Myanmar-born American writer Wendy Law-Yone spoke to Mizzima Weekly about her ambivalence towards copyright piracy and the steps she is taking to prevent it.
Romero said on the air on 14 May that he received the threats after revealing information about an alleged case of embezzlement of government funds that is said to involve President Juan Orlando Hernández.
While no journalist has been jailed for their work, press freedom and journalist safety in Timor-Leste are constantly under threat, mostly from politicians. Moreover, a new Press Law has been in place since the beginning of 2015.
Moroccan authorities continue to persecute Ali Lmrabet, a satirical newspaper editor who wants to resume publishing newspapers in Morocco now that his ten-year ban on working as journalist has expired.
"It is disturbingly ironic that this attack targeted an event aimed at drawing attention to violence and discrimination against LGBTI people, and underscores the urgent need for governments, civil society, religious communities, and others to aggressively combat discrimination..."
A hostage in Syria since 14 August 2012, Austin Tice completed his 1,000th day in captivity last week.
Charged under the Sedition Act in Malaysia, internationally known political cartoonist Zunar could face 43 years in jail for a tweet.
This statement was originally published on cpj.org
on 13 May 2015.
While the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill is well positioned for passage, Congress will be working within a very tight timetable. The Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition has set up an online Congress Action on FOI tracker to monitor developments in the coming days, weeks, and months.
In the run-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May, planned activities in Burundi, Myanmar, India, Jamaica, and Bangladesh offer a sample of what is being done to counter discrimination even in hostile environments.
The campaign was launched by I'lam Media Center, a Palestinian NGO that works to protect citizens' freedom of expression and give them a sense of control and empowerment.
“Fear still hangs over the people of Uzbekistan.” On 13 May 2005, government forces killed hundreds of protesters who had gathered to speak out against poverty and government repression.
A court order in Venezuela prevents 22 executives and representatives of news media, who are involved in a lawsuit filed by National Assembly President, from leaving the country.
The "Putin. War" report was published online on 12 May 2015. The bulk of the research and writing was done by Boris Nemtsov, an opposition figure who was murdered in February 2015.
Rasool Dawar, a special correspondent for Geo TV hailing from North Waziristan, left Peshawar in the last week stating that he felt insecure in the region, where he has been twice detained for hours under 'extremely torturous conditions' by the security agencies.
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Experts at the UN warn of both the substance of agreements like the TPP and the secretive, corporate-dominated process.
Ananta Bijoy Das is the third blogger killed in Bangladesh in three months; all criticised fundamentalism and promoted freedom of thought and expression.
Burkina Faso’s Higher Council for Communication's communiqué said public health programmes and programmes of a recreational, sentimental or cultural nature were exempted from the ban "as long as they stayed within their subject."
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A defamation reform bill pending before the Lithuanian Parliament would constitute a welcome step in the right direction, but should be further amended to meet international standards, the International Press Institute (IPI) and Article 19 said, following a joint two-day mission to Lithuania.