In a video posted online, the Al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State claimed to have executed Foley, saying the act was retribution for U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
An appeal for Catholic newspaper "The Herald" to be allowed to print the word Allah in its Malaysian-language edition has been turned down.
IFJ is deeply concerned about a radio host whose contract was terminated because he promised to host a rally against the Occupy Movement in Hong Kong.
The Azerbaijani government has been waging an unprecedented drive since July against human rights advocates, independent journalists, and their supporters.
The U.S.' regulatory proposal "Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet" directly affects domestic internet policy, but it also undermines the position of the United States as an international leader on internet freedom.
Khalil Emami and Abass Alipour were sentenced for criticizing a book of photos published by the Qazvin city government.
On 15 August 2014, heavily armed security forces raided and shut down Radio Shabelle and SkyFM, and arrested at least eight journalists, including Shabelle chairman Abdimalik Yusuf Mohamud.
Nery Francisco Soto Torres was shot to death on the evening of 14 August in front of his home. Soto had recently reported on the rationing of electricity, and corruption amongst government workers.
The IFJ condemns the use of violence by a China state employee against a China Central Television (CCTV) journalist in Yuzhong County.
IFEX members and partners from around the world urge the UN to include access to information in the Agenda for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Journalist Abdul-Rahman Hamid Al-Deen was shot in the head on 15 August 2014. He died in hospital the following day.
On 14 August, Liberia National Police officers barricaded and fired teargas into the offices of Liberia’s independent newspaper, The National Chronicle.
Activists and human rights defenders in Bahrain have been the target of technological surveillance by Bahraini officials with the help of the FinFisher software "FinSpy".
As the 15 member states of SADC prepare to meet for the 34th Summit of Heads of State and Government in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on August 17 and 18, 2014, the three human rights organizations drew attention to serious human rights concerns in Angola, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Bulgarian journalists covering the financial beat can breathe freely as the most controversial parts of the so-called “bank censorship” amendment to the criminal code have been removed by the legal committee of the national assembly.
The IFJ and its affiliate the Maldives Journalists Association call on the Maldives government to speed up investigation to clarify whereabouts of journalist Ahmed Rilwan Adbulla, who is missing since 8 August 2014.
For the first time, there is solid confirmation of Gamma International's activities from inside the surveillance-industry giant's own files, despite their denials, on their clients and support provided to a range of governments.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri should stop using intimidation tactics against peaceful protesters and journalists following the police killing of a young African-American man on 9 August 2014.
An Iranian police officer was convicted in the death of Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti who died in prison in November 2012. Iranian authorities are yet to disclose details of how he was killed.
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A journalist received threatening text messages after reporting that some state and private prosecutors may have been bribed to fix the Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre Trial in favor of the accused.