Despite serving in the military and being the grandson of a "martyr", Iran's Sina Dehghan faces the death penalty over social media posts the Revolutionary Guards considers "insulting".
The IFJ calls on the Mongolia government to ensure thorough consultation with stakeholders on the draft Broadcasting Law and its potential implementation.
In what HRNJ-Uganda describes as a "milestone in defence of media freedom", five youth supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement party have been found guilty of assaulting three journalists who were covering the Entebbe Local Council elections.
With mass arrests in Belarus, Turkey's referendum, Dunja Mijatović leaving office, and IFEX members being targeted by Macedonia and Hungary, American basketball tournaments had nothing on Europe last month.
Russian media reported that at least 11 journalists were detained on 26 March 2017 while reporting on nationwide protests. All have since been released.
SEAPA condemned the 27 March 2017 National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) order suspending VOICE TV's license to operate for seven days.
The arrest and detention of the activist, Ahmad Amhaz, is incompatible with Lebanon’s human rights obligations. Lebanese authorities should immediately release him and stop bringing charges for criticizing public officials.
International media leaders have signalled their deep concern with the U.S. administration's persistent attacks on the press in a letter addressed to President Donald Trump.
The HKJA welcomes the High Court's decision to grant it leave to challenge the government's blanket ban on digital-only news outlets from its press events and facilities.
In Belarus, the detention of journalists for covering massive protests against the unemployment tax is taking place at a disproportionate level.
It is important that a comprehensive media policy articulates a long-term vision for a vibrant, independent and accountable media in Burma.
Miroslava Breach Velducea, La Jornada correspondent, contributor to El Norte of Juárez, and director and owner of the MIR agency, was killed by gunshots on the morning of March 23, 2017, in the city of Chihuahua.
Writer and human rights defender Anouar Rahmani is currently the subject of a criminal investigation for allegedly insulting Islam following the publication of his latest novel, "Jibril’s Hallucination".
Freedom Forum is alarmed over the issuance of the Online Mass Communications Operation Directive 2017 and has called on the government to repeal it.
Police officers in Sierra Leone have killed one student, injured several others and arrested dozens in an attempt to quell protests by students of the University of Njala, located in the city of Bo in South-Eastern part of the country.
48 organisations from 24 countries have condemned the continuing wave of detentions and harassment of peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, anarchists and opposition party members in Belarus.
IFJ expresses serious concern over the online harassment and threats over the telephone to independent journalist Sandhya Ravishankar over her reporting of illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu, India.
The Vietnamese government announced on its official Facebook page that bloggers Phan Kim Khanh and Bui Hieu Vo had been detained on charges of "propagandizing against the state," which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
Members of IFEX wrote an open letter on behalf of Kazakh Editor Zhanbolat Mamay, calling for a fair and impartial handling of charges against him and full investigation into his mistreatment in prison and threats made to his family.
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Populist, nationalist politicians in Central and Eastern Europe are launching attacks on civil society; the aim is to silence criticism and undermine pro-democracy, anti-corruption groups that hold governments to account.