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.
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.
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.
How singing, posting on Facebook or publishing an article can get you arrested in southern Africa.
Javier Osuna has been the victim of information thefts, break-in attempts and intimidation. All while being 'protected' by Colombia's UNP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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"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.