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10 August 2016 |

"Obvious interference" ahead of Croatia elections

Dramatic changes to Croatia's public broadcaster draw sharp criticism from free expression organizations.
9 August 2016 |

"Troubling" state of cyberspace in Pakistan, finds new report

Bytes for All, Pakistan, has raised concern over the declining state of fundamental rights in online spaces highlighting the government's strategy of fighting terrorism by infringing upon civil liberties.
9 August 2016 |

As Rio opens, Temer closes in on public broadcaster

As Rio opens, Temer closes in on public broadcaster Is Brazil's president plotting the demise of the national public broadcasting service?
9 August 2016 |

Investigation: Rasim Aliyev's death politically motivated

Investigation: Rasim Aliyev's death politically motivated Expert group finds there are strong grounds to believe murder was politically motivated.
9 August 2016 |

Bahrain moves forward with measures to centralize internet censorship

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, a governmental body whose members are appointed by royal decree, now has direct control over the internet filtering system allowing government agents to block content they deem undesirable.
9 August 2016 |

Luxembourg appeals verdict in LuxLeaks scandal

Luxembourg appeals verdict in LuxLeaks scandal The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is shocked by the decision of the public prosecutor on 2 August to open a counter-appeal against Antoine Deltour, Raphaël Halet and Edouard Perrin, the two whistleblowers and the journalist involved in the so-called ‘‘LuxLeaks scandal’’.
8 August 2016 |

IOC press freedom mechanism debuts at Rio

IOC press freedom mechanism debuts at Rio New mechanism available to journalists, freelancers, accredited and unaccredited staff aims to convey verified complaints to authorities.
8 August 2016 |

100 days in jail for helping someone in need?

100 days in jail for helping someone in need? #FreeThe5KH: How you can help five human rights defenders imprisoned for helping a woman mired in a Cambodian political scandal.
8 August 2016 |

Shawkan's Kafkaesque trial

Shawkan's Kafkaesque trial
Three years after being charged, photojournalist still waits in his cell for a court date.
8 August 2016 |

WhatsApp, Facebook blocked in Ethiopia after protestors killed by security forces

WhatsApp, Facebook blocked in Ethiopia after protestors killed by security forces Ethiopian security forces killed dozens of protesters in the Amhara and Oromia regions during protests on 6-7 August 2016. In recent days, the government blocked social media message applications, including Facebook, Twitter, Viber and WhatsApp.
8 August 2016 |

Bolivia's president brings criminal libel suit against journalist

Bolivia's president brings criminal libel suit against journalist Journalist Humberto Vacaflor was charged after reporting that President Morales had been one of the masterminds of the murder of a police officer and his wife in 2000.
8 August 2016 |

Journalists among 100 people killed in Pakistan hospital bombing

Journalists among 100 people killed in Pakistan hospital bombing The explosion occurred shortly after the body of a prominent lawyer, Bilal Anwar Kasi, who had been the victim of a shooting attack in another part of the city, was brought to the hospital. Media outlets sent reporters to cover the scene there.
5 August 2016 |

Daughter of murdered Guatemala journalist shot dead

Daughter of murdered Guatemala journalist shot dead The daughter of a veteran Guatemalan radio journalist gunned down on June 25 by unidentified attackers was herself fatally shot on Tuesday, prompting IPI to call on authorities to do more to protect journalists and bring their killers to justice.
5 August 2016 |

Burundian journalists face regime threat both locally and abroad

Boaz Ntaconayigize, a Bonesha FM journalist who had fled into exile, was stabbed by four men in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, just a week after he told his editor that Burundian intelligence agents had infiltrated the Burundian refugee community there.
5 August 2016 |

Police raid LGBT Pride event in Uganda, assault participants

Police raid LGBT Pride event in Uganda, assault participants The event was a pageant in Kampala’s Club Venom to crown Mr/Ms/Mx Uganda Pride. Police claimed that they had been told a “gay wedding” was taking place and that the celebration was “unlawful” because police had not been informed of the event.
5 August 2016 |

Send your support to the Cambodian Five

Send your support to the Cambodian Five Share your message of solidarity over Cambodian radio with imprisoned human rights defenders.
4 August 2016 |

Police assault journalists covering protests in Zimbabwe

Police assault journalists covering protests in Zimbabwe On 3 August 2016, members of the riot police assaulted freelance journalists as they covered demonstrations against the Zimbabwe government’s plans to introduce bond notes, in the wake of adeteriorating socio-economic environment.
4 August 2016 |

UN and IACHR rapporteurs profoundly concerned by attacks against Venezuelan journalists

UN and IACHR rapporteurs profoundly concerned by attacks against Venezuelan journalists “We are profoundly concerned by the recent attacks against journalists and independent media, which increase pressure on the media in Venezuela. This is especially alarming given the shortages of food and medicines in the country, the economic crisis and the intense social and political tensions."
4 August 2016 |

Omani journalist detained over article on judiciary

Oman's Internal Security Service (ISS) arrested prominent journalist Ibrahim Al-Maamari, Editor-in-chief of Azamn newspaper on 28 July 2016.
4 August 2016 |

Protect foreign journalists from Germany's state spying

Protect foreign journalists from Germany's state spying Join RSF in urging amendment to German bill allowing warrantless surveillance of foreign journalists.


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