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17 November 2016 |

ABC announces further cuts, concern over editorial impact

Over the last decade, Australian audiences have witnessed the loss of much specialist TV, radio and digital content. Continual cuts are eroding the ability of the ABC to produce quality content and properly serve its Charter.
16 November 2016 |

Facebook face-off

Facebook face-off How much of what we do on Facebook influences the content we see, and how much of it is Facebook’s own rules? Are we underestimating the power of the largest social media network on the planet?
16 November 2016 |

South Sudanese radio station arbitrarily shut down by security service

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) to strongly condemn the arbitrary closure of Eye Radio station by the South Sudan National Security Service (NSS).
16 November 2016 |

Ecuadorian journalist charged for distributing emails sent by public officials

Press freedom groups and relatives of journalist Fernando Villavicencio, who recently announced his intention to run as an opposition party candidate for the National Assembly, say the charges demonstrate political prosecution.
16 November 2016 |

While Thailand is in transition, free flowing information and the media's role are key

While Thailand is in transition, free flowing information and the media's role are key In these critical times, which is fraught with anxiety, less regulation on the Thai media would allow it to perform a better role as information channels and provide spaces for civic discussion.
15 November 2016 |

Deep concern over arrests of Eleven Media Group members

Deep concern over arrests of Eleven Media Group members Mizzima Media Group is deeply concerned about the arrest and charging of Dr Than Htut Aung, CEO of the Eleven Media Group, and Wai Phyo, chief editor of Eleven Media Group.
15 November 2016 |

Egypt's not so secret war

Egypt's not so secret war Will a new draft law be the final nail in the coffin for Egypt's civil society?
15 November 2016 |

Call on Egypt to end the prolonged detention of photojournalist Shawkan

Call on Egypt to end the prolonged detention of photojournalist Shawkan Join CPJ and Amnesty International on 22 November in demanding the release of Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, using the hashtag #FreeShawkan.
15 November 2016 |

Freedom Forum condemns arrest of a journalist and threats against another

A reporter with the "Kantipur Daily" received a death threat over the publication of a news story about the President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
15 November 2016 |

When fighting a caste system is a matter of life and death

When fighting a caste system is a matter of life and death Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed faces the death penalty following a conviction on blasphemy charges.
15 November 2016 |

Indian journalist murdered in Bihar

Indian journalist murdered in Bihar Dharmendra Singh's colleagues said the Indian journalist's work could have been the motive for his murder. His reports on illegal stone-cutting, crime and corruption had led to some convictions.
15 November 2016 |

Journalist critically wounded after brutal attack in Kalat city

No group has so far claimed responsibility for an attack on a journalist in Kalat city, Afghanistan. However, local journalists had received warnings from Taliban militants.
14 November 2016 |

Americans' right to film police must be protected

IAPA adds its support to U.S. citizens' right to film and photograph police activity under the country's First Amendment.
14 November 2016 |

Interrogated, assaulted and robbed over grocery store lineup

Interrogated, assaulted and robbed over grocery store lineup A Turkmenistan alternative radio correspondent experienced harrowing harassment by police and unidentified attackers over grocery store lineup pictures.
14 November 2016 |

October 2016: MADA records 22 violations against press freedom in Palestine

According to the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), October in Palestine witnessed the lowest record of press freedom violations since the beginning of the year.
14 November 2016 |

Burma's glass ceiling

Burma's glass ceiling Why are the few women in Burma holding high media positions always found in English-language outlets?
14 November 2016 |

Australia urged to process Kurdish Iranian journalist's asylum claim

In September 2015, a coalition of international and Australian human rights groups launched a campaign on behalf of Kurdish Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani, then held in immigration detention on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG) where he had been sent by Australian officials against his will.
11 November 2016 |

Agnès Callamard discusses the times ahead

Agnès Callamard discusses the times ahead New UN Special Rapporteur discusses censoring women online, Facebook contradictions and "legal deterioration by imitation".
11 November 2016 |

Lack of access to information impacts ability to report on Moldovan elections

Lack of access to information impacts ability to report on Moldovan elections In the lead-up to its first direct presidential elections in 16 years independent media outlets have encountered serious barriers to reporting. These include campaign finance laws that obstruct journalists' access to key information; and the proliferation of false information, hate speech, and internet trolls, as well as their influence on the free flow of information to citizens.
11 November 2016 |

Omani court sentences writer and cinema critic Abdullah Habib to 3 years in prison

Omani court sentences writer and cinema critic Abdullah Habib to 3 years in prison Omani writer Abdullah Habib, 53, was sentenced in relation to his writings on Facebook. He was charged with violating Article 19 of the Information Technology Crimes Act for “using the Internet in what would prejudice the state public order.”


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