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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Human Rights Watch has repeatedly raised serious concerns regarding the use of arbitrary arrest and secret military detention by the military-led junta.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of detained contributors to the Sufi news website Majzooban Noor began a hunger strike on 31 August in protest against prison conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Islamic State offensive in Iraq that began last June, shows that journalists are more unprotected than ever in the face of mounting danger.
The ruling, welcomed as a victory for freedom of thought and religion in Hungary, found the 2012 Church Act unjustified and 'politically tainted'.
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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