Privacy International's campaign gives everyone a chance to remedy illegal government activity and hold intelligence agencies accountable.
The seizures not only constitute a grave violation of media pluralism but also inflict major financial losses on publications that are already fighting for economic survival.
Jordan’s State Security Court sentenced a senior opposition figure on February 15, 2015, to 18 months in prison for criticizing the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Since Rugurika's arrest in January, there has been a huge public mobilization campaign by Burundian journalists and independent groups.
In an attempt to avoid Western hegemony, Ayatollah Khomeini condemned all music deemed to be influenced by “foreigners”. This lead to an aggressive “cultural reconstruction” that attempted to eradicate many artists from Iran's music scene.
On 14 February 2015, journalist Luis Peralta Cuellar was killed at his home in the department of Caquetá. Peralta was known for his critical journalistic style and he was heard across five municipalities.
ISIS has been steadily strengthening its grip on social media, it has proved how effective its means of recruitment online can be, and has displayed how fast it can spread propaganda on the Internet. These are strong weapons in any war. So who is fighting back?
Ecuador’s media regulator on Friday ordered the daily newspaper El Universo
to issue a public apology over a political cartoon satirising a lawmaker from President Rafael Correa’s party.
What does a surveillance state look like? That is the question photographer and "experimental geographer" Trevor Paglen tries to address in his recent projects.
"For too long Thai authorities have stood by while activists like Chai Bunthonglek have been murdered in cold blood for standing up for their communities," said HRW.
The Uzbek authorities' amnesty of a prominent journalist and independent religious figure should open the path to the release of other activists and religious believers imprisoned for the peaceful exercise of their fundamental rights, Human Rights Watch said.
Safa Al Ahmad took enormous risks during her regular trips to document the violent protests.
At an event in Washington organised by the IACHR Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression participants discussed the risks and benefits of communications laws.
The deadly shootings took place at a meeting entitled “Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression" on Saturday and outside the city's main synagogue on Sunday.
New trumped-up charges carrying a possible 12-year jail sentence were brought today against leading independent journalist Khadija Ismayilova. She is now charged with large-scale embezzlement, illegal trading, tax evasion and abuse of authority.
Freedom Forum condemns the death threat against Nepalese reporter Jitendra Kumar Jha and strongly urges the authorities to bring the culprit to book.
Filipino radio blocktimer Mauritio Lim was shot by an unidentified man and later died in hospital. Lim and his lawyer cohost had recently discussed the involvement of local officials in the illegal drug trade.
Beset by wars, the growing threat from non-state operatives, violence during demonstrations and the economic crisis, media freedom is in retreat on all five continents.
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Mayte Carrasco describes insults and threats after speaking about fundamentalists.