The following blog post, written by Iraqi journalist Oday Hatem, details the brutality of Islamic State militants against journalists in Iraq.
A social media campaign is undercutting Azerbaijan's attempts to use the upcoming European Games to whitewash human rights abuses in the country.
PEN American Center expressed outrage at the harassment and confinement in a mental institution of South African psychologist and novelist Zainub Priya Dala (ZP Dala) exacted in reprisal for her comments in appreciation of the writing of former PEN American Center President Salman Rushdie.
Eight human rights organisations have developed an outline of qualifications that they believe are relevant to the selection and appointment of the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy.
A freelance journalist was detained in connection with a story that alleged a girl had been assaulted by police in Jaffna city, northern Sri Lanka.
Facing government lawsuits, spiralling costs, diminishing advertising revenue, and the illness of its founder, the 15-year-old newspaper has downsized in a last-ditch effort to survive.
Palestinian student Bara Alqadi was kidnapped on 2 April 2015 and beaten by four masked and unknown men. He had previously been receiving death threats because of articles he had written and comments he had made on Facebook.
In a radio interview with IPI, free expression rapporteur David Kaye shares thoughts on hate speech and online intimidation against journalists.
Reporters Without Borders is worried about the lack of progress in investigations into violence against journalists and the climate of impunity resulting from the slowness of judicial and police procedures.
A correspondent of a Pakistani newspaper was arrested by security agencies in North Waziristan near the Pak-Afghan border.
A Filipino publisher and columnist facing two counts of criminal libel for his column on a drug pusher says his recent arrest was "a clear attack" on press freedom.
"We should not praise the government for releasing people it had no right to imprison in the first place. Releasing the detainees three days before an election is part of President Bashir's effort to legitimize a tainted electoral process," said Vukasin Petrovic, regional director for Africa at Freedom House.
Iran continues to be one of the world’s five biggest prisons for news and information providers, with a total of 46 journalists and Internet activists currently detained.
The Supreme Court of India recently struck down section 66A of the IT Act. The landmark decision signals a move towards greater protection of free expression in the world's largest democracy; but there is still much to do.
Ivonne Guzmán, a journalist for El Comercio, said she believed the message could be related to her most recent article in which she questioned the high cost of living in Ecuador.
PEN International and Macedonian PEN are deeply concerned by the recent revelations that the Macedonian state has reportedly been subjecting its journalists and various state institutions to mass, unauthorised surveillance.
The frequency with which bloggers and social network users are arrested and convicted in the Sultanate of Oman reflects the appalling state of online freedom of information and expression there.
Raymond Lidal, a Norwegian freelance journalist, has been detained in Yemen for nearly two weeks, according to his friend and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2011, Anuška Delić wrote a series of articles, just before the Slovenian parliamentary elections, in which she uncovered alleged connections between the Slovenian neo-Nazi group "Blood and Honour" and members of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS).
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