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24 September 2014 |

Teenage activists among those killed in Libya's "Black Friday" assassinations

Teenage activists among those killed in Libya's The latest killings raise the total number of seemingly politically motivated assassinations to at least 250 in Benghazi and nearby Derna in 2014 alone.
23 September 2014 |

Swedish prosecutor abandons journalist Dawit Isaak's case in Eritrea

Swedish prosecutor abandons journalist Dawit Isaak's case in Eritrea A Swedish prosecutor has closed an investigation into a complaint accusing the Eritrean authorities of crimes against humanity, torture and abduction in the case of Dawit Isaak.
23 September 2014 |

Liberian Supreme Court: Reverse decision to close National Chronicle newspaper

The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has, in a petition, prayed for the Supreme Court of Liberia to reverse the government’s decision on the “continuous and illegal closure” of The National Chronicle newspaper.
23 September 2014 |

#RightToReport: Urge the US government to respect journalists' right to gather and report information

#RightToReport: Urge the US government to respect journalists' right to gather and report information Sign the petition by Committee to Protect Journalists asking the American government to produce policies to protect journalists’ digital rights!
23 September 2014 |

Philippines media and the impact of the martial law period

Philippines media and the impact of the martial law period The media can & should continue to convey ... the necessity of Never Again allowing authoritarian rule in the Philippines. But of even more importance is the need for everyone to monitor the political system that has remained essentially the same despite the 42 years that have passed since Proclamation 1081, and in the process educate the present and future generations in the need to democratise it.
23 September 2014 |

Repeated cyber-attacks on leading Chinese human rights website

Repeated cyber-attacks on leading Chinese human rights website RWB condemns the cyber-attacks on China's leading human rights information website 64 Tianwang that have repeatedly rendered it inaccessible since 16 September 2014. The creation of human rights activist and cyber-dissident Huang Qi, the site posts information supplied by citizen-journalists.
23 September 2014 |

Journalist arrested after interviewing Siberian autonomy advocate

Dmitry Shipilov’s colleagues point out that his arrest came immediately after a media outlet published his interview with Artyom Loskutov, an artist and leader of a planned "March for Siberia’s federalization."
23 September 2014 |

'I am really worried about our country's future': Reflections from a former political prisoner

'I am really worried about our country's future': Reflections from a former political prisoner Former political prisoner Nay Phone Latt speaks of his passion for information and communications technology, concerns about hate speech in Burma and his efforts to create a more tolerant society.
23 September 2014 |

Journalists barred from covering Ampatuan Massacre trial in Philippines

Policemen barred journalists from covering the Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre trial proceedings. No immediate reason was given, though the police said the next day that the incident was a miscommunication between them and the jail management bureau.
23 September 2014 |

UN: Call on Sudan to account for death of protestors

UN: Call on Sudan to account for death of protestors The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death or injury of hundreds of largely peaceful protesters at the hands of government security forces in September 2013.
23 September 2014 |

British journalist John Cantlie held by ISIS in Syria

British journalist John Cantlie held by ISIS in Syria On 18 September 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham released a video in which John Cantlie, a British journalist held hostage since November 2012, is forced to deliver a statement defending the armed Jihadi organization.
22 September 2014 |

Zambian government launches code of ethics for journalists

The information minister said the government did not expect the media to have any difficulties in complying with the new code of ethics, as the principles and ideas were already known to media practitioners.
22 September 2014 |

Filipino broadcaster receives death threats for drug sting report

Radio broadcaster Mars Downyben Medina began receiving death threats via text message after five suspects of a drug raid in Northern Mindanao, Philippines were arrested on 12 September.
22 September 2014 |

Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to allow people to own things, even if they contain software

On 19 September 2014, Representative Farenthold announced the introduction of the You Own Devices Act (YODA). If a computer program enables a device to operate, YODA would let you transfer ownership of a copy of that computer program along with the device.
22 September 2014 |

Thailand urged to end crackdown on academic freedom

While telling the world that they are not dictators, the Thai military authorities are extending their grip into universities and banning discussions about democracy and human rights. In the latest incident, they banned a seminar on democracy, and detained lecturers and students.
22 September 2014 |

Bahraini women's rights defender arrested for tweeting about corruption

On 15 September 2014, Ghada Jamsheer was arrested and a detention order of seven days was issued against her on charges of defamation on Twitter.
22 September 2014 |

Governor's lawsuit against Brazilian magazine ends in order to withdraw publication

The Inter American Press Association condemns a court order in Brazil censoring the magazine IstoÉ, ordering it to withdraw its weekly publication from the market for having reported on a case of corruption in the public administration.
22 September 2014 |

Anti-Muslim Brotherhood witch hunt in Egypt exacts heavy toll

More than 20 journalists and civil society activists have been detained without charge for working with news media affiliated or sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood since it was declared a terrorist organization in December 2013. Many of them have gone on hunger strike.
19 September 2014 |

Judge rules to move case against journalists in Bolivia to Press Tribunal

In a welcome development in Bolivia, a judge has ruled that criminal charges of espionage, complicity and disclosure of state secrets against two journalists be dropped and the case be moved to the country’s Press Tribunal.
19 September 2014 |

Celebrating Tajik blogger Alexander Sodiqov's return to Canada

Celebrating Tajik blogger Alexander Sodiqov's return to Canada Sodiqov, a blogger and PhD student in political science at the University of Toronto, was arrested in Tajikistan on June 16 in Khorog while conducting field research on “the causes of conflict and conflict management.”


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