Ashok Dulal, a journalist with "Rajdhani" daily, published in Kathmandu, Nepal, was threatened for taking a photograph of a damaged school.
Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of the Al-Wefaq Society and a prominent religious figure in Bahrain, was charged with publicly inciting hatret, insulting public institutions, and promoting a change in the regime.
In a joint letter, NGOs and membership organisations have called on the National Assembly of Cambodia to immediately withdraw the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO).
Women are challenging traditional notions of journalism and what it means to work in the media industry, carving their own path to ensure their voices are heard and their stories are told.
"The government needs to recognize that the freedom to express your gender is as fundamental as any other freedom," said HRW after a Sharia (Islamic law) court in Malaysia has sentenced nine transgender women to fines, and two to one-month jail terms.
The largest development bank in the world has done little to prevent or dissuade governments from intimidating critics of the projects it funds.
"Lukasz Masiak was one of the most recognised journalists in the region. Often he undertook and wrote about difficult and controversial topics. He wrote boldly and honestly, for which he was highly regarded in the journalistic community."
Nearly seven years after Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia, along with Australian photographer Nigel Brennan and translator Abdifatah Elmi, one of the alleged masterminds behind their ordeal has been charged.
"Policing demonstrations can be difficult, but beating people certainly isn’t acceptable crowd control," said Lydia Gall, Balkans and Eastern Europe researcher at Human Rights Watch. "And beating a journalist covering a protest is not just unlawful, but an indefensible attack on press freedom."
Sentenced to 15 years in prison and a 15-year travel ban following his release, Saudi lawyer and rights advocate Waleed Abulkhair—the recipient of numerous human rights awards—is paying a steep price for challenging the views and practices of Saudi Arabia’s religious and political leaders.
The Inter American Press Association condemns the murder in Mexico of journalist Ismael Díaz López, and calls on the authorities to undertake an urgent and exhaustive investigation to determine if the motive for the crime was related to his work.
Journalists Beatriz Lara Mendoza and Alfredo Parada of El Aragueño newspaper were arrested and strip-searched after being mistakenly summoned to a police station where dangerous criminals were being held.
In an open letter, the leaders of 15 groups urged President Pierre Nkurunziza, who is seeking a third term in office in a poll scheduled for July 15, to allow shuttered media outlets to reopen and operate without interference.
On 8 June, judicial system spokesman Golamhossien Mohsseni Ejehi announced the arrests of “several individuals” for social network activity regarded as “actions against national security.”
Journalist Sandeep Kothari had reported extensively on illegal mining in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and had filed a case against an illegal mining gang.
Maharat and ANHRI are featuring a new prisoner of conscience every month. Support June's prisoner, Waleed Abulkhair.
Human rights defender Emin Huseynov has arrived in Switzerland following months of negotiations between the Swiss foreign ministry and the government of Azerbaijan. Huseynov had been under threat of arrest during Azerbaijan's ongoing crackdown on journalists and civil society.
While images of the suffering of Rohingya migrants circulated around the world, local journalists and politicians have faced restrictions in trying to report on and speak out on the issue.
Emma Wadsworth-Jones speaks to two Ethiopian journalists living as refugees in Kenya, to get a first-hand perspective of what forced them from their country and of their lives as writers in exile.
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In the years after she was abducted and brutally assaulted while reporting on violence at a maximum-security prison involving state officials and paramilitary groups, award-winning journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima has fought tirelessly to bring the issue of sexual violence against women into the public consciousness.