"Brazilian journalists covering local issues or working in small cities and rural areas continue to face some of the highest rates of violence in the region," Carlos Lauría, CPJ's senior program coordinator for the Americas.
Dutch freelance photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans was killed today in the Libyan city of Sirte while covering clashes between Islamic State fighters and forces loyal to the Libyan Army.
The Free Media Movement (FMM) requests the Inspector General of Police to take action to end the practice of threatening journalists within police stations by complainers or petitioners.
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"Censoring the press will not put an end to the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir," CPJ said. "The Kashmir Reader
should be allowed to resume publication without delay."
Italian investigative journalists Luigi Pelazza and Mauro Pilay, who work for the TV programme Le Lene, were arrested by ten plainclothes policemen in Marrakesh and were accused of not obtaining permission to investigate a child prostitution network in the city.
"It is clear that past investigations into killings of journalists have not yielded any fruitful results. We therefore appeal to the authorities concerned to include representatives of journalists unions, editors and media associations in any committee formed to investigate any incidence involving journalists."
Vietnamese authorities should immediately free the blogger Nguyen Dinh Ngoc and all other peaceful critics imprisoned for criticising the government, the ruling Vietnam Communist Party, or their policies, Human Rights Watch said.
An independent online media organisation is suing the army for details on a controversial project to test access to information laws in Thailand.
If Google's new messaging app is your answer to encryption, you may be asking the wrong question.
Agreements between countries and social media companies loom as one of the most significant threats to free expression around the world.
Switzerland caps a week of shocking referendum results by supporting a law that would grant its intelligence agency sweeping powers to spy on...the Swiss.
Turkish authorities reportedly ordered the closure of at least 12 television stations and 11 radio stations owned, operated or linked to Kurds or members of the Alevi religious minority – including one station that airs children’s programming – on charges that they spread “terrorist propaganda”.
Award recognizes Iranian cartoonist held by Australia, surveillance in Thailand takes a most scary turn and a report on transgender women in Cambodia reveals shocking statistics.
People close to Illuminée Iragena believe she was unlawfully detained and tortured, and there are unconfirmed reports that she may have died. Human Rights Watch has been unable to verify this information, but is concerned about her fate and well-being, and about the lack of information on her whereabouts.
In Kuwait, no one is immune from legal prosecution when criticizing the Emir and the ruling family.
Abid Abdullah, Director of Coordination for the Jang Group, was kidnapped at gunpoint by unidentified men in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan.
IFEX members call on Prime Minister Trudeau to put human rights, especially free expression and press freedom, at the heart of the Canada-China relationship.
Sri Lankan police have exhumed the body of slain journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga as part of a new investigation into his death in 2009.
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The 5-page motion "condemns all attacks and violence against journalists" and recognises media freedom as a cornerstone of democratic societies. It also expresses deep concern over all human rights violations against journalists which undermine freedom of expression and lead to self-censorship or deters journalists from continuing their work.