The National Revolutionary Police have arrested and threatened independent journalist Bernardo Arévalo for the second time in a less than month, this time as he was travelling to the northern province of Matanzas.
When jokes about the Islamic Republic’s founder and former Supreme Leader began circulating in Iran via WhatsApp, Tango and Viber in mid-September, a response from the authorities was not long in coming.
With 13 months remaining before general elections in Burma, ARTICLE 19 provides an overview of the situation, focusing on broadcasting reform, protest laws, Constitutional change and more.
The panic in Western African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic is taking its toll on local news media. Some countries are “quarantining” their journalists to prevent them covering this unprecedented public health crisis although responsible media coverage is badly needed.
Rights activist Nabeel Rajab was detained on 1 October 2014 for publishing certain tweets. On 9 October, no hearing took place and his case was instead transferred to the Lower Criminal Court for a hearing on 19 October
Before the shooting, journalist Margarito Juárez was threatened by Fresnillo municipal president after writing an article about a case of alleged corruption involving him and the Los Zetas criminal organization.
Thugs and anti-Occupy Movement protesters brutally attacked several journalists in Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong on 3 and 4 October 2014.
EU and US trade officials still have not learned the more important lesson from ACTA - shutting out the public from seeing or participating in a given policymaking venue only guarantees that the public will see those resulting policies as illegitimate.
The Burmese authorities announced that some 3,000 prisoners would be released in an amnesty, but none of the country's prisoners of conscience - activists detained solely for peacefully expressing their views - will be included in the release, notes Amnesty International.
The appeal of journalist Cecil Motsepe's criminal conviction on a charge of defamation was heard in the Pretoria High Court on 6 October 2014. This matter had been watched very closely by civil society organisations and free speech forums as a great cause for concern in terms of the implications on freedom of expression
The IFJ joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly deploring the murders of two journalists in two separate incidents in Hafizabad, Punjab province.
Journalist Santos Porras, director of the weekly Quién
in Huancayo, has reported to IPYS that people tried to kill him after he published serious accusations against the local leader.
The legal troubles of an environmental journalist are a window on to a pattern of how big businesses are using India's outdated defamation laws to silence criticism of their operations.
Ethiopia’s federal supreme court hassentenced three magazine owners in absentia to more than three years in prison on charges of "inciting violent revolts, printing and distributing unfounded rumours and conspiring to unlawfully abolish the constitutional system of the country."
Arrested while covering the Rabaa massacre, freelance news photographer Mahmoud Abu Zied has been badly mistreated and is now in poor health.
There is a real danger that eliminating the open net could lead to content discrimination by Internet providers that don't like what they see.
To de-escalate, the Hong Kong government should start by meeting with the protest leaders, commit to an investigation into the use of excessive force to clear protestors, and exercise restraint with respect to further uses of force.
Everyone benefits from secure tools, but the most vulnerable users -- such as journalists -- benefit most when they don't need to go out of their way to stay safe.
Facebook expanded its ever-growing advertising and tracking reach this week with new integration between the giant social network and Atlas, an advertising platform. The company now lets advertisers target you across all of your devices.
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Chen Xiwo, described as "one of China's most outspoken voices on freedom of expression for writers" by Asia Sentinel, has spoken about how he challenged the Chinese government's decision to censor his latest book ahead of its launch in English.