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25 November 2016 |

A new low point for Sisi's Egypt?

A new low point for Sisi's Egypt? After two years of prosecuting journalists for everything, from “spreading false news” to “participating in a gathering”, Egypt is now taking aim at a new target in its fight against dissent.
25 November 2016 |

Chadian radio station closed after reporting on clashes between herders and farmers

Radio Barkadjé was closed on the orders of the department’s prefect on 14 November after reporting a resumption of violent clashes between herders and farmers in an ongoing conflict over land use in the region.
24 November 2016 |

David and Goliath meet in Greek libel suit

Political commentator, cartoonist Andreas Petroulakis says politicians' cases create atmosphere of "fear, threat and censorship."
23 November 2016 |

Waiting for Ampatuan justice

Waiting for Ampatuan justice Seven years after Philippines massacre shocked the world, CMFR asks: What can the future hold if officials only serve the rich and powerful?
23 November 2016 |

Will Obama boost transparency before Trump takes office?

Will Obama boost transparency before Trump takes office? EFF and other civil liberties groups ask outgoing president to shed light on government actions.
23 November 2016 |

Kenyan politician "jokes" about rape of political rival on live TV

Kenyan politician Former aide to opposition leader shocks Kenyans on national TV with "socialite bimbo" comments about a possible Nairobi election rival.
23 November 2016 |

On Egypt's favourite intimidation method

On Egypt's favourite intimidation method It may be unconstitutional, as well as a form of political retaliation and psychological harassment. But it doesn't stop Egypt from using it time and again against activists, academics, intellectuals, media figures and the opposition.
23 November 2016 |

Peruvian radio presenter shot dead mid-broadcast

Hernán Choquepata Ordóñez interviewed local residents who often complained about the region's elected authorities. Ordóñez himself was also often openly critical of local leaders, lambasting the mayors of Camaná the week before his murder.
23 November 2016 |

Media Ministry's inquiry of Sri Lankan news outlet seen as "problematic"

FMM expressed concern over the "problematic" actions taken by the Secretary of the Media Ministry against Ada Derana News, accusing it of falsification of a speech by Sri Lanka President Maithreepala Sirisena.
23 November 2016 |

Egypt's Draft NGO Law Dismantles Civil Society

Egypt's Draft NGO Law Dismantles Civil Society We, the undersigned civil society organisations unequivocally condemn the law on civic associations (non-governmental organisations) adopted by Egypt's Parliament on 15 November 2016. The Parliament has debated and approved the bill in its entirety in record time, and referred it to the State Council for legal review (non-binding on the Parliament in this case). If implemented, it will effectively mean the end of Egypt's human rights movement, and will wipe out independent civil society in the country as a whole by setting NGOs firmly under control of the government and security establishment.
22 November 2016 |

Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile

The editor of the Sol de Pando newspaper and an outspoken editorial writer, Wilson García Mérida was summoned before a prosecutor on 10 May after being accused of sedition by presidency minister Juan Ramón Quintana for no valid reason.
21 November 2016 |

Indonesia's abusive blasphemy law under fresh scrutiny

Indonesia's abusive blasphemy law under fresh scrutiny The blasphemy law has been used to prosecute and imprison members of religious minorities and of traditional religions.
21 November 2016 |

Uruguay: Social media users face criminal charges for posting videos of prison brawls

The Inter American Press Association condemns criminal charges being brought by the government of Uruguay against social media account holders on the alleged grounds that "they arouse fear in the citizenry" in disseminating videos showing brawls in prisons.
21 November 2016 |

Panama urged to release Dutch journalist detained over fraud and corruption reports

Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein was detained and arrested upon arriving at Panama’s Tocumen International Airport on 15 November. He is facing a 20-month sentence for libel and slander in relation to articles he posted on his blog.
21 November 2016 |

What is wrong with U.K.'s "Snooper's Charter"?

What is wrong with U.K.'s Aside from giving authorities access to citizens' browsing history, phone calls, emails, documents, GPS location records and even passwords, little else is wrong with Britain's new surveillance law.
21 November 2016 |

Bahraini rights defender Hussain Radhi charged over tweets, retweets

Bahraini rights defender Hussain Radhi charged over tweets, retweets Hussain Radhi was recently charged by the Public Prosecution with “inciting hatred against the regime, threatening civil peace and publishing false news.”
18 November 2016 |

Of diseased ducks and online censorship

Of diseased ducks and online censorship The WeChat account of Chinese news outlet "News Breakfast" was recently suspended for "spreading rumours"; this has led to questions about WeChat's parent company, Tencent, and its arbitrary power over online content and censorship.
18 November 2016 |

Report highlights duopoly in the Philippine media and impact on free expression

Report highlights duopoly in the Philippine media and impact on free expression Even though there might be little political control being openly exerted over Philippine media right now, the subtle yet strong ties between business interests and political power plays, found in almost all media companies, limit the media's independence.
18 November 2016 |

PINA congratulates Vanuatu on Right to Information Bill

PINA congratulates Vanuatu on Right to Information Bill PINA is pleased to learn that Vanuatu's proposed Right To Information (RTI) is now ready to go before Parliament for debate next week.
18 November 2016 |

Away from spotlight, press freedom takes wrong turn in Canada

Away from spotlight, press freedom takes wrong turn in Canada Police spying on journalists, judges going after reporters' sources, draconian surveillance bills. Is one of world's strongest democracies taking a surprising turn for the worse?


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