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17 March 2015 |

Swaziland doesn't want you to care about these government critics. Here's why you should.

Swaziland doesn't want you to care about these government critics. Here's why you should. They don't write for The New York Times or The Daily Mail. And the Swazi government is counting on just that to keep Bheki Makhubu and Thulani Maseko in jail for criticizing the judiciary.
17 March 2015 |

Nepal refuses to 'indulge' Tibetans' freedom of expression

Nepal refuses to 'indulge' Tibetans' freedom of expression On 10 March every year, Tibetans worldwide commemorate the failed 1959 rebellion against Chinese rule. With a growing Chinese influence over Nepal, the Nepalese government stands strong against Tibetan exiles protesting in support of their homeland.
16 March 2015 |

Danger on the rise: Three journalists killed in one week in Guatemala

Danger on the rise: Three journalists killed in one week in Guatemala Danilo López, Federico Salazar and Guido Armando Giovanni Villatoro were murdered in Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. Risks faced by the press are expected to worsen in lead up to elections.
16 March 2015 |

The dark side of Mexico's drug war: A lack of reporting on the crisis

The investigation into the horrific September 2014 murder of 43 students in Iguala has triggered massive protests among Mexicans, but the story of the precarious state of security in Mexico remains under-reported in Canada.
16 March 2015 |

A fading opportunity to protect Internet freedom in Pakistan

With 11 percent of Pakistan’s 190 million citizens now online, ensuring that the internet is an open space for communication, commerce, and democracy is becoming more important with each additional laptop and smartphone.
16 March 2015 |

Jordanian news site, threatened with closure, reflects on acceding to license requirement

Jordanian news site, threatened with closure, reflects on acceding to license requirement Lina Ejeilat, editor of the 7iber.com news site, spoke to the International Press Institute about Jordan's Press and Publications Law and how it affects the future of 7iber.
13 March 2015 |

NGOs call on Human Rights Council to establish special rapporteur on right to privacy

NGOs call on Human Rights Council to establish special rapporteur on right to privacy If established, the rapporteur will provide much-needed leadership and guidance on developing an understanding of the scope and content on the right to privacy.
13 March 2015 |

Civil society, computer security experts call for rejection of flawed cybersecurity legislation

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 has been introduced under the auspices of increased computer and network security. But instead, they have focused on information sharing, without addressing the privacy implications that entails.
13 March 2015 |

Russian FSB agents in Crimea charge journalist, interrogate another

In two separate raids on 13 March 2015 in Crimea, FSB agents searched the homes of the parents of journalists Natalya Kokorina and Anna Andriyevskaya, according to news reports.
13 March 2015 |

Key figure accused in journalist massacre released on bail in the Philippines

Sajid Ampatuan is one of the key figures accused of involvement in the Ampatuan Massacre, which saw 58 people including 32 journalists brutally murdered in 2009 – the single deadliest attack on journalists in history.
13 March 2015 |

Eight months after seizing control, Yemen's Houthi rebels continue to target the media

Eight months after seizing control, Yemen's Houthi rebels continue to target the media Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels are still persecuting journalists, media outlets and media support institutions eight months after seizing control of the capital, Sanaa, and a large swathe of the country. Their methods include death threats, abduction and looting.
12 March 2015 |

Murals by art groups removed from streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Murals by art groups removed from streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras While murals in the most important cities of the world are displayed with pride, in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa municipal cleanup crews remove these works of art and cover them with grey paint.
12 March 2015 |

Belarusian authorities called upon to lift ban on freelance journalists

Belarusian authorities called upon to lift ban on freelance journalists According to the Mass Media Law in Belarus, freelance journalists are banned from reporting in the country. The law only recognises employed journalists working for major media organisations in Belarus.
12 March 2015 |

China - How not to observe International Women's Day

A government spokesperson recently proclaimed the importance of women in Chinese society; but the detention of 10 women's rights activists on this year's holiday tells a different story.
11 March 2015 |

A documentary banned in India, but conversation about women's safety continues

A documentary banned in India, but conversation about women's safety continues The banning of the documentary "India's Daughter" is seen as another example of the chilling climate of censorship in the country. Nevertheless, if the filmmakers wanted to inspire a conversation about rape and attitudes about women, the ban may have inadvertently aided their cause.
11 March 2015 |

The Asia-Pacific media through a gender lens

The Asia-Pacific media through a gender lens The IFJ and its affiliates have begun a campaign of gender action aimed at recognising the vital role of women in the media. The campaign started with the launch of a special series of country reports.
11 March 2015 |

Crackdown on Burmese protests shows Special Rapporteur still needed

Crackdown on Burmese protests shows Special Rapporteur still needed ARTICLE 19 condemns the excessive violence used against peaceful protesters in Letpadan and Yangon, Burma, and the ill treatment subjected to students, journalists, monks and ambulance workers among others by both police and paramilitaries.
11 March 2015 |

Paraguayan journalist shot dead in Brazil

Journalist Gerardo Servián was critical of the local administration in Amambay. This latest attack on the life of a media worker demonstrates the necessity of ending impunity and of establishing guarantees for the work of the press.
11 March 2015 |

Meet 9 southern African women doing outstanding work in media and human rights

Meet 9 southern African women doing outstanding work in media and human rights From a journalist following in the footsteps of her idols at Harvard, to an activist fighting for a world where children are free to express themselves, the Media Institute of Southern Africa introduces you to 9 women who are "making it happen."
11 March 2015 |

Syria Tracker: Crisis-mapping in a warzone

Syria Tracker: Crisis-mapping in a warzone Syria Tracker is a platform that collates and displays data on human rights abuses and other welfare issues caused by the Syrian conflict.


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Meet 9 southern African women doing outstanding work in media and human rights

  • From a journalist following in the footsteps of her idols at Harvard, to an activist fighting for a world where children are free to express themselves, the Media Institute of Southern Africa introduces you to 9 women who are "making it happen."

 
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