By not mentioning or addressing the right to privacy during the UPR, the review of Egypt's human rights situation will not include one of the most relevant and pressing issues facing Egyptians today.
58 people killed in a single attack, including 32 media workers. The failure to convict anyone in the 2009 Ampatuan Massacre case both reflects and nourishes the culture of impunity, everywhere.
Between 18 and 23 November, tweet for justice using the hashtag #AmpatuanMassacre. Your tweet will make a difference.
Information minister Lambert Mendé announced the closure of five opposition radio stations and the withdrawal of their licences in a communiqué broadcast by Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise on 14 November 2014.
The letter, recently discovered by historian and professor Beverly Gage, is a disturbing document, demonstrating what happens when the intelligence community takes the fruits of their surveillance and unleashes it on a target.
The world's leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report. The unwillingness to challenge violations of human rights, suppression of civil society, media restrictions etc. comes within the context of a mounting challenge to democratic institutions presented by authoritarian powers in Eurasia, the Middle East, China, and elsewhere.
IFJ joins its affiliate the Cambodian Association for the Protection of Journalists in welcoming the sentencing of six killers in Kampong Chhang Provincial Court, following the brutal murder of a journalist in January.
Journalists are finding it increasingly difficult to cover the protests about the 43 missing trainee teachers in the southwestern state of Guerrero, which have turned violent since the authorities announced that they were probably murdered.
For years, pundits and scholars have warned of the implications of social media companies capitulating to foreign governments, handing over user data or censoring content. Facebook's latest government requests report demonstrates why.
The 37-page report, "Rights in Retreat: Abuses in Crimea" and accompanying video document the intimidation and harassment of Crimea residents who oppose Russia's actions in Crimea, in particular Crimean Tatars, as well as activists and journalists.
How impunity works in the Philippines is best demonstrated not only by the Ampatuan Massacre, but by the hundreds of other cases of media murders, among them the brazen murder of environmentalist, broadcaster and anti-corruption crusader Gerry Ortega.
At least six publications have had to close in recent months and around 30 journalists have fled abroad since the start of the year as a result of the biggest crackdown on the privately-owned press since 2005.
The Botswana High Court, in a groundbreaking decision, ruled on November 14, 2014, that members of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights group could formally register their organisation.
Journalist Oscar Castaño Valencia had been working on an investigation into the regulation of prostitution by criminal groups, when he was attacked after a source asked to meet with him.
Algerian journalist Abdelhai Abdessamia has been held in Tebessa prison since 18 August 2013.
Given the challenging UN-level negotiations on the right to privacy, Privacy International and others have urged member states to adopt principles already spelled out in the High Commissioner's report, as they are based on existing jurisprudence of human rights bodies.
SEAPA views with utmost concern the latest move of the Ministry of Information in Burma to pursue legal action against "Myanmar Thandawsint" for publishing scathing commentary about the words of President Thein Sein.
Chinese President Xi Jinping issued tough words on the visa woes of international media outlets, arguing that journalists facing visa restrictions had brought trouble on themselves and signaling that there will be little respite for the international media in China.
Hungarian journalists are not being jailed or murdered. There is no poster child for a muzzled press. The repression is achieved through a combination of regulations and cronyism and a strategy of divide and rule.
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Journalist Leonel Alberto Rodriguez has been the target of a series of recent threats which stem from a case he uncovered concerning a sexual assault accusation against La Banda’s former mayor, Héctor Eduardo Ruiz.