Athletes and sports figures have played an active part in Bahrain’s pro-democracy movement since it began in February 2011, and the Bahraini government has punished them harshly for it.
Delta TV journalist Isaac Kugonza was shot in the head by police on 16 November 2015. He is the third journalist to be shot while covering political events in Uganda in less than two months.
Their trial on charges of “endangering state security and integrity” and receiving “illegal foreign funding” is due to begin on 19 November.
The International Partnership Mission to Indonesia travelled to the country to meet with journalists, government and civil society representatives to review the media environment one year on since its first visit in December 2014. Significantly, it also conducted a fact-finding visit to Papua.
RSF is launching operation #opendoor for foreign reporters who come to Paris to cover the aftermath of last Friday’s tragic events. We are opening our doors to journalists who need an office (with phone and WiFi connection), logistical support or language assistance.
Houthis barred Dr. Shafiqa al-Wahsh, director of the semi-governmental Women's National Committee of Yemen, and her colleagues from traveling to preparatory peace talk meetings in the region.
Bolatbek Blyalov is the third activist in Kazakhstan arrested in the last month on suspicion of “inciting social, national, clan, racial, class, or religious discord,” a vague and overbroad criminal offense, during a crackdown on outspoken government critics.
A year and a half after a military coup in Thailand, RWB is releasing a report about the Thai military's skilfully orchestrated crackdown on freedom of information.
The arrest of a poet on charges of insulting the president of Myanmar points to both the government's low tolerance for satire as a form of creative expression and the overly broad wording of the 2013 Telecommunications Law and other statutes applied to social media networks, according to PEN Myanmar.
The IAHCR has granted precautionary measures to Venezuelan journalists Miguel Henrique Otero, Teodoro Petkoff, Alberto Federico Ravell and his daughter Isabel Cristina Ravell, given the serious acts of harassment and persecution by the government for exercising their right to freedom of expression.
A counterterrorism bill under consideration in Brazil contains overbroad and vague language that endangers basic human rights such as freedom of association and expression.
Leading investigative journalist and human rights advocate Hossam Bahgat, who was arrested on 8 November under accusations of spreading "false news" and held in military detention, was released on 10 November.
PEN Canada presents “Free Expression Matters” a series that breaks down free expression issues in Canada. For this first installment they take a look at defamation and strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP lawsuits).
Malaysian authorities have brought new criminal charges against critics of the government and are showing no signs of easing this year's intensifying crackdown on free expression.
Government in the Cook Islands must withdraw an injunction stopping media from publishing a constitutional opinion that criticises overspending, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of radio journalist Israel Gonçalves Silva, who was shot dead Tuesday in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. The attack comes as at least four journalists have been murdered in direct retaliation for their work in Brazil this year.
Members of the IFEX network and other concerned organisations demand justice for wrongful imprisonment of Mohammed Ismael Rasaool
Barely a week after having published its annual report calling for the Congolese authorities to put an end to impunity for attacks on the press, Journaliste en danger has registered four cases of flagrant attacks against journalists.
As some media owners divest under the media law's anti-monopoly provisions, people close to the administration have snapped up many of these properties and licenses.
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