Anti-riot police on August 3, 2014, beat and arrested hundreds of people at a camp housing approximately 20,000 displaced people in southern Zimbabwe. A humanitarian crisis is developing as thousands fled in fear and may be living in the open without access to food or health facilities.
Initiative for Freedom of Expression in Turkey (Antenna-TR) has created an online museum of free expression rights violations in Turkey.
The recent suspensions and departures of so many writers at El Universal is definitely alarming, as it will likely diminish the spectrum of opinions in Venezuela, a country where the open spaces of opinions are becoming less and less common.
"Pakistan faces very real threats of terrorism, but giving unbridled powers to the army and suspending fundamental rights is the wrong response," says Human Rights Watch. Powers given to the military risk misuse in the face of ongoing large-scale political protests.
Access to information is critical in a society that aims to strengthen citizen participation, promote critical thinking and debate, and achieve socio-economic justice. Namibians were not provided access to information on the Third Constitutional Amendment Bill, but were informed by the media, who had to use leaked information.
Editors from Russia’s state-run news agency, RIA Novosti, say they have been unable to reach journalist Andrei Stenin since 5 August. He is believed to have been with pro-Russian separatists before his disappearance.
As part of a wider crackdown on people seeking reform, Kuwaiti authorities have stripped five critics of their citizenship leaving them stateless.
The IFJ welcomed a breakthrough in relations between the Myanmar government and its media, following a meeting between Burma's Interim Press Council and President Thein Sein. The meeting was arranged at the request of Myanmar's Interim Press Council following growing concern over the government's jailing of journalists.
At least two journalists and three media workers affiliated with the privately owned Albarqa TV station were abducted at a checkpoint in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk on 11 August 2014.
In a rare move by the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Governor to withhold assent, the House of Assembly opted to revisit and amend the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act last week to include a public-interest exemption.
Gao Zhisheng might be out of prison, but the true test is how the Chinese authorities will now treat him. He should not be subjected to any police surveillance or restrictions on his movements, and given immediate access to adequate medical treatment.
RWB welcomes newspaper reporter Liu Hu's release on bail after a nearly year in detention on trumped-up defamation charges designed to silence him. His release demonstrates the weakness of the prosecution case against him.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's cabinet has approved a restrictive policy governing Bangladesh's broadcast media. While the policy calls for the creation of an independent commission to oversee electronic media, it's unclear how and how quickly the commission will be formed. Meanwhile, the policy restricts what can be broadcast, raising red flags.
French hacker Grégory Chelli has been using extraordinarily aggressive methods to harass Benoît le Corre, a journalist with the French news website Rue89, ever since the site published Le Corre’s profile of Chelli on 29 July.
For over two years, media requests to interview Omar Khadr have consistently been denied by Correctional Service Canada. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression believes Canadians have a right to hear both sides of this story.
The government of Liberia through the Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism has asked all media entities operating in the country to renew their permits and/or get registered or risk being shut down.
When detained Cuban writer and blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats disappeared from San Miguel del Padrón prison on 21 July, the authorities said he had escaped but his daughter managed to talk briefly with him in a police station ten days later. His present whereabouts are unknown.
Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi is known for using his blog and YouTube channel to discuss atheism and raise other sensitive topics, including criticism of Sultan Qaboos.
Nasrul Anwar, a staff reporter for the Bangla-language daily "Kaler Kantho", was attacked by an unidentified person at his home in Dhaka. He believes the attack was a result of his reporting on corruption against some influential people in the area.
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CPJ speaks with Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir. In April 2014, he was shot multiple times shortly after a CPJ delegation met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who pledged to take several steps to improve journalist security in Pakistan.