursions, you will find it here.
20 August 2015 |

Death threats against Peruvian journalist who revealed benefits for capital city's inmates

Threats against journalist Dayana Cieza began in mid-July, after she published a report showing benefits that are enjoyed by some inmates inside a prison in Lima.
20 August 2015 |

Reporter gunned down following president's chilling message to journalists

Reporter gunned down following president's chilling message to journalists On 16 August 2015, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir threatened to have journalists murdered if they “work against their country.” Three days later, reporter Peter Moi was gunned down outside his office in Juba.
20 August 2015 |

Press club president killed in Tagum City, Philippines; 148th murder since 1986 if work-related

The president of the Davao del Norte Press and Radio-TV Club (DNPRC) was shot by an unidentified man and later died in hospital. The executive vice president of the DNPRC that the killing might be related to his work as a board of director of DANECO.
20 August 2015 |

Profile: Eren Keskin

Profile: Eren Keskin For more than three decades, Eren Keskin, lawyer and advocate for women’s and minority rights, has suffered numerous trials, spent time in prison, lived under threat and, twice, attempts on her life.
19 August 2015 |

First-ever law to control public assembly takes effect in Thailand

First-ever law to control public assembly takes effect in Thailand Critics decried the law's broadly-worded grounds that can be used to deny demonstration permits; as well as its tortuous procedures that could be abused to infringe on people's civil liberties.
19 August 2015 |

Ecuador's President Correa restricts media reports on active volcano

Ecuador's President Correa restricts media reports on active volcano On 15 August 2015, President Rafael Correa signed a decree declaring a state of emergency throughout the country because of increased activity of the Cotopaxi volcano, and ordered prior censorship on the media and social networks regarding any information on the volcano.
19 August 2015 |

In Burma, land rights activists are newest political prisoners

In Burma, land rights activists are newest political prisoners Burmese authorities should immediately stop using abusive laws on association and expression to halt the activities of land rights activists, Human Rights Watch said.
19 August 2015 |

Tajik opposition activist could face torture if extradited from Moldova

Tajik opposition activist could face torture if extradited from Moldova Sobir Valiev, deputy head of the Congress of Constructive Forces of Tajikistan, a peaceful opposition group, was detained on August 11, 2015, at the request of the Tajik government by Moldovan migration police in the Chisinau airport before boarding a flight to Istanbul.


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