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19 November 2014 |

A missed opportunity to address threats to Egyptians' right to privacy

A missed opportunity to address threats to Egyptians' right to privacy By not mentioning or addressing the right to privacy during the UPR, the review of Egypt's human rights situation will not include one of the most relevant and pressing issues facing Egyptians today.
18 November 2014 |

IFEX calls for an end to impunity for the Ampatuan Massacre

IFEX calls for an end to impunity for the Ampatuan Massacre 58 people killed in a single attack, including 32 media workers. The failure to convict anyone in the 2009 Ampatuan Massacre case both reflects and nourishes the culture of impunity, everywhere.
18 November 2014 |

Keep the memory of the Ampatuan Massacre victims alive

Keep the memory of the Ampatuan Massacre victims alive Between 18 and 23 November, tweet for justice using the hashtag #AmpatuanMassacre. Your tweet will make a difference.
17 November 2014 |

DRC: Terrorism claims used to silence radio stations in Nord-Kivu

Information minister Lambert Mendé announced the closure of five opposition radio stations and the withdrawal of their licences in a communiqué broadcast by Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise on 14 November 2014.
17 November 2014 |

FBI's letter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reveals dangers of unchecked surveillance

The letter, recently discovered by historian and professor Beverly Gage, is a disturbing document, demonstrating what happens when the intelligence community takes the fruits of their surveillance and unleashes it on a target.
17 November 2014 |

U.S., Europe, others fall short in speaking out and supporting democracy

The world's leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report. The unwillingness to challenge violations of human rights, suppression of civil society, media restrictions etc. comes within the context of a mounting challenge to democratic institutions presented by authoritarian powers in Eurasia, the Middle East, China, and elsewhere.
17 November 2014 |

Victory against impunity: Cambodian journalist killers charged

IFJ joins its affiliate the Cambodian Association for the Protection of Journalists in welcoming the sentencing of six killers in Kampong Chhang Provincial Court, following the brutal murder of a journalist in January.
17 November 2014 |

Journalists injured at protest about missing students in Mexico

Journalists injured at protest about missing students in Mexico Journalists are finding it increasingly difficult to cover the protests about the 43 missing trainee teachers in the southwestern state of Guerrero, which have turned violent since the authorities announced that they were probably murdered.
17 November 2014 |

Complicity in censorship: Facebook reveals latest government requests

Complicity in censorship: Facebook reveals latest government requests For years, pundits and scholars have warned of the implications of social media companies capitulating to foreign governments, handing over user data or censoring content. Facebook's latest government requests report demonstrates why.
17 November 2014 |

New report documents human rights decline in Crimea

New report documents human rights decline in Crimea The 37-page report, "Rights in Retreat: Abuses in Crimea" and accompanying video document the intimidation and harassment of Crimea residents who oppose Russia's actions in Crimea, in particular Crimean Tatars, as well as activists and journalists.
17 November 2014 |

A voice silenced: Gerry Ortega, a case study of impunity in the Philippines

A voice silenced: Gerry Ortega, a case study of impunity in the Philippines How impunity works in the Philippines is best demonstrated not only by the Ampatuan Massacre, but by the hundreds of other cases of media murders, among them the brazen murder of environmentalist, broadcaster and anti-corruption crusader Gerry Ortega.
17 November 2014 |

The Ethiopian government's witchhunt against privately-owned media

The Ethiopian government's witchhunt against privately-owned media At least six publications have had to close in recent months and around 30 journalists have fled abroad since the start of the year as a result of the biggest crackdown on the privately-owned press since 2005.
14 November 2014 |

Groundbreaking court ruling allows LGBT rights group to register organisation in Botswana

The Botswana High Court, in a groundbreaking decision, ruled on November 14, 2014, that members of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights group could formally register their organisation.
14 November 2014 |

Colombian journalist attacked and held while investigating human trafficking

Journalist Oscar Castaño Valencia had been working on an investigation into the regulation of prostitution by criminal groups, when he was attacked after a source asked to meet with him.
14 November 2014 |

Algerian journalist held for more than a year without charge

Algerian journalist Abdelhai Abdessamia has been held in Tebessa prison since 18 August 2013.
14 November 2014 |

High stakes: UN enters late-stage negotiations for recognition of right to privacy in digital age

Given the challenging UN-level negotiations on the right to privacy, Privacy International and others have urged member states to adopt principles already spelled out in the High Commissioner's report, as they are based on existing jurisprudence of human rights bodies.
14 November 2014 |

Burmese government using new Media Law to stifle criticism

Burmese government using new Media Law to stifle criticism SEAPA views with utmost concern the latest move of the Ministry of Information in Burma to pursue legal action against "Myanmar Thandawsint" for publishing scathing commentary about the words of President Thein Sein.
14 November 2014 |

Amid US-China talks, tough words from Xi Jinping for foreign press

Amid US-China talks, tough words from Xi Jinping for foreign press Chinese President Xi Jinping issued tough words on the visa woes of international media outlets, arguing that journalists facing visa restrictions had brought trouble on themselves and signaling that there will be little respite for the international media in China.
14 November 2014 |

Mission journal: Creeping authoritarianism in Hungary

Hungarian journalists are not being jailed or murdered. There is no poster child for a muzzled press. The repression is achieved through a combination of regulations and cronyism and a strategy of divide and rule.
14 November 2014 |

Replica of coffin placed outside home of journalist's parents in Argentina

Journalist Leonel Alberto Rodriguez has been the target of a series of recent threats which stem from a case he uncovered concerning a sexual assault accusation against La Banda’s former mayor, Héctor Eduardo Ruiz.


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