CPJ calls on authorities in Nepal to immediately release Kanak Mani Dixit. The journalist, who has reported critically on the country's civil war, has been harassed and detained previously by authorities.
Francisco Pacheco Beltrán, correspondent and editor, was murdered on the morning of April 25, 2016, while returning to his home in Taxco de Alarcón, Guerrero. Francisco was very critical of all three levels of government.
"Convicting journalists for 'acting against national security' underlines the need to change the overbroad laws that lead to the harassment and jailing of the media," said Sherif Mansour, CPJ's Middle East and North Africa program coordinator.
On April 25, Zulhaz Mannan, the editor of Bangla-language LBGTI magazine "Roopbaan", was hacked to death along with another well-known LGBTI activist, Tanay Fahim.
Bills that have been proposed to fight cybercrime could undo the positive steps made two years ago, with the passage of the Marco Civil da Internet, by threatening free speech online.
Legal counsel for journalist Fernando Valencia said defamation did not take place, as Valencia only reproduced public information regarding a statement President Ollanta Humala had made about former President Alan Garcia and his administration.
Police have arrested youth from cafes in downtown Cairo, at metro stations, at random police checkpoints and from their homes.
The IFJ and the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) join international organisations the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Freedom House in calling on the Timor Leste Prime Minister to withdraw the criminal defamation case against the "Timor Post", a journalist and a former editor.
Harassment of Meydan TV and its journalists is not new. The station's staff and their relatives have been facing extensive pressure ranging from threats to detention.
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today condemned and called for an end to harassment of Ecuadorean journalists who collaborated in the "Panama Papers" international investigation.
The Board of IPYS sends a letter to Judge Susan Katherine Coronado Zegarra, noting its concern after learning that the journalist Rafael León could be sentenced to three years in prison for criminal defamation.
The IFJ and HKJA demand an immediate explanation from the Hong Kong-based newspaper "Ming Pao" about the sudden termination of the paper's executive chief editor.
While newspaper and official reports claim Ceesay has escaped from the hospital, many believe he has been killed.
Recent reports of increasing political pressure on the freedom of the media raise serious concerns that the Japanese government may be trying to prevent journalists from fulfilling their role as watchdogs of democracy.
"Chile's deputies must choose transparency by voting against these 'gag laws', which are clearly designed to protect private interests and to conceal information that could compromise the government," said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, in condemning the beating that Radio Tomisa journalist Badylon Kawanda received from members of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) in the southwestern city of Kikwit on 14 April.
On 18 April 2016, Kuwaiti security forces arrested Bedoon human rights activist Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli. Human rights defender Rana Al-Sadoun, who was arrested two days previously, has since been released from prison on bail.
The assassination of prominent environmental activist Berta Cáceres has demonstrated that anyone who opposes the powerful interests in Honduras is in serious danger. How did we get here?
Paz Peña, Advocacy Director for Derechos Digitales tells IFEX about the ups and downs of their successful campaign to get a Chilean court to stop 24-hour, 360-degree surveillance in Santiago.
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Solo Sandeng was leading a demonstration against President Jammeh's dictatorship and demanding electoral reforms on April 14, 2016 in the outskirts of Banjul. Along with more than 20 others he was arrested by paramilitary personnel and taken to Mile II Prison.