A new report by Human Rights Watch documents physical attacks and threats, punitive lawsuits, and smear campaigns targeting journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia.
Among the 400 gigabytes of data, was a file called “Midworld Pro – Bahrain” which indicated a Bahraini purchase of the “Remote Control System” spyware likely used to target human rights activists and political opposition.
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) welcomes Nabeel Rajab's release, but also calls for all charges against him to be dropped, in addition to the release of all other unjustly detained prisoners of conscience.
Reporters Without Borders calls on EU countries that still have blasphemy laws to follow the example of Iceland, which has just repealed its blasphemy legislation in a highly symbolic move six months after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.
A directive issued to all broadcasters by the Uganda Communications Commission attempts to restrict journalists' ability to report freely on the upcoming presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections in Uganda.
Reporters Without Borders has written to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto calling for urgent measures to protect media personnel and to combat impunity for crimes of violence against them.
A string of disappearances and arrests of over 100 human rights lawyers in China in the past week is the boldest move yet in Beijing’s sprawling campaign to destroy China’s human rights movement.
Serbeze Haxhiaj, a journalist with public radio Radio Kosova, has received threats from individuals who identified themselves as former superior officers in the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) / Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës (UCK).
They were attacked after publishing opinion articles or news reports about the contracts of several Ecuadorian government agencies with Italian company Hacking Team.
This is the first resolution on Bahrain to have been adopted by the current parliament, elected in April 2014, and marks continued European concern for the state of human rights in the Gulf country.
From private disagreements to a viral video of police brutality, a whistleblower's leak or a heartfelt political call to arms: if the full spectrum of human expression happens to be expressed online, the HDC Act applies.
Alemu was arrested in 2011 and charged with plotting an act of terrorism, while the Zone 9 bloggers were arrested in 2014 and accused of using social media to create instability in the country.
Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev was shot dead on 9 July 2013 as he left for work in Makhachkala, Dagestan. He had actively reported on human rights violations against Muslims by the police and Russian army.
Reeyot Alemu had been jailed since June 2011 on terrorism charges. Her release comes a day after the release of five other jailed Ethiopian journalists, who are affiliated with the Zone 9 collective.
Society’s use of digital surveillance is here to stay. But we are not wholly powerless in the face of it. Writer Deji Bryce Olukotun maps several paths to follow to secure our protection online.
Ghazi Mrayat's detention was in connection with a July 6 report he wrote for Al-Rai which cited a "well-informed source" as saying that Jordanian security services had foiled an Iranian-backed terror plot.
7 July 2015 marked 15 years since the disappearance of journalist Dzmitry Zavadski. Law enforcement agencies have yet to find the mastermind behind the crime.
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The journalists were arrested in late April 2014, along with four other bloggers. All were charged with incitement and terrorism, according to news reports.
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The charges relate to the reproduction on phuketwan.com of a single paragraph from a Reuters special report on Rohingya boat-people published in July 2013. Reuters subsequently won a Pulitzer Prize for the investigation in 2014.