RWB is relieved by blogger Ta Phong Tan's release after three years in prison on an anti-state propaganda charge but points out that 15 other citizen-journalists are still detained in Vietnam.
The two alleged masterminds in the killing of Palawan broadcaster Gerardo "Gerry" Ortega in 2011 were arrested in Thailand on 20 September 2015. Upon the masterminds' deportation to the Philippines, the journalist's family hopes the suspects will be arraigned in a proper court.
Armed men on a motorcycle fired five to six shots at the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of Samaa television. This is the third attack on the media just in the city of Karachi in September.
Rumours of Akran Raslan's death have been circulating online in recent days and now the sources consulted by Reporters Without Borders say it has been confirmed that he died in detention in 2013, less than a year after his arrest in October 2012, and that his death was almost certainly the result of having been tortured by the Syrian security services.
Should we have the legal and technical ability to remove certain data that we do not want to exist on the Internet? What implications does this have for the rights to freedom of expression and access to information on-line?
Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned by the precedent set in the United States’ government’s case against a former CIA operative convicted of allegedly divulging classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen.
Human Rights Watch's report is based on in-depth interviews with over 35 victims and witnesses of human rights violations, including journalists, human rights defenders, student leaders, political opposition members, religious leaders, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.
At least ten Palestinian journalists were injured on 13 and 14 September while covering the clashes, which coincided with the Jewish New Year celebrations.
President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine signed a decree on September 16, 2015, expanding a wide-ranging blacklist of people banned from entering Ukraine, including dozens of journalists,.
Vodafone recently admitted that an employee had 'accessed some text messages and call records' of Australian investigative journalist Natalie O'Brien in January 2011. Reports have suggested that Vodafone was aware the actions were illegal and that a cover-up may have taken place.
Shirin Abbasov disappeared without trace in Baku on 16 September while on his way to the university. His lawyer, who has not been allowed to see him, thinks he is being held by the MIA, a police unit that is supposed to combat organized crime.
"Media should give equal coverage to all political parties and candidates regardless of their size and profile," said May Thingyan Hein, a veteran journalist and media trainer in Burma.
Following his release, Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk said that he and the two politicians who had been detained were forced to sign an agreement not to lead, participate or assist in any anti-coup movement.
Sixty-one journalists have been killed for reasons related to their work or have died in accidents while on assignment so far this year. This figure does not include approximately 54 journalists whose deaths are currently under review by IPI for inclusion in the Death Watch.
Moroccan journalists who violate the taboos on criticizing Islam, the monarchy or the country’s claim to Western Sahara are liable to receive heavy fines or long jail terms.
The protesters, who were led by members of pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) were demonstrating to demand that Electoral Commission of Ghana compiles a new voters’ register. Members of the Ghana Police Service chased, arrested, tear-gassed and whipped some of the demonstrators.
On Tuesday 15 September 2015, several mandatory broadcasts ordered by the Communications Secretariat (Secom) interrupted the regular programming of Ecuadorian radio stations to discredit the work of Fundamedios.
With elections coming in less than two months, dozens of student protesters remain in prison in Burma for simply protesting against the government's draft education bill.
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the situation in Burkina Faso, where the soldiers who staged a coup d’état yesterday have silenced most privately-owned radio and TV stations and are controlling the state-owned national TV broadcaster, RTB.
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The HCLU is calling on the government to provide refugees with basic services, in addition to giving them information packages about the asylum procedure, available health centres, and other relevant information. It also calls upon authorities to allow journalists and human rights groups to do their jobs freely.