This year’s Internet Governance Forum is taking place in Istanbul. But Yaman Akdeniz and Kerem Altiparmak are boycotting it. Here they explain why.
Five people accused in the 2012 murder of Valerio Luiz will face trial; the killing was allegedly linked to the journalist's criticism of the Atletico Goianiense football team.
On August 25, 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists called on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets were attacked while covering the "Freedom March", according to news reports.
After prominent online cartoonist Wang Liming posted a cartoon satirising Hong Kong's anti-Occupy Movement, all his Mainland online microblog accounts were shut down without explanation. Moreover, an article labelling Wang a "pro-Japan traitor" appeared in various media outlets.
A new decree has declared 75 newspapers defunct for failing to publish for the past three years, and another has banned 61 other newspapers on the grounds that they have no legal existence.
A proposed draft law banning so-called “abusive graffiti art” — if passed — may likely restrict artistic expression and may spell the end of the graffiti tradition, even before it fully emerges.
IFJ condemns the authorities' actions in abruptly disconnecting communications channels for the family of Hada, a prisoner in Inner Mongolia. Communication channels were disconnected after the family voiced concern on the internet about Hada's illegal detention, which has continued for almost four years.
We should not feed the flames of the propagandists by mindlessly sharing their videos, but nor should we make the mistake of assuming that global corporations, or indeed police forces, should decide who sees what, says Index on Censorship.
While digital surveillance is increasingly becoming a concern among common citizens all over the world, the hearing for a public interest litigation case is continuously hitting snags at Lahore High Court. A petition was filed by Bytes For All Pakistan in May 2013, on suspicion that digital surveillance is targeting Pakistani human rights defenders, civil society organisations and citizens.
"Three months under military rule, the junta continues to show contempt for fundamental rights and freedoms," HRW said. "Criticism is prosecuted, political activity is banned, free speech is censored and subjected to punishment, and several hundred people have been arbitrarily detained."
A journalist from Novi Sad 'Radio 021' was surrounded by men in plain clothes who told him not to take photographs of a traffic accident that he was covering. The incident occurred less than a month after the adoption of new media laws, which were expected to improve media freedom in Serbia.
Chinese journalists and activists have questioned the motivations of Germany's international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), after it chose not to renew the contract of prominent Chinese activist Su Yutong.
The international press has largely shifted its focus away from Venezuela, but government repression has continued in less conspicuous forms.
If passed, Mozambique will become the fourth country in southern Africa to adopt an access to information law.
On 24 August 2014, militias affiliated with the Fajr Libya coalition stormed the headquarters of Alassema TV in Tripoli, damaged its property, and abducted its employees.
Kuwait’s new telecommunications law gives the government sweeping powers to block content, deny access to the Internet, and revoke licenses without giving reasons.
Peter Theo Curtis was held captive by the al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra since October 2012, according to U.S officials and news reports.
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The Press and Publication Workers' Organization obstructed the printing and dissemination of the "Kantipur" and "Kathmandu Post" dailies for two days.
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While welcoming freelance journalist Xiang Nanfu's release, RWB calls on the European Council to sanction state-owned CCTV13's executives for violating his right to a fair trial by broadcasting his forced confession in order to incriminate him.