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14 June 2016 |

Lack of accountability for NGO attacks breeds impunity in Uganda

Lack of accountability for NGO attacks breeds impunity in Uganda
The severity of one of the recent attacks, in which intruders beat a security guard to death, demonstrates the urgency of addressing these attacks, for which no-one has been held responsible.
14 June 2016 |

Pacific media condemn PNG police shootings, latest journo assault

Pacific media condemn PNG police shootings, latest journo assault In the panic and pandemonium caused by police tear gas and shooting at unarmed citizens, a female journalist was assaulted while covering a protest in Papua New Guinea.
13 June 2016 |

Bahrain arrests rights defender Nabeel Rajab again, NGOs demand immediate release

Bahrain arrests rights defender Nabeel Rajab again, NGOs demand immediate release The following is a joint statement signed by six local, regional, and international rights groups and published on 13 June 2016.
13 June 2016 |

Yavuz Baydar: "Judicial coup" sends clear warning to Turkey’s remaining independent journalists

Yavuz Baydar: The accelerated authoritarianism in Turkey — chiefly targeting media, academia and civil dissent — leaves nothing to chance. Though the media sector remains top of the list for the president’s persecution, those who are seen as instrumental in filing and judging the court cases against them are also targets.
13 June 2016 |

"Prison is easier than exile for me," Zainab Al-Khawaja on being forced to flee Bahrain

On 6 June 2016, human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja and her two children, Jude and Abdulhadi Jr, arrived in Denmark, where she is a dual citizen, after she was forced to leave the country by authorities in Bahrain.
13 June 2016 |

Indonesia urged to use Press Law to investigate journalist's intimidation

SEAPA believes that the best way to protect press freedom in Indonesia is to use the provisions of the Press Law to address such incidents against the media.
10 June 2016 |

Join PEN in marking the fourth anniversary of Raif Badawi's arrest

Join PEN in marking the fourth anniversary of Raif Badawi's arrest Take a photo to #FreeRaif and share it on Twitter or Facebook to join PEN's campaign.
10 June 2016 |

Young Syrian press photographer killed in Aleppo

Young Syrian press photographer killed in Aleppo Employed by Images Live, a British photo agency, Osama Jumaa was injured while covering a Syrian government artillery bombardment of the Aleppo residential neighbourhood of Al-Zebdyeh. He was inside an ambulance when it was itself hit by a shell that killed both him and the driver.
10 June 2016 |

Two years on, Gambia yet to comply with ECOWAS Court ruling on murder of Deyda Hydara

Today June 10, 2016, marks two years after the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice found that the Gambian government failed to conduct a proper investigation into the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara.
10 June 2016 |

What reporters covering the F1 Grand Prix in Azerbaijan should know

What reporters covering the F1 Grand Prix in Azerbaijan should know On 17–19 June 2016, Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku will host the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe. Attracting global attention, the race provides an opportunity for journalists covering it to increase awareness of the dire human rights situation in Azerbaijan and highlight the need for reform.
10 June 2016 |

Ecuadorian journalists, opposition politicians accused of scheming with CIA

Ecuadorian journalists, opposition politicians accused of scheming with CIA A campaign was set in motion by the Telesur network on 6 June 2016 in which Ecuadorian journalists and opposition politicians are accused of having connections with the CIA in order to destabilise the government of President Correa.
10 June 2016 |

Afghan journalists' group condemns attack on local radio station in Nangarhar

AFJC strongly condemns the grenade attack on a local private radio station in the capital of Eastern Nangarhar province and urges the local authorities to investigate.
10 June 2016 |

Thai rights defenders face military criminal complaint over torture report

The Thai military should immediately withdraw its criminal complaints against three human rights defenders for reporting alleged torture by government security forces in southern Thailand
9 June 2016 |

Tongan Prime Minister should end harassment of local journalist Viola Ulakai

Tongan Prime Minister should end harassment of local journalist Viola Ulakai  IFEX members call on the Prime Minister of Tonga to cease threats of suspension of journalist Viola Ulakai and respect his past commitment to press freedom in the country.
9 June 2016 |

Saudi rights defender Abdulaziz Al-Shubaili sentenced to 8 years in prison

In a hearing which took place on 29 May 2016, the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh sentenced Al-Shubaili to eight years in prison followed by another eight years of a travel ban to start after he serves his sentence.
9 June 2016 |

Open letter on the financial crisis facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Open letter on the financial crisis facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights On 23 May, the IACHR reported that severe financial problems have forced it to cancel its July and October sessions and all trips planned for this year and, if new funding cannot be secured by mid-June, will lead to the non-renewal of the contracts of 40 per cent of its staff
8 June 2016 |

Campaigners welcome progress on Access to Information in Namibia

The ACTION Coalition commended Namibia's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) for earnestly initiating the process of drafting both an access to information (ATI) law and updating the information policy for the country.
8 June 2016 |

Call on Colombia to reaffirm its commitment to justice for murdered journalists

Call on Colombia to reaffirm its commitment to justice for murdered journalists The Colombian Government has an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to freedom of expression and an end to impunity by submitting a response to the UNESCO Director General’s upcoming 2016 report on the Safety of Journalists and Danger of Impunity.
8 June 2016 |

U.N. experts to Egypt: Free 'Rabaa Operations Room' journalists

The human rights experts have called for the release of nine journalists Egypt is holding in connection with the bloody clearing of Cairo's Rabaa Square in August 2013, saying that their detention is arbitrary and a violation of their human rights.
8 June 2016 |

Indonesian reporter in hiding after harassment campaign

Indonesian reporter in hiding after harassment campaign IPI urged Indonesia to ensure the safety of journalists after a reporter covering demonstrations related to the country's 1965 anti-communist massacre was threatened with violence and forced into hiding.


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