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24 June 2015 |

Journalist threatened for taking photographs of damaged school, another over Labour Ministry story

Journalist threatened for taking photographs of damaged school, another over Labour Ministry story Ashok Dulal, a journalist with "Rajdhani" daily, published in Kathmandu, Nepal, was threatened for taking a photograph of a damaged school.
24 June 2015 |

Leader of largest opposition party in Bahrain to serve four years in Jaw prison

Leader of largest opposition party in Bahrain to serve four years in Jaw prison Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of the Al-Wefaq Society and a prominent religious figure in Bahrain, was charged with publicly inciting hatret, insulting public institutions, and promoting a change in the regime.
23 June 2015 |

International NGOs urge Cambodia to scrap repressive NGO law

International NGOs urge Cambodia to scrap repressive NGO law In a joint letter, NGOs and membership organisations have called on the National Assembly of Cambodia to immediately withdraw the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO).
23 June 2015 |

IFJ, UNESCO and UNWomen release report on women journalists across the Asia Pacific

IFJ, UNESCO and UNWomen release report on women journalists across the Asia Pacific Women are challenging traditional notions of journalism and what it means to work in the media industry, carving their own path to ensure their voices are heard and their stories are told.
23 June 2015 |

Malaysian court convicts 9 transgender women

"The government needs to recognize that the freedom to express your gender is as fundamental as any other freedom," said HRW after a Sharia (Islamic law) court in Malaysia has sentenced nine transgender women to fines, and two to one-month jail terms.
23 June 2015 |

World Bank Group fails to protect its projects' critics

World Bank Group fails to protect its projects' critics The largest development bank in the world has done little to prevent or dissuade governments from intimidating critics of the projects it funds.
23 June 2015 |

Polish journalist Lukasz Masiak beaten to death

"Lukasz Masiak was one of the most recognised journalists in the region. Often he undertook and wrote about difficult and controversial topics. He wrote boldly and honestly, for which he was highly regarded in the journalistic community."
22 June 2015 |

Arrest of suspect in 2008 abduction of Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout

Arrest of suspect in 2008 abduction of Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout Nearly seven years after Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia, along with Australian photographer Nigel Brennan and translator Abdifatah Elmi, one of the alleged masterminds behind their ordeal has been charged.
22 June 2015 |

Protesters, bystanders describe police violence at a protest in Macedonia

Protesters, bystanders describe police violence at a protest in Macedonia "Policing demonstrations can be difficult, but beating people certainly isn’t acceptable crowd control," said Lydia Gall, Balkans and Eastern Europe researcher at Human Rights Watch. "And beating a journalist covering a protest is not just unlawful, but an indefensible attack on press freedom."
22 June 2015 |

Profile: Waleed Abulkhair

Profile: Waleed Abulkhair Sentenced to 15 years in prison and a 15-year travel ban following his release, Saudi lawyer and rights advocate Waleed Abulkhair—the recipient of numerous human rights awards—is paying a steep price for challenging the views and practices of Saudi Arabia’s religious and political leaders.
22 June 2015 |

Clarity needed in motive for murder of journalist in Mexico

The Inter American Press Association condemns the murder in Mexico of journalist Ismael Díaz López, and calls on the authorities to undertake an urgent and exhaustive investigation to determine if the motive for the crime was related to his work.
22 June 2015 |

Two journalists in Venezuela subjected to degrading treatment at police station

Journalists Beatriz Lara Mendoza and Alfredo Parada of El Aragueño newspaper were arrested and strip-searched after being mistakenly summoned to a police station where dangerous criminals were being held.
22 June 2015 |

Burundi's president urged to allow re-opening of media outlets ahead of elections

Burundi's president urged to allow re-opening of media outlets ahead of elections In an open letter, the leaders of 15 groups urged President Pierre Nkurunziza, who is seeking a third term in office in a poll scheduled for July 15, to allow shuttered media outlets to reopen and operate without interference.
22 June 2015 |

Iran's Revolutionary Guard rounds up several online journalists and bloggers

Iran's Revolutionary Guard rounds up several online journalists and bloggers On 8 June, judicial system spokesman Golamhossien Mohsseni Ejehi announced the arrests of “several individuals” for social network activity regarded as “actions against national security.”
22 June 2015 |

Another journalist burnt to death in India

Journalist Sandeep Kothari had reported extensively on illegal mining in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and had filed a case against an illegal mining gang.
19 June 2015 |

Ask the Saudi King to release Waleed Abulkhair in the spirit of Ramadan

Ask the Saudi King to release Waleed Abulkhair in the spirit of Ramadan Maharat and ANHRI are featuring a new prisoner of conscience every month. Support June's prisoner, Waleed Abulkhair.
19 June 2015 |

Emin Huseynov's freedom an important first step

Emin Huseynov's freedom an important first step Human rights defender Emin Huseynov has arrived in Switzerland following months of negotiations between the Swiss foreign ministry and the government of Azerbaijan. Huseynov had been under threat of arrest during Azerbaijan's ongoing crackdown on journalists and civil society.
19 June 2015 |

Threats, attacks, jail: what's coming between us and the Rohingya story

Threats, attacks, jail: what's coming between us and the Rohingya story While images of the suffering of Rohingya migrants circulated around the world, local journalists and politicians have faced restrictions in trying to report on and speak out on the issue.
19 June 2015 |

Reflecting on the plight of African journalists on World Refugee Day

Reflecting on the plight of African journalists on World Refugee Day Emma Wadsworth-Jones speaks to two Ethiopian journalists living as refugees in Kenya, to get a first-hand perspective of what forced them from their country and of their lives as writers in exile.
19 June 2015 |

Profile: Jineth Bedoya Lima

Profile: Jineth Bedoya Lima In the years after she was abducted and brutally assaulted while reporting on violence at a maximum-security prison involving state officials and paramilitary groups, award-winning journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima has fought tirelessly to bring the issue of sexual violence against women into the public consciousness.


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