A year and a half after a military coup in Thailand, RWB is releasing a report about the Thai military's skilfully orchestrated crackdown on freedom of information.
The arrest of a poet on charges of insulting the president of Myanmar points to both the government's low tolerance for satire as a form of creative expression and the overly broad wording of the 2013 Telecommunications Law and other statutes applied to social media networks, according to PEN Myanmar.
The IAHCR has granted precautionary measures to Venezuelan journalists Miguel Henrique Otero, Teodoro Petkoff, Alberto Federico Ravell and his daughter Isabel Cristina Ravell, given the serious acts of harassment and persecution by the government for exercising their right to freedom of expression.
A counterterrorism bill under consideration in Brazil contains overbroad and vague language that endangers basic human rights such as freedom of association and expression.
Leading investigative journalist and human rights advocate Hossam Bahgat, who was arrested on 8 November under accusations of spreading "false news" and held in military detention, was released on 10 November.
PEN Canada presents “Free Expression Matters” a series that breaks down free expression issues in Canada. For this first installment they take a look at defamation and strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP lawsuits).
Malaysian authorities have brought new criminal charges against critics of the government and are showing no signs of easing this year's intensifying crackdown on free expression.
Government in the Cook Islands must withdraw an injunction stopping media from publishing a constitutional opinion that criticises overspending, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of radio journalist Israel Gonçalves Silva, who was shot dead Tuesday in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. The attack comes as at least four journalists have been murdered in direct retaliation for their work in Brazil this year.
Members of the IFEX network and other concerned organisations demand justice for wrongful imprisonment of Mohammed Ismael Rasaool
Barely a week after having published its annual report calling for the Congolese authorities to put an end to impunity for attacks on the press, Journaliste en danger has registered four cases of flagrant attacks against journalists.
As some media owners divest under the media law's anti-monopoly provisions, people close to the administration have snapped up many of these properties and licenses.
Join CPJ and VICE news in demanding the release of Mohammed Ismael Rasool, wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey under broad anti-terror laws.
Journalist Gao Yu has been defending democracy in China for more than three decades, for which she has spent a total of seven years in prison. She is again imprisoned, serving a seven-year term. In her early 70s and in poor health, there are fears she may not survive this latest ordeal.
The Libyan state’s disintegration and the failure to punish those responsible for such crimes has created a climate of violence that is extremely dangerous for the right to information.
PEN American Center's research demonstrates that gaps in existing protections for whistleblowers, failure to adequately address retaliation against them, and the Obama Administration’s use of the Espionage Act against leakers is damaging freedom of expression, press freedom, and access to information in the U.S.
“The government used the threat of a volcanic eruption near Quito to grant itself sweeping powers to deploy the military throughout the country and suspend fundamental rights,” said Daniel Wilkinson, Americas managing director at Human Rights Watch.
The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, proposes the legitimisation of powers that no other democratic nation has had the audacity to attempt. They are asking Parliament to give them new powers to hack into our computers and look at our internet browsing histories.
“The bill as it stands is not only a threat to the privacy of millions of people in the UK and abroad, but also sets a dangerous example for other governments.”
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One of the most touted takeaways from Chinese president Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. was an agreement on the contentious issue of cyberattacks - and especially cyberespionage - against American targets.