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7 July 2017 |

Global coalition urges "Five Eyes" to respect encryption

Global coalition urges ARTICLE 19 and 82 other organisations urge "Five Eyes" to support the development and use of secure communications tools and technologies and reject policies that would prevent or undermine the use of strong encryption.
7 July 2017 |

The never-ending struggles of Eaten Fish, Musa Kart & Zunar

The never-ending struggles of Eaten Fish, Musa Kart & Zunar Imprisonment or homelessness in Papua New Guinea, an unfair trial in Turkey and endless court battles in Malaysia. For these three renowned artists, challenging power has turned cartooning into a very perilous profession.
7 July 2017 |

Russia: Conviction of librarian must be quashed

Russia: Conviction of librarian must be quashed Natalia Sharina has appealed her conviction and her next trial hearing is expected to take place in the autumn. PEN International believes that the case against her is politically motivated and calls for her sentence and conviction to be quashed.
7 July 2017 |

Bangladesh: End disappearances and secret detentions

Bangladesh: End disappearances and secret detentions Bangladesh law enforcement authorities have illegally detained hundreds of people since 2013, including scores of opposition activists, and held them in secret detention, Human Rights Watch said in a new report.
7 July 2017 |

Chinese journalist arrested on charges of revealing state secrets

Chinese journalist arrested on charges of revealing state secrets Chinese authorities arrested a contributor to the banned human rights news website 64 Tianwang and charged the journalist with "illegally providing state secrets overseas."
7 July 2017 |

Ghana's Seth Kwame Boateng named "journalist of the month" by free expression group

Ghana's Seth Kwame Boateng named In recognition of his documentary that prompted action on the devastating maternal and child mortality situation in Ghana's second largest medical facility, the MFWA has named Seth Kwame Boateng as the first winner of its Journalist of the Month series.
7 July 2017 |

Activist Jean-Marie Kalonji & lawyer Sylva Mbikayi Kabanga detained in DRC

Congolese security forces arrested pro-democracy youth activist Jean-Marie Kalonji and his friend and lawyer, Sylva Mbikayi Kabanga, on 23 June 2017. They remain in detention at the military intelligence headquarters without charge or access to family or legal counsel.
6 July 2017 |

A new low: Turkey detains eight human rights defenders

A new low: Turkey detains eight human rights defenders Turkey arrests eight human rights defenders, including Amnesty's Turkey Director İdil Eser, in connection to a terrorism investigation.
6 July 2017 |

Network of African free expression groups calls for end to impunity for crimes against journalists

Network of African free expression groups calls for end to impunity for crimes against journalists AFEX deplores the increasing incidents of killings, physical attacks, arbitrary arrests and detentions, threats and harassment of journalists, media professionals and activists in Africa as a threat towards the enjoyment of free expression and the ultimate development of the continent.
5 July 2017 |

Rights advocate Ebtesam al-Saegh lawlessly detained for second time in as many months

Rights advocate Ebtesam al-Saegh lawlessly detained for second time in as many months Ms. Ebtesam al-Saegh has been a vital advocate for human rights in Bahrain at a time when voicing such opinions inside the country has become extraordinarily dangerous.
5 July 2017 |

Appeal to China: Permit Liu Xiaobo to travel overseas on humanitarian grounds

Appeal to China: Permit Liu Xiaobo to travel overseas on humanitarian grounds In a joint letter to Xi Jinping, the IFJ, Freedom House, and RSF urge him to intervene to grant Liu Xiaobo permission to travel overseas on humanitarian grounds.
5 July 2017 |

Africa at a glance: Elections, mining for trouble and a threat to the state

Africa at a glance: Elections, mining for trouble and a threat to the state Silenced politicians in Kenya and Rwanda, Tanzanian taboos and Nigerian "threats to the state". This and much more from South Sudan, Togo and Côte d’Ivoire in our June round-up of free expression news.
4 July 2017 |

Freedom on a leash for Liu Xiaobo, Hong Kong protests, and a cruel prison sentence for blogger 'Me Nam'

Freedom on a leash for Liu Xiaobo, Hong Kong protests, and a cruel prison sentence for blogger 'Me Nam' China releases Liu Xiaobo on medical parole; #FreeThe5KH out on bail; journalists escape jail term in Timor Leste; "Mother Mushroom" sentenced to 10 years
4 July 2017 |

End of June marks a complex, violent half-year in the Americas

End of June marks a complex, violent half-year in the Americas 2017 is shaping up to be one of the worst years for freedom of expression in the Americas.
4 July 2017 |

Hong Kong media censored and controlled during visit by Chinese president

Hong Kong media censored and controlled during visit by Chinese president The IFJ strongly criticises the actions by authorities against the media during the visit of President Xi Jinping to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong.
4 July 2017 |

Vietnamese blogger Phạm Minh Hoàng detained, stripped of citizenship, and exiled to France

Vietnamese blogger Phạm Minh Hoàng detained, stripped of citizenship, and exiled to France Professor Phạm Minh Hoàng learned earlier this month that Vietnam's president had decided to take away his citizenship. The 61-year-old, who holds dual French-Vietnamese citizenship, is a prominent blogger who writes about human rights, social justice, and corruption in Vietnam.
4 July 2017 |

Salvador Adame's body found in Michoacán

Salvador Adame's body found in Michoacán As the list of journalists killed in Mexico gets steadily longer, RSF urged authorities to keep exploring the possibility that his death was linked to his work.
4 July 2017 |

IAPA condemns Donald Trump's attacks against the press

IAPA condemns Donald Trump's attacks against the press IAPA condemned recent attacks against the press by the president of the United States, Donald Trump, and expressed its alarm regarding the president's impulsive and aggressive style which might instigate the public to acts of violence against journalists and media outlets.
3 July 2017 |

Pluralism under attack: The assault on press freedom in Poland

Pluralism under attack: The assault on press freedom in Poland Poland's government is using legislative, political, and economic means to stifle the media and limit dissent and debate within the country, according to Pluralism under Attack: The Assault on Press Freedom in Poland, a special report from Freedom House.
2 July 2017 |

Signature campaign launched for release of journalists in Burma

Signature campaign launched for release of journalists in Burma A signature campaign was launched on 30 June 2017 for the immediate release of all Burmese journalists who were arrested and charged under section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law.


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