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12 September 2014 |

Concern over illegal detention of two Cambodian researchers

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
12 September 2014 |

Chinese news anchor accused of spying

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.
12 September 2014 |

UNHRC: Joint statement on privacy in the digital age

UNHRC: Joint statement on privacy in the digital age 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.
12 September 2014 |

Female journalist in Mexico beaten in reprisal for reporting

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.
12 September 2014 |

Recently released Egyptian journalist shares his experience in prison

Recently released Egyptian journalist shares his experience in prison 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.
12 September 2014 |

Iran: Lives of detained Sufi journalists in the balance

A group of detained contributors to the Sufi news website Majzooban Noor began a hunger strike on 31 August in protest against prison conditions.
11 September 2014 |

Venezuela creates new state newspapers while an independent paper closes

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.
11 September 2014 |

On Cambodian journalist Hang Serei Oudom: A symbol of freedom or impunity?

On Cambodian journalist Hang Serei Oudom: A symbol of freedom or impunity? 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.
11 September 2014 |

Towards an Internet Nation?

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.
11 September 2014 |

In Telangana, India, 70 members of press detained, two channels blocked, media threatened

In Telangana, India, 70 members of press detained, two channels blocked, media threatened 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.
11 September 2014 |

ISIS threatening to execute Iraqi journalists

ISIS threatening to execute Iraqi journalists The Islamic State offensive in Iraq that began last June, shows that journalists are more unprotected than ever in the face of mounting danger.
11 September 2014 |

European Court rules Hungarian church act violates freedom of religion

European Court rules Hungarian church act violates freedom of religion The ruling, welcomed as a victory for freedom of thought and religion in Hungary, found the 2012 Church Act unjustified and 'politically tainted'.
11 September 2014 |

Botswana: "Sunday Standard" editor arrested, colleague flees following threats

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.
11 September 2014 |

Kuwait orders arrest of novelist for "insulting Saudi Arabia" on Twitter

An arrest warrant was issued to novelist Rania al-Saad on 27 August 2014 as a result of a report filed against her by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs accusing her of "insulting Saudi Arabia" on Twitter.
10 September 2014 |

Political protestors torch newspapers; journalist mistreated in Nepal

Political protestors torch newspapers; journalist mistreated in Nepal Copies of various national dailies were torched by demonstrators in southern Nepal, during a banda (general shutdown).
10 September 2014 |

Former political prisoner and journalist arrested, pressured to leave Cuba

Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, an independent journalist based in Cienfuegos, said police pressured him to leave Cuba when they arrested him on 6 September because of his reporting for the opposition newspaper El Cubano Libre, de Hoy.
10 September 2014 |

Environmental journalist faces harassment from Indian multinational corporation for critical article

Indian journalist Keya Acharya has been served a legal notice for defamation demanding a compensation of USD 16.4 million. The article was about the impact of the Indian rose export industry that also detailed the KGL company's legal, financial, tax, labour and land problems in its operation in Kenya and Ethiopia.
10 September 2014 |

Seoul-based Japanese reporter accused of defaming South Korea's president

Seoul-based Japanese reporter accused of defaming South Korea's president Tatsuya Kato, a Japanese journalist who is the Tokyo newspaper "Sankei Shimbun"'s Seoul correspondent, is the subject of a criminal libel prosecution over a story about the South Korean president's actions at the time of a ferry sinking in April 2014.
10 September 2014 |

Saudi Arabia: Torture allegations ignored, due process violated

Saudi courts have sentenced two Shiite men to death and five others to long prison terms after trials that made a mockery of due process.
10 September 2014 |

"High treason" charges faced by journalists punishable by death in Somalia

Shabelle Media Network journalists Abdimalik Yusuf, Mohamud Mohamed Dahir and Ahmed Abdi Hassan are accused of “attack on the integrity, independence or the unity of the Somali State”. It is “highest treason”, which is punishable by death, according to the penal code.


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