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15 September 2014 |

Conditions increasingly restrictive for foreign correspondents in China

A new report by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China says that conditions for international journalists reporting in China have steadily deteriorated in recent years, and that the government has failed to fulfill pledges made before the Beijing Games to foster an open reporting environment for international journalists.
15 September 2014 |

Republic of Congo: Journalist robbed, sister raped, in suspected government-orchestrated act

An armed robbery at TV journalist Elie Smith’s Brazzaville home in the early hours of 10 September, during which Smith’s sister was raped, is suspected by Smith’s media colleagues of being a government-orchestrated act of reprisal.
15 September 2014 |

Restrictions on campus protest could spark unrest in Egypt

Restrictions on campus protest could spark unrest in Egypt With just a few weeks to go before Egyptian universities open their gates to students for the start of the new academic year, the Egyptian authorities are feeling jittery — and rightly so.
15 September 2014 |

Politically-motivated attacks on journalists in Haitian town

At least five journalists have been the victims of physical or verbal attacks in the past month in Petit-Goâve, a coastal town 65 km west of Port-au-Prince.
15 September 2014 |

Omani blogger targeted, harassed for his criticism of government policies

Police released Mohammed al-Fazari on September 4, 2014, without filing charges against him, but threatened to prosecute him if he continued criticizing the government.
12 September 2014 |

Gambia: President should reject homophobic law

Gambia: President should reject homophobic law Several provisions of the Gambian law violate international human rights law and amount to persecution on the basis of real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Sections of the law are similar to the harsh homophobic legislation that was annulled in August 2014 in Uganda.
12 September 2014 |

Opposition supporter 'disappeared' in Thailand

Human Rights Watch has repeatedly raised serious concerns regarding the use of arbitrary arrest and secret military detention by the military-led junta.
12 September 2014 |

Concern over illegal detention of two Cambodian researchers

Cambodian authorities detained two employees of Equitable Cambodia (EC) without just cause. The two were in Oddar Meanchey province to to conduct field research on the human rights impacts of forced evictions resulting from the development of industrial sugarcane plantations
12 September 2014 |

Chinese news anchor accused of spying

IFJ is deeply concerned that a Chinese news anchor for a state-owned TV channel has been accused of espionage after a message was posted online by a researcher at a central government think tank.
12 September 2014 |

UNHRC: Joint statement on privacy in the digital age

UNHRC: Joint statement on privacy in the digital age This week's discussion of the report on surveillance by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council is a critical moment in the global understanding of the human rights challenges raised by unlawful and arbitrary surveillance.
12 September 2014 |

Female journalist in Mexico beaten in reprisal for reporting

Karla Janeth Silva, a journalist and correspondent for El Heraldo de León in Silao, Guanajuato, was assaulted by three men who broke in to the paper's offices and warned her that she should be more reserved with her reporting.
12 September 2014 |

Recently released Egyptian journalist shares his experience in prison

Recently released Egyptian journalist shares his experience in prison Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Abdullah Elshamy was held in a Cairo prison for more than 300 days without charges before being released on medical grounds in June. He had gone on a five-month-long hunger strike during which he lost a third of his body weight.
12 September 2014 |

Iran: Lives of detained Sufi journalists in the balance

A group of detained contributors to the Sufi news website Majzooban Noor began a hunger strike on 31 August in protest against prison conditions.
11 September 2014 |

Venezuela creates new state newspapers while an independent paper closes

The Inter American Press Association expresses indignation at the announcement by Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro of the creation of two government newspapers at the same time that one of the pioneer papers in the country reported that it will cease publishing.
11 September 2014 |

On Cambodian journalist Hang Serei Oudom: A symbol of freedom or impunity?

On Cambodian journalist Hang Serei Oudom: A symbol of freedom or impunity? On 11 September 2012, Hang Serei Oudom, a journalist reporting on illegal logging activities, was found brutally murdered in the trunk of his car. Two years have passed, yet freedom of expression continues to be stifled, and a culture of impunity remains rampant within Cambodia.
11 September 2014 |

Towards an Internet Nation?

EFF generally focuses less of our time and attention on the evolution of institutional Internet governance, and more on fighting for substantive rights and freedoms through the structures that we already have. But this is not the same as to accept that existing governance structures are perfect, or that rights and freedoms on the global Internet might yet be best safeguarded by new models which did not directly proceed from the affairs and interests of nation states.
11 September 2014 |

In Telangana, India, 70 members of press detained, two channels blocked, media threatened

In Telangana, India, 70 members of press detained, two channels blocked, media threatened Scores of journalists and media workers were briefly detained in India's newly carved state of Telangana after protesting the blocking of two local TV news channels. CPJ calls on the state's chief minister to stop using incendiary language against the press.
11 September 2014 |

ISIS threatening to execute Iraqi journalists

ISIS threatening to execute Iraqi journalists The Islamic State offensive in Iraq that began last June, shows that journalists are more unprotected than ever in the face of mounting danger.
11 September 2014 |

European Court rules Hungarian church act violates freedom of religion

European Court rules Hungarian church act violates freedom of religion The ruling, welcomed as a victory for freedom of thought and religion in Hungary, found the 2012 Church Act unjustified and 'politically tainted'.
11 September 2014 |

Botswana: "Sunday Standard" editor arrested, colleague flees following threats

Editor Outsa Mokone was arrested by police on 8 September 2014. His colleague, reporter Edgar Tsimane, recently fled Botswana after being threatened over an article for the Sunday Standard.


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