The latest killings raise the total number of seemingly politically motivated assassinations to at least 250 in Benghazi and nearby Derna in 2014 alone.
A Swedish prosecutor has closed an investigation into a complaint accusing the Eritrean authorities of crimes against humanity, torture and abduction in the case of Dawit Isaak.
The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has, in a petition, prayed for the Supreme Court of Liberia to reverse the government’s decision on the “continuous and illegal closure” of The National Chronicle
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The media can & should continue to convey ... the necessity of Never Again allowing authoritarian rule in the Philippines. But of even more importance is the need for everyone to monitor the political system that has remained essentially the same despite the 42 years that have passed since Proclamation 1081, and in the process educate the present and future generations in the need to democratise it.
RWB condemns the cyber-attacks on China's leading human rights information website 64 Tianwang that have repeatedly rendered it inaccessible since 16 September 2014. The creation of human rights activist and cyber-dissident Huang Qi, the site posts information supplied by citizen-journalists.
Dmitry Shipilov’s colleagues point out that his arrest came immediately after a media outlet published his interview with Artyom Loskutov, an artist and leader of a planned "March for Siberia’s federalization."
Former political prisoner Nay Phone Latt speaks of his passion for information and communications technology, concerns about hate speech in Burma and his efforts to create a more tolerant society.
Policemen barred journalists from covering the Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre trial proceedings. No immediate reason was given, though the police said the next day that the incident was a miscommunication between them and the jail management bureau.
The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death or injury of hundreds of largely peaceful protesters at the hands of government security forces in September 2013.
On 18 September 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham released a video in which John Cantlie, a British journalist held hostage since November 2012, is forced to deliver a statement defending the armed Jihadi organization.
The information minister said the government did not expect the media to have any difficulties in complying with the new code of ethics, as the principles and ideas were already known to media practitioners.
Radio broadcaster Mars Downyben Medina began receiving death threats via text message after five suspects of a drug raid in Northern Mindanao, Philippines were arrested on 12 September.
On 19 September 2014, Representative Farenthold announced the introduction of the You Own Devices Act (YODA). If a computer program enables a device to operate, YODA would let you transfer ownership of a copy of that computer program along with the device.
While telling the world that they are not dictators, the Thai military authorities are extending their grip into universities and banning discussions about democracy and human rights. In the latest incident, they banned a seminar on democracy, and detained lecturers and students.
On 15 September 2014, Ghada Jamsheer was arrested and a detention order of seven days was issued against her on charges of defamation on Twitter.
The Inter American Press Association condemns a court order in Brazil censoring the magazine IstoÉ
, ordering it to withdraw its weekly publication from the market for having reported on a case of corruption in the public administration.
More than 20 journalists and civil society activists have been detained without charge for working with news media affiliated or sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood since it was declared a terrorist organization in December 2013. Many of them have gone on hunger strike.
In a welcome development in Bolivia, a judge has ruled that criminal charges of espionage, complicity and disclosure of state secrets against two journalists be dropped and the case be moved to the country’s Press Tribunal.
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Sodiqov, a blogger and PhD student in political science at the University of Toronto, was arrested in Tajikistan on June 16 in Khorog while conducting field research on “the causes of conflict and conflict management.”