The body of Radwan Gharyani, 44, the owner and manager of radio Tripoli FM, was found on 1 December 2013 in the east of Tripoli. He was shot four times.
A report by Freedom House found Ukraine has made limited progress in meeting its free expression obligations, largely due to government control over the media and government-business corruption in the media, among other factors.
The activist group "Tamarod Gaza" called off a demonstration planned for 11 November 2013, because, according to members of the group, they feared Hamas security services would use excessive force to disperse it.
On 23 November 2013, presidential guards in Luanda arrested opposition coalition activists who were putting posters on walls, and shot and killed 28-year-old Manuel de Carvalho, after the group was taken into custody.
The Beastie Boys have unleashed the legal hounds to shut down a parody ad that uses the group's classic misogynistic ditty, “Girls”. As remix pioneers, the Beastie Boys are the veterans of many legal battles against copyright maximalists. The Beastie Boys aren’t copyright bullies, they fight those bullies. Right?
César Pérez Méndez, the managing editor of the elQuetzalteco
daily, has reported receiving death threats in which he was warned to stop publishing information about "things that have nothing to do with him". The threats against him were made via phone calls and text messages.
Kuwaiti blogger Musaab Shamsah was sentenced to five years in prison because of a tweet he issued on his personal Twitter account which was deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed.
Several writers, publishers and translators from French publishing industry unions have urged for the acquittal of Sel Publishing House's editor-in-chief and translator, who are facing prison sentences for publishing "The Exploits of a Young Don Juan" in Turkey.
Kostas Vaxevanis, the Greek investigative journalist who published the infamous "Lagarde list" of 2,000 Greek citizens holding Swiss bank accounts, was acquitted of charges of privacy breaches on 27 November 2013.
An American citizen is being held in a maximum-security prison in the UAE after posting a satirical YouTube video. He is the first foreign national to be charged with the country's draconian cybercrimes decree.
Four journalists have been assassinated in Mosul since early October 2013; Iraqi security officials have not arrested or charged anyone in connection with the attacks. At the same time, prosecutors have stepped up criminal prosecutions of journalists for defamation and have increased other harassment of journalists.
Egyptian police used water cannons, teargas, and batons to disperse several hundred activists peacefully protesting military trials of civilians. The police assault came two days after Interim President Adly Mansour issued a new law restricting public assembly.
Yahya Hassan has caused nationwide debate with his poetry, which is critical of Islam and parts of the Danish immigrant community.
Bill Talen, the man behind Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, is facing riot charges for staging a peaceful musical protest against JPMorgan Chase's investment in fossil fuel projects.
We, and other privacy advocates, have criticised
the poor provisions of the so-called Safe Harbour agreement, which allows free transfers of personal information from European countries to companies in the United States that have signed up and promise to abide by its Principles. Now the European Commission, prompted by the recent mass surveillance scandals, has published an investigation
into this agreement which provides overwhelming evidence that it is not fit for purpose. It urges the US authorities, with a number of concrete recommendations, to get their act together by next summer.
The IFJ is saddened to report on the death of a GEO news journalist in a recent twin bomb explosion that killed at least five people and wounded dozens more in Karachi, Pakistan.
Shockingly, as many as 23 journalists have been murdered during the past two decades in Afghanistan, but their killers - with the exception of two cases - remain unpunished.
Despite the popular uprisings and their promise of more freedom, the Arab world is not getting the independent media information it needs and deserves, media professionals from across the region said at the annual Arab Free Press Forum.
According to an Human Rights Watch letter to the Mexican president, the current administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto has failed to improve upon the human rights record of his predecessor in multiple areas.
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EOHR express its deep concern following the issuing of a law on demonstrations by the interim President of the Republic Adli Mansour. The law was passed despite the opposition to the bill and the call for various amendments and limits to the law, which were ignored.