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13 April 2016 |

Mexico must defend its human rights defenders from smear campaign

Mexico must defend its human rights defenders from smear campaign In the face of a smear campaign against human rights defenders in Mexico, IFEX asks President Nieto to speak out in support.
13 April 2016 |

Media obstructed, Internet disconnected during presidential election

Media obstructed, Internet disconnected during presidential election Internet access and SMS messaging were unavailable, imposing severe restrictions on the public’s access to information at a crucial moment in the nation’s life.
12 April 2016 |

Pakistani group calls for release of official report into 2014 attack against journalist Hamid Mir

Pakistani group calls for release of official report into 2014 attack against journalist Hamid Mir PPF appealed to the Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan, to direct the concerned authorities to clarify if the leaked report on the 2014 attack on a journalist is authentic, and if it is to release it officially along with all annexures and appendixes.
12 April 2016 |

Burma releases activists, but hundreds still jailed or facing charges

Burma releases activists, but hundreds still jailed or facing charges The new Burmese government has taken a major step in releasing approximately 200 political prisoners and detainees. It has also pledged to release remaining political prisoners or have their politically motivated charges dropped by the end of April 2016.
12 April 2016 |

Court upholds criminal defamation conviction of Brazilian radio host

The defamation case comes from comments journalist Fabiano Gomes da Silva made on his talk radio show "Correio Debate," which were broadcast on August 19, 2011.
12 April 2016 |

Climate of media intimidation in Croatia blamed for recent attack on journalist

A controversial reaction by the Minister of Culture to an attack on journalist Ante Tomić sparks concern that journalists are being blamed for attacks against them.
12 April 2016 |

International pressure mounting for release of Gambian journalist Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay

A letter from two US senators is asking President Jammeh to release journalist Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, who is being held under questionable charges and harsh conditions since his arrest nine months ago.
12 April 2016 |

Free Zainab Al-Khawaja and Baby

Free Zainab Al-Khawaja and Baby IFEX Members Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, and Gulf Centre for Human Rights, along with CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation call on the Bahraini government to free Zainab Al-Khawaja and baby
11 April 2016 |

Profile: Ahmad Zaidabadi, a journalist banned from practising journalism

Profile: Ahmad Zaidabadi, a journalist banned from practising journalism For his work as a journalist and political analyst in Iran, Ahmad Zaidabadi has been subjected to arrest, jail, torture, exile, and, to top it all of, a lifetime ban from all public and political activity, including journalism.
11 April 2016 |

Photojournalist covering arrests attacked by police in Nepal

Photojournalist Kabin Adhikari was attacked by police in Kathmandu as he photographed the arrest of protesters inside the government's main administrative premises, the Singha Durbar.
11 April 2016 |

Civil society to Obama: Live up to your 2011 promises, support reform in the Gulf

Civil society to Obama: Live up to your 2011 promises, support reform in the Gulf Eleven regional and international civil society groups have penned a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to press for the release of all detained rights defenders across the Gulf region who are imprisoned solely due to their peaceful and legitimate human rights work.
8 April 2016 |

Leader of Cameroonian opposition party arrested while passing out flyers

Kah Walla, leader of the opposition Cameroon People’s Party, was arrested along with other activists while participating in a long-running opposition campaign that calls for wearing black on Fridays.
8 April 2016 |

Report: Time zero of the digital switchover in South East Europe

Report: Time zero of the digital switchover in South East Europe A regional study examines the impact of the switchover to digital broadcasting in Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.
8 April 2016 |

Profile: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney

Profile: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has represented numerous high-profile clients fighting for their right to freedom of expression, including Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova.
7 April 2016 |

Free imprisoned blogger Shokjang, civil society groups tell Chinese authorities

Free imprisoned blogger Shokjang, civil society groups tell Chinese authorities Critical blogging is the lifeblood of free societies, not a threat to social stability, say rights groups.
7 April 2016 |

Turkey: Proposal to annul citizenship threatens fundamental rights

In recent months, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused academics, journalists, and lawyers critical of his policies of supporting terrorism and called for the legal definition of terrorism to be widened.
7 April 2016 |

John Kerry urged to stand up for human rights during visit to Bahrain

John Kerry urged to stand up for human rights during visit to Bahrain Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) urges U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to use his first visit to Manama to assert in person what the State Department has supported in the past: the institution of greater human rights protections, the implementation of democratic reforms, and the release of all prisoners of conscience in Bahrain.
7 April 2016 |

Global calls for Bangladesh to investigate killing of student targeted for secular views

Global calls for Bangladesh to investigate killing of student targeted for secular views The attack on university law student Nazimuddin Samad marks the sixth killing of secular writers or activists in Bangladesh since February 2015, and must serve as a catalyst for the authorities to do more to protect its writers and free thinkers.
6 April 2016 |

Who really rules the airwaves in Moldova?

Who really rules the airwaves in Moldova? With public trust at an all-time low, we need to examine how murky media ownership threatens pluralism and freedom of speech in Moldova.
6 April 2016 |

Thai junta denies journalist permission to travel, attend press freedom celebrations

Thai junta denies journalist permission to travel, attend press freedom celebrations RSF condemns the Thai military junta's censorship of Pravit Rojanaphruk, an outspoken journalist who has been denied permission to travel to Finland to attend a UNESCO event in Helsinki on 3 May 2016 marking World Press Freedom Day.


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