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5 January 2017 |

Award-winning Chinese human rights journalist: "This is a calling, not a career choice"

Award-winning Chinese human rights journalist: Zhao Sile, who has received three Human Rights Press Awards, has built her journalistic career on chronicling China's human rights defenders and their suffering.
5 January 2017 |

Third journalist killed in India's Bihar in eight months

The third murder of a journalist in the last eight months in India's eastern Bihar state illustrates the danger of allowing such crimes to continue to be met with impunity, IPI said.
5 January 2017 |

Jordanian journalist held a year in UAE for Facebook posts

UAE authorities have detained a Jordanian journalist without trial or access to a lawyer for over a year. Tayseer al-Najjar was apparently detained over three Facebook posts in which he criticized Egypt, Israel, and gulf countries.
5 January 2017 |

Iranian civil rights defender on hunger strike for over 67 days

Iranian civil rights defender on hunger strike for over 67 days The campaign to save civil rights defender Arash Sadeghi has reached a critical point. Two months into his hunger strike, many worry Sadeghi's life is on the line in Iran's Evin prison.
4 January 2017 |

Marques de Morais charged yet again

Marques de Morais charged yet again Renowned Angolan journalist tells CPJ a prosecutor questioned him for three hours before charging him over an article that alleged wrongdoing by Angola's attorney general.
3 January 2017 |

Three Belarusian bloggers detained for criticizing government policies

Three Belarusian bloggers detained for criticizing government policies Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of three bloggers – Dzmitry Alimkin, Yury Paulavets and Syarhey Shyptsenka – who have been held by the Belarusian authorities for the past three weeks for criticizing the government’s supposed “Russophobic” tendencies.
3 January 2017 |

Historic decision aims to give all Canadians access to reliable, world-class Internet

Historic decision aims to give all Canadians access to reliable, world-class Internet OpenMedia describes the CRTC decision as truly historic. It will be a game-changer for rural and underserved communities across Canada where Internet access is either unavailable or unaffordable, due to a digital divide keeping almost one in five Canadians offline.
3 January 2017 |

Bangladeshi reporter arrested over coverage of garment industry strike

Bangladeshi reporter arrested over coverage of garment industry strike RSF calls for the immediate release of Nazmul Huda, a reporter who was arrested because of his coverage of a strike by garment workers in Ashulia, the Dhaka suburb where Bangladesh's biggest garment factories are located.
2 January 2017 |

In defense of whistleblowers: EFF responds to a Malcolm Gladwell article

In defense of whistleblowers: EFF responds to a Malcolm Gladwell article In response to a Malcolm Gladwell article, EFF argues that whistleblowers should be judged on whether they brought seriously improper and illegal government or corporate activities to light, not based on who they are or where they sit in an elite hierarchy.
2 January 2017 |

Turkish investigative journalist Ahmet Şık arrested

Turkish investigative journalist Ahmet Şık arrested Şık was arrested at his home in Istanbul this morning as a government crackdown targeting critical voices in the press intensified further.
31 December 2016 |

Russia's five most memorable online censorship moments of 2016

Russia's five most memorable online censorship moments of 2016 As 2016 comes to a close, RuNet Echo looks back at the five most controversial, infamous, and even ironic actions this year by Russia's federal censors.
31 December 2016 |

Study maps forms of surveillance faced by female journalists in Pakistan

Study maps forms of surveillance faced by female journalists in Pakistan A newly released DRF pilot study explores the gendered surveillance that female journalists experience in Pakistan.
30 December 2016 |

Two online media outlets suffer break-in at shared office in Buenos Aires

“We are not into paranoia but we are not naive either,” said Revista Anfibia editor Martin Alé. “Of the 20 offices in this building, it was the one with two media outlets that was targeted. This was an act of theft and an act of vandalism.”
28 December 2016 |

Bahrain's prosecution detains Nabeel Rajab despite court-ordered release

Bahrain's prosecution detains Nabeel Rajab despite court-ordered release A Bahraini court ordered the provisional release of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on bail. However, the Public Prosecution subsequently ordered his continued detention for seven days.
25 December 2016 |

Popular Tanzanian website's office raided, staff arrested and detained

The arrest on Tuesday of Maxence Melo, founder and editor of Jamii Forum, the popular Tanzanian website, has raised serious concerns among the human rights community in the region.
24 December 2016 |

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji released from prison pending appeal

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji released from prison pending appeal Naji has served 10 months of a sentence imposed in February 2016 for ‘violating public modesty’. The court suspended his sentence pending his appeal scheduled for 1 January 2017. He was released on 22 December.
22 December 2016 |

Concerns over abducted website founder's health and possible mistreatment

Concerns over abducted website founder's health and possible mistreatment RSF fears that Huang Qi, the founder of the 64 Tianwang news website, has been mistreated since his abduction-style arrest more than three weeks ago and calls for his immediate release.
22 December 2016 |

Venezuelan journalist shot at in presumed retaliation for earlier report

On December 8, 2016, journalist Jamel Louka, correspondent for Diario La Antena, was shot at in the Monagas municipality of Guárico state. The incident took place during the morning when he was intercepted by four men on two motorcycles, who shot at his car.
22 December 2016 |

Thailand's Cyber Crime Act tightens internet control

Thailand's Cyber Crime Act tightens internet control In a recent media interview, Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha stressed the need for Thai authorities to have a tool to act against online content considered to be critical and offensive to the monarchy.
22 December 2016 |

New Europe-wide campaign counters hate speech in media

New Europe-wide campaign counters hate speech in media As hate speech and stereotypes targeting migrants and refugees proliferate across Europe, balanced and fair media reporting is needed more than ever.


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