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24 July 2015 |

International Partnership Mission recommends amendments to Nepal's draft constitution

International Partnership Mission recommends amendments to Nepal's draft constitution The IFJ joins the Nepal International Partnership Mission in outlining a number of key recommendations to the draft constitution to ensure the promotion and support of freedom of expression, media freedom and the right to information in Nepal.
24 July 2015 |

Mastermind behind murder of human rights lawyer, journalist, sentenced to life in prison

Mastermind behind murder of human rights lawyer, journalist, sentenced to life in prison Ilya Goryachev was sentenced to life in prison, in connection with the 2009 fatal attack on human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov, in which Novaya Gazeta journalist Anastasiya Baburova was also killed.
24 July 2015 |

Cambodian groups condemn conviction of 11 opposition party activists

Cambodian groups condemn conviction of 11 opposition party activists Opposition activists were sentenced to jail time ranging from 7 to 20 years in connection with July 2014 protests. The convictions are based on trumped-up charges and characterised by a total disrespect for fair trial rights, say civil society groups.
24 July 2015 |

Tunisia charges editor with complicity in Sousse terrorist attack

Tunisia charges editor with complicity in Sousse terrorist attack Nour Edine Mbarki was charged in connection with publishing a photograph of a car that purportedly transported the gunman in the June 27 attack on a Sousse beach that killed at least 39 people.
24 July 2015 |

Three journalists suspended after hosting Ugandan opposition leader on radio show

Three journalists suspended after hosting Ugandan opposition leader on radio show On 21 July 2015, three journalists were suspended over hosting opposition politician Kizza Besigye on Baba FM radio, without permission from the radio management.
24 July 2015 |

Law amendment lifting fines on journalists "rare step in the right direction for Fiji"

Law amendment lifting fines on journalists Publishers, editors and media companies should be added to law amendments lifting criminal fines from journalists. "We welcome the law amendment removing fines from journalists as a sign that Fiji is finally turning back towards a free media environment," says PFF Chair Titi Gabi.
24 July 2015 |

ISIS kidnaps, kills Iraqi journalist in Mosul

ISIS kidnaps, kills Iraqi journalist in Mosul Photojournalist Jala al-Abadi, father of two, is the third journalist to be killed in Iraq this year following the deaths of Iraqi photographer Adnan Abdul Razzaq and reporter Ali Ansari.
23 July 2015 |

Increased risks for filmmakers and sources in documentaries' Golden Age

Increased risks for filmmakers and sources in documentaries' Golden Age As they take on investigative reporting functions, documentary filmmakers should adopt the model of the press freedom community to protect themselves and their sources from threats both old and new.
23 July 2015 |

“He is denied his right to an identity”: Why a Moroccan satirist is on hunger strike

“He is denied his right to an identity”: Why a Moroccan satirist is on hunger strike Outside the United Nations building in Geneva, Switzerland, Ali Lmrabet is in his 28th day of hunger strike. The journalist and satirist is protesting what he sees as the latest bid from his country Morocco to stop him from doing his job.
22 July 2015 |

Slovenia introduces public interest defence for those who publish classified information

Slovenia introduces public interest defence for those who publish classified information
The move follows the highly publicised trial of Delo investigative journalist Anuška Delić on charges of publishing classified state intelligence after she revealed links between the Slovenian neo-Nazi group Blood and Honour and members of the Slovenian Democratic Party in a 2011 exposé.
22 July 2015 |

China: Secretly detained lawyers at risk of torture

China: Secretly detained lawyers at risk of torture Thirteen people who were detained in the course of an unprecedented nationwide attack on human rights lawyers remain in police custody incommunicado, leaving them vulnerable to torture and other abuses.
22 July 2015 |

With blocking of U.K. website, Malaysia drops the pretense of not censoring the Internet

With blocking of U.K. website, Malaysia drops the pretense of not censoring the Internet This is the first time Malaysia has publicly acknowledged blocking a political website, and it is particularly notable because the case strikes at the heart of political corruption within the country.
22 July 2015 |

Four international freelance journalists missing in north Syria

Four international freelance journalists missing in north Syria Spanish freelance journalists Ángel Sastre, Antonio Pampliega, and José Manuel López have been missing for more than a week. The men were last known to be in Aleppo. Freelance Japanese reporter Jumpei Yasuda was last heard from on 23 June when he said he planned to enter Syria from Turkey.
22 July 2015 |

Impunity in Paraguay: IFEX-ALC report reveals a dangerous climate for media

Impunity in Paraguay: IFEX-ALC report reveals a dangerous climate for media Following a fact-finding visit to Paraguay, the IFEX-ALC submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council, detailing the context for free expression in the country and recommending the creation of a special unit for crimes against journalists.
22 July 2015 |

President Yahya Jammeh gets "letter from the grave" on 21st year in power

President Yahya Jammeh gets In a "letter from the grave" written on behalf of human rights defenders, journalists, students and activists, Gambian president Yahya Jammeh is confronted on the human rights violations committed with impunity under his 21-year rule.
21 July 2015 |

Canada's anti-terrorism Bill C-51 faces charter challenge from civil society

Canada's anti-terrorism Bill C-51 faces charter challenge from civil society The challenge will be filed with the Ontario Superior Court on the grounds that specific sections of Bill C-51 violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in a manner that is not justified in a free and democratic society.
21 July 2015 |

Ecuador: Courts stalling on protester appeals

Ecuador: Courts stalling on protester appeals People facing jail terms in Ecuador for participating in anti-government protests can appeal under a new law, but the courts have repeatedly stalled on hearing their cases. The convictions are based on overly broad definitions of crimes that are no longer applicable.
21 July 2015 |

Q&A: Ta Phong Tan's sister calls for release of ailing and jailed Vietnamese blogger

Q&A: Ta Phong Tan's sister calls for release of ailing and jailed Vietnamese blogger In email correspondence with CPJ, a Vietnamese blogger's sister spoke about the blogger's dire situation and renewed her family's call for Tan's immediate and unconditional release.
21 July 2015 |

Senegalese journalists arrested over military coverage

Senegalese journalists arrested over military coverage A publisher and a reporter were summoned to the gendarmerie in Dakar on 15 July and questioned for several hours about a report that Senegalese troops were being sent to participate in the Saudi-led military operations in Yemen.
21 July 2015 |

Mongolian website journalist detained over defamation complaint

Globe International Center (GIC) strongly condemns the detention of S.Battulga, a female journalist from info.mn website, and calls for her immediate release.


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