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13 February 2017 |

Indonesia urged to fulfil promises as deadline looms on Papua press blocks

Indonesia has less than three months to deliver "full and free" press access to Papua provinces, says PFF, warning that
13 February 2017 |

Political TV talk show suspended for criticising Thailand's judiciary and military

Political TV talk show suspended for criticising Thailand's judiciary and military Thailand's broadcasting regulatory authority suspended the "Daily Voice" programme because in one episode it presented news analysis which "led to disunity in Thai Society by not airing complete facts."
13 February 2017 |

How radio transformed a listener

How radio transformed a listener Visually-impaired Ibrahim Tafali Lukuman did not know it, but turning the dial to one of his favourite radio shows would change his life one day.
13 February 2017 |

An ode to Latin America's community radio

An ode to Latin America's community radio During World Radio Day, we spotlight the reasons why Latin America's community radio stations play a key social role.
13 February 2017 |

Radio: A symbol of media freedom and independence

Radio: A symbol of media freedom and independence World Radio Day is an occasion to hail the courage and dedication of radio journalists who, in their own country or in exile, provide freely and independently reported news coverage to peoples experiencing crises or living under authoritarian regimes.
13 February 2017 |

Is Tunisia rolling back freedom of information?

Is Tunisia rolling back freedom of information? Last month, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed issued circular n°4 of 15 January 2017 asking civil servants not to speak to the press and not to reveal official information unless they get the authorization of their hierarchy.
10 February 2017 |

Lesotho government takes two radio stations off air

Ts’enolo FM (104.6MHZ) and People’s Choice FM (95.6 MHZ) were cut off in Lesotho for allegedly airing defamatory content about Prime Minister Bethuel Mosisili and Deputy Prime Minister Mothejoa Metsing.
10 February 2017 |

Azerbaijan IFEX member faces prosecution

IRFS Chairman and prominent blogger Mehman Huseynov face a private prosecution, which could lead to imprisonment.
10 February 2017 |

Iraq shuts down internet to prevent cheating

Iraq shuts down internet to prevent cheating For a third year in a row, Iraqi authorities shut down the internet to prevent students from cheating on exams.
10 February 2017 |

Journalist threatened, directed to resign from work

Journalist Edgar Joel Aguilar received a death threat via social media; he has worked for 14 years as a presenter, chronicling local violence and crime incidents.
10 February 2017 |

In Turkmenistan, election takes place amid growing crackdown on journalists

In Turkmenistan, election takes place amid growing crackdown on journalists When President Berdimuhamedov succeeded Saparmurad Niyazov in 2007, he tried to portray himself as a reformer committed to modernising his country but human rights are still being trampled underfoot ten years later.
9 February 2017 |

The kids are all right: Asia's young protestors

The kids are all right: Asia's young protestors Young people are giving new energy to resistance movements in Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Burma and Malaysia.
9 February 2017 |

Is civil disobedience a “moral responsibility” in Turkey?

Is civil disobedience a “moral responsibility” in Turkey? How three courageous solidarity campaigns are showing the way when it comes to resisting suppression in Turkey.
9 February 2017 |

Sudanese human rights defender held without charge since December 2016

Sudanese human rights defender held without charge since December 2016 26 organizations from the Middle East and North Africa are concerned for the life of prominent human rights defender Mudawi Ibrahim Adam. Adam says he has been tortured and denied medication while in detention.
9 February 2017 |

The Iranian revolution's 38th anniversary: 38 years of media repression

The Iranian revolution's 38th anniversary: 38 years of media repression Iran is now one of the world’s biggest prisons for media personnel, with a total of 29 journalists and citizen-journalists detained.
8 February 2017 |

Hope for The Gambia and Nigerian media under siege

Hope for The Gambia and Nigerian media under siege While Gambia gives us one of the most hopeful stories of the year, Nigerian media feel the wrath of authorities: West Africa round-up.
8 February 2017 |

Bangladeshi journalist shot during political clashes dies

The IFJ and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) have strongly condemned the killing of Abdul Hakin Shimul, a journalist who died after being shot during political clashes.
8 February 2017 |

British correspondent expelled from Kenya without explanation

British correspondent expelled from Kenya without explanation Based in Nairobi for the past five years, British correspondent Jerome Starkey was detained without explanation at Nairobi airport on his return from a visit to the United Kingdom in December 2016 and was put on a flight back to London the next day.
7 February 2017 |

Police beat up prominent radio journalist in Galkayo, Somalia

Police beat up prominent radio journalist in Galkayo, Somalia On 5 February 2017, Puntland police removed the director of Radio Voice of Peace from his office in Galkayo, Mudug region, and beat him with guns and batons.
7 February 2017 |

Iran's Soft War

Iran's Soft War A new ideological tech initiative aims to keep Iranian citizens isolated from the rest of the world. Will it work?


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