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21 August 2015 |

Sri Lanka: Parliament must adopt promised Right to Information Bill

As it becomes clear that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has retained his premiership, ARTICLE 19 urges his new government to adopt the Draft Right to Information Bill, as promised in the previous parliamentary session.
21 August 2015 |

Azerbaijani prosecutor requests nine-year jail term for Khadija Ismayilova

"We call on Baku's counterparts in the international community to make any further dealings with Azerbaijan conditional on Ismayilova's release, as well as the release of all journalists locked up in this repressive state."
21 August 2015 |

Court upholds imprisonment of anti-slavery activists in Mauritania

Court upholds imprisonment of anti-slavery activists in Mauritania “It is the height of hypocrisy for the court in Mauritania to reaffirm these sentences against anti-slavery activists the same week that the government strengthened its laws against slavery.”
21 August 2015 |

Journalism, a most deadly profession

Journalism, a most deadly profession A new and deadly combination of ineffective protections for media workers, impunity for perpetrators, and official corruption is increasingly silencing journalists around the world.
20 August 2015 |

Trinidad & Tobago Travel Information

Trinidad & Tobago Travel Information Whether you want information on tips about visiting Trinidad and Tobago, such as what the weather will be like and health and safety information, or to discover what else this twin-island republic has to offer in terms of beaches, tours and excursions, you will find it here.
20 August 2015 |

Death threats against Peruvian journalist who revealed benefits for capital city's inmates

Threats against journalist Dayana Cieza began in mid-July, after she published a report showing benefits that are enjoyed by some inmates inside a prison in Lima.
20 August 2015 |

Reporter gunned down following president's chilling message to journalists

Reporter gunned down following president's chilling message to journalists On 16 August 2015, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir threatened to have journalists murdered if they “work against their country.” Three days later, reporter Peter Moi was gunned down outside his office in Juba.
20 August 2015 |

Press club president killed in Tagum City, Philippines; 148th murder since 1986 if work-related

The president of the Davao del Norte Press and Radio-TV Club (DNPRC) was shot by an unidentified man and later died in hospital. The executive vice president of the DNPRC that the killing might be related to his work as a board of director of DANECO.
20 August 2015 |

Profile: Eren Keskin

Profile: Eren Keskin For more than three decades, Eren Keskin, lawyer and advocate for women’s and minority rights, has suffered numerous trials, spent time in prison, lived under threat and, twice, attempts on her life.
19 August 2015 |

First-ever law to control public assembly takes effect in Thailand

First-ever law to control public assembly takes effect in Thailand Critics decried the law's broadly-worded grounds that can be used to deny demonstration permits; as well as its tortuous procedures that could be abused to infringe on people's civil liberties.
19 August 2015 |

Ecuador's President Correa restricts media reports on active volcano

Ecuador's President Correa restricts media reports on active volcano On 15 August 2015, President Rafael Correa signed a decree declaring a state of emergency throughout the country because of increased activity of the Cotopaxi volcano, and ordered prior censorship on the media and social networks regarding any information on the volcano.
19 August 2015 |

In Burma, land rights activists are newest political prisoners

In Burma, land rights activists are newest political prisoners Burmese authorities should immediately stop using abusive laws on association and expression to halt the activities of land rights activists, Human Rights Watch said.
19 August 2015 |

Tajik opposition activist could face torture if extradited from Moldova

Tajik opposition activist could face torture if extradited from Moldova Sobir Valiev, deputy head of the Congress of Constructive Forces of Tajikistan, a peaceful opposition group, was detained on August 11, 2015, at the request of the Tajik government by Moldovan migration police in the Chisinau airport before boarding a flight to Istanbul.
19 August 2015 |

How the James Foley and Steven Sotloff murders forced a change in the industry

How the James Foley and Steven Sotloff murders forced a change in the industry
It is hard to imagine amid the pain and sadness that anything positive could come of such brutal murders. But in the past year, there has been heightened awareness both in the media sector and in governments' handling of hostage situations.
19 August 2015 |

Profile: Leyla & Arif Yunus

Profile: Leyla & Arif Yunus After a year in jail, human rights activist Leyla Yunus and her historian husband Arif have been sentenced to jail time after being convicted on trumped up charges of treason, tax evasion and fraud. It is a warning to others who dare to challenge the government.
18 August 2015 |

IFEX members' thoughts on Egypt's newly-enacted anti-terrorism law

IFEX members' thoughts on Egypt's newly-enacted anti-terrorism law On 17 August 2015, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi approved an anti-terrorism law that, from the outset, was heavily condemned by local and international rights groups.
18 August 2015 |

Liberia's National Chronicle newspaper officially reopened after a year of forced closure

The raid and closure of the National Chronicle stemmed from a series of reports which alleged that a group of Liberians, with U.S. government support, were planning to form a new government.
18 August 2015 |

Hacking Team ignored reported abuses of its technology in Ethiopia

Hacking Team ignored reported abuses of its technology in Ethiopia A comprehensive review of Hacking Team emails reveals that the company continued to train Ethiopian intelligence agents to hack into computers despite reports that its services were being used to repress government critics.
18 August 2015 |

Free speech under attack in Bangladesh; journalist, IT lecturer targeted over Facebook posts

Free speech in Bangladesh is under attack as never before, held hostage between angry, machete-wielding radicals on one hand and a government, quick to take offence, on the other.
18 August 2015 |

Three years since disappearance of Syrian citizen journalist Osama Al-Habali

Three years since disappearance of Syrian citizen journalist Osama Al-Habali Three years ago on 18 August 2015, citizen journalist and film-maker Osama al-Habali was arrested as he sought to cross the border from Lebanon into his native Syria. He has not been heard from since his disappearance.


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