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30 June 2016 |

Radio host is second commentator killed in Oaxaca within a week

Salvador Olmos García, an announcer for the Tu Un Ñuu Savi community radio station, was assassinated by municipal police officers in Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca state, on the morning of 26 June 2016.
30 June 2016 |

Justice 25 years after?

Justice 25 years after? The IACHR declares a complaint presented by relatives of a murdered journalist to be admissible due to violations of rights to free expression and life.
30 June 2016 |

Erol Önderoglu and the power of international solidarity

Erol Önderoglu and the power of international solidarity RSF pays tribute to massive support that resulted in the conditional release of Erol Önderoglu.
30 June 2016 |

Profile: Erol Önderoglu

Profile: Erol Önderoglu A journalist and free speech activist, IFEX Council member Erol Önderoglu works for the IPS Communication Foundation - Bianet, and Reporters without Borders. He was imprisoned for 20-30 June 2016, after participating in a solidarity campaign with a Kurdish newspaper, and continues to be charged with "terrorist propaganda."
30 June 2016 |

Independent journalism under threat in Algeria

Algerian media outlets KBC TV and the El Watan newspaper were both victims of police operations on 23 June. In both cases, the authorities said the media outlets lacked the necessary permits. They gave the same grounds five days ago when seals were placed on the studios used to record the KBC programme Ki hna Ki enass, which employs 70 people.
30 June 2016 |

UNHRC: Reject attempts to weaken resolution on Human Rights and the Internet

ARTICLE 19 and more than 80 other organisations have called on states at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to support a resolution on human rights and the Internet, and to reject attempts led by Russia and China to weaken it. The resolution will be considered for adoption of 30 June.
30 June 2016 |

Cambodian CSOs condemn decision to extend punishment of land rights activist Yorm Bopha

Cambodian CSOs condemn decision to extend punishment of land rights activist Yorm Bopha A Cambodian Appeal Court has found guilty for a second time Boeng Kak land rights activist Yorm Bopha, in relation to an alleged attack on two motorbike taxi drivers in 2012.
30 June 2016 |

Show your support for imprisoned Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab

Show your support for imprisoned Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab Join the photo campaign to demonstrate international solidarity for Nabeel Rajab and demand his release from solitary confinement.
29 June 2016 |

Whistleblowers get suspended prison sentences in LuxLeaks verdict

Whistleblowers get suspended prison sentences in LuxLeaks verdict Whistleblowers Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet were given suspended jail sentences for leaking documents that dislcosed favourable tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg to multinational companies. Investigative journalist Edouard Perrin was acquitted.
29 June 2016 |

'The time has come': Over 600 NGOs call on UNHRC to address violence against LGBTI people

'The time has come': Over 600 NGOs call on UNHRC to address violence against LGBTI people The statement shows global support for the creation of an independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, to report to the UN Human Rights Council annually on violence and discrimination against LGBT and intersex people.
29 June 2016 |

Violence, lawsuit, confiscations weaken press freedom in Mexico

The Inter American Press Association has issued a statement expressing its concern over the adverse conditions and growing tensions affecting journalists and news media in Mexico, and criticized the inability of the government to guarantee the safe practice of journalism and press freedom in the country.
28 June 2016 |

'Red lines are mostly illusions': Moroccan cartoonist on using satire to break taboos

'Red lines are mostly illusions': Moroccan cartoonist on using satire to break taboos In an interview with IFEX, cartoonist Khalid Gueddar, who recently launched the first-ever satirical weekly newspaper in Morocco, discussed his new venture, the challenges that stand in his way, and his aspirations for the future of satire in Morocco.
28 June 2016 |

Radio journalist murdered in Guatemala had spoken out on local issues

"The murder of Álvaro Alfredo Aceituno López is likely to further chill the climate for freedom of the press in Guatemala, where lawlessness and impunity already perpetuate a cycle of violence and intimidation," said Carlos Lauría, CPJ's senior program coordinator for the Americas.
28 June 2016 |

Russian activist faces criminal charges for violating "foreign agents" law

The case against Valentina Cherevatenko is the first time a criminal proceeding for noncompliance with the 'foreign agents' law has been brought against a human rights defender.
28 June 2016 |

Zambia's "The Post" editors arrested following closure of newspaper

Zambia's “Political leaders must know that this decision to close the Post newspaper, in addition to political violence, restriction of fundamental freedoms of association, expression and movement undermines the holding of a free, fair and peaceful election, scheduled for August 2016.”
28 June 2016 |

Burmese journalists accused of cyber-crime over op-ed

Burmese journalists accused of cyber-crime over op-ed A case alleging that Mizzima Media committed a cyber-crime by publishing a column online criticising a rival media outlet's reporting risks setting a dangerous precedent.
27 June 2016 |

Brazilian newspaper faces judicial harassment

Judicial officials in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná have filed 46 individual civil suits against five employees at Gazeta do Povo since March, a representative of the newspaper told CPJ.
27 June 2016 |

Government announces journalist Dawit Isaak, jailed nearly 15 years, still alive

Government announces journalist Dawit Isaak, jailed nearly 15 years, still alive Following Eritrea’s announcement this week that Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak is alive after nearly 15 years behind bars without trial or official charge, the International Press Institute renewed its call for the release of Isaak and all journalists detained there in connection with their work.
27 June 2016 |

Five injured in terrorist attack on Kurdish media network in Iraq

In a statement from the Rudaw Media Network, following the attack, the network made it very clear that this would not hinder them from delivering the news, declaring that ‘Rudaw was not afraid of any threats in the past and we will not be afraid now or in the future’.
27 June 2016 |

Iran suspends license of reformist newspaper

The newspaper's website said the ban was implemented to "prevent a crime," after the paper was accused of "publishing falsehood with the intent to cause disrupt in public opinion."


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