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22 August 2014 |

EU urged to sanction CCTV for broadcasting journalist's forced confession

While welcoming freelance journalist Xiang Nanfu's release, RWB calls on the European Council to sanction state-owned CCTV13's executives for violating his right to a fair trial by broadcasting his forced confession in order to incriminate him.
22 August 2014 |

Foreign correspondent assaulted, detained while covering student protest in Venezuela

Foreign correspondent assaulted, detained while covering student protest in Venezuela Gonzalo Ruiz, a correspondent for Colombian news channel NTN24, was assaulted and briefly detained by National Bolivarian Police officers while covering a confrontation between students and police in San Cristóbal.
22 August 2014 |

Student shot dead, others injured and arrested during university protest in Senegal

Student shot dead, others injured and arrested during university protest in Senegal Bassirou Faye was shot dead by an unidentified policeman as he was trying to escape his student residence, after police reportedly stormed the building. Faye had not taken part in the demonstrations, reports say.
22 August 2014 |

After latest incidents in Bangladesh, concern over worsening safety conditions for journalists

The IFJ and the Bangladesh Manobodhikari Sambadhik Forum strongly condemned an attack on a senior journalist in Barisal city amid a climate of declining safety for media workers in Bangladesh.
22 August 2014 |

Meet the 12 news providers currently detained in Bahrain

Meet the 12 news providers currently detained in Bahrain Twelve news and information providers are currently detained in Bahrain. Many of them are photographers or cameramen, who have been repeatedly targeted by the authorities since the start of the unrest in Bahrain in 2011.
21 August 2014 |

Police raid newspaper office, arrest editor in Bangladesh

Rabiullah Robi, editor of a daily newspaper, has been held for two days without charge following the publication of an article on abuse of authority by a Bangladeshi official.
21 August 2014 |

Burmese protest leader sentenced to four months with hard labour

U Sein Than, who was charged in May 2014 as the leader of a protest camp, was sentenced to four months imprisonment with hard labour for what the Burmese authorities determined was an unauthorised protest held before his original May 21 court hearing.
21 August 2014 |

Calling article 'divisive,' Afghanistan expels "New York Times" correspondent

Calling article 'divisive,' Afghanistan expels Matthew Rosenberg was ordered to leave Afghanistan after being questioned about an article suggesting government officials were discussing forming an interim government as a possible resolution to the electoral crisis.
21 August 2014 |

Venezuela: Health minister criticizes media coverage of HIV/AIDS and Chikungunya virus

Francisco Armada, the Poder Popular minister of health, has accused several private media outlets of leading a national destabilization campaign through their coverage of the Chikungunya virus and the supply of anti-retroviral drugs.
21 August 2014 |

Somalia: Shabelle Media Network journalists held in underground prison alongside suspected terrorists

Somalia: Shabelle Media Network journalists held in underground prison alongside suspected terrorists The chairman of Shabelle Media Network and the director of SkyFM have been detained in the National Intelligence and Security Agency's underground prison, a place where suspected terrorists are being kept.
21 August 2014 |

James Foley's killers pose many threats to local, international journalists

James Foley's killers pose many threats to local, international journalists Through the Islamic State's repeated targeting of journalists, the group has proven to be one of the most dangerous forces for the press across the region.
20 August 2014 |

Rights crackdown in Azerbaijan coincides with Council of Europe chairmanship

Rights crackdown in Azerbaijan coincides with Council of Europe chairmanship As Azerbaijan continues to chair the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, authorities have arrested several civil society leaders and forced human rights NGOs to suspend their operations.
20 August 2014 |

Indian union calls for wider discussion on media ownership recommendations

IFJ joins its affiliate the Indian Union of Journalists in calling on the government to hold wide-ranging discussions with all media stakeholders and civil society leaders on the amendments to the Press Council of India (PCI) Act and other recommendations put forward by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
20 August 2014 |

Theatre activists jailed for insulting monarchy in Thailand

Thailand's military junta first put a chokehold on TV, radio, newspapers and the internet, and now they're going after the theater arts. Since the military coup, the authorities have clamped down on any speech they find objectionable, including what they deem is critical of the monarchy, says HRW.
20 August 2014 |

No "permission" required to hold peaceful assemblies, Cambodian authorities reminded

A group of around 30 environmental activists who had organised a ride to raise awareness about a planned hydropower dam were blocked by security forces. CCHR reminds the authorities that no "permission" is required under Cambodian law to hold peaceful assemblies.
20 August 2014 |

On the firing of dissident theatre director Eva Wojciak in Poland

On the firing of dissident theatre director Eva Wojciak in Poland Ewa Wojciak, director of Poland’s Theatre of the Eighth Day, was fired by Poznan mayor Ryszard Grobelny on 28 July. His administration oversees culture and arts in the city, including Wojciak’s subversive and anti-establishment theatre group.
20 August 2014 |

Journalist James Foley killed by Islamic State militants 21 months after going missing in Syria

Journalist James Foley killed by Islamic State militants 21 months after going missing in Syria In a video posted online, the Al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State claimed to have executed Foley, saying the act was retribution for U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
19 August 2014 |

Malaysia: The newspaper that can't print "Allah"

An appeal for Catholic newspaper "The Herald" to be allowed to print the word Allah in its Malaysian-language edition has been turned down.
19 August 2014 |

Pro-democracy Hong Kong media outlet sacks independent radio host

IFJ is deeply concerned about a radio host whose contract was terminated because he promised to host a rally against the Occupy Movement in Hong Kong.
19 August 2014 |

Azerbaijan: Repression unleashed against information freedom defenders

The Azerbaijani government has been waging an unprecedented drive since July against human rights advocates, independent journalists, and their supporters.


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