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22 September 2014 |

Thailand urged to end crackdown on academic freedom

While telling the world that they are not dictators, the Thai military authorities are extending their grip into universities and banning discussions about democracy and human rights. In the latest incident, they banned a seminar on democracy, and detained lecturers and students.
22 September 2014 |

Bahraini women's rights defender arrested for tweeting about corruption

On 15 September 2014, Ghada Jamsheer was arrested and a detention order of seven days was issued against her on charges of defamation on Twitter.
22 September 2014 |

Governor's lawsuit against Brazilian magazine ends in order to withdraw publication

The Inter American Press Association condemns a court order in Brazil censoring the magazine IstoÉ, ordering it to withdraw its weekly publication from the market for having reported on a case of corruption in the public administration.
22 September 2014 |

Anti-Muslim Brotherhood witch hunt in Egypt exacts heavy toll

More than 20 journalists and civil society activists have been detained without charge for working with news media affiliated or sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood since it was declared a terrorist organization in December 2013. Many of them have gone on hunger strike.
19 September 2014 |

Judge rules to move case against journalists in Bolivia to Press Tribunal

In a welcome development in Bolivia, a judge has ruled that criminal charges of espionage, complicity and disclosure of state secrets against two journalists be dropped and the case be moved to the country’s Press Tribunal.
19 September 2014 |

Celebrating Tajik blogger Alexander Sodiqov's return to Canada

Celebrating Tajik blogger Alexander Sodiqov's return to Canada Sodiqov, a blogger and PhD student in political science at the University of Toronto, was arrested in Tajikistan on June 16 in Khorog while conducting field research on “the causes of conflict and conflict management.”
19 September 2014 |

Eleven free speech controversies at American universities

Eleven free speech controversies at American universities Index on Censorship gives us a roundup of eleven incidents in the past year when free expression was limited on American campuses.
19 September 2014 |

Journalists, health team killed while conducting Ebola awareness-raising campaign

Journalists, health team killed while conducting Ebola awareness-raising campaign A mob of villagers killed three journalists and six others who were raising awareness about Ebola in the village of Womey. The campaign team reportedly consisted of local administrators, medical officers and a preacher.
19 September 2014 |

Maryam al-Khawaja released, subjected to travel ban in Bahrain

Maryam al-Khawaja released, subjected to travel ban in Bahrain Maryam al-Khawaja, who was detained upon arrival to Bahrain's airport on 30 August 2014, has been released. Charges against her still stand and she has been subjected to a travel ban. Her first hearing is scheduled for 1 October 2014.
19 September 2014 |

New cybercrime law could have serious consequences for press freedom in Qatar

The broad language of the Anti-Cybercrime Law could be used to restrict press freedom and impose prison sentences on journalists inside the country.
19 September 2014 |

Shots fired at home of senior leader of Pakistani journalists' union

Shots fired at home of senior leader of Pakistani journalists' union Unidentified people fired shots at the home of Rana Mohammad Azeem, the Lahore-based president of the PFUJ, on September 16 in a move he believes was intended to intimidate and silence him.
18 September 2014 |

Post 2015 and the Right to Know

Right to Know Day, on 28 September, coincides with the start of a year-long negotiation process to agree the Post-2015 agenda. States will be discussing the framework that will be the foundation for international policy commitments for the next fifteen years and more.
18 September 2014 |

Bolivia police chief threatens TV reporter

Alberto Suárez, the police chief of the central city of Cochabamba, threatened Escarley Pacheco, a reporter for ATB Cochabamba, after she asked him about his ex-wife’s claims that he had subjected her to physical violence.
18 September 2014 |

Solution to newsprint shortage in Venezuela dependent on government's will

Solution to newsprint shortage in Venezuela dependent on government's will A paper shortage resulting from government currency controls has so far forced 37 newspapers in Venezuela to suspend or reduce their print editions.
18 September 2014 |

BBC news team attacked in Russia

According to the BBC, the team was in the city to investigate reports of Russian servicemen being killed near the border with Ukraine.
18 September 2014 |

Gabon: Opposition weeklies altered, replaced by fake issues supporting government

La Loupe and L’Aube, two outspoken opposition weeklies owned by the same publisher, have announced that they are suspending publication until further notice because their latest issues were suppressed and replaced by fake issues supporting the government.
18 September 2014 |

In China, big companies are learning the business of human rights

As some of the world's biggest, best-known firms – with far greater leverage against the government than individual activists – begin to voice their concerns, there are opportunities for change. Companies should adopt sound business practices in China, including on human rights, and report on them regularly.
18 September 2014 |

In Philippines, journalist threatened over corruption broadcast

A journalist received threatening text messages while he was on-air discussing corruption allegations against the former governor of Northern Samar province, Philippines. He claimed that after which, he noticed three vehicles tailed him after his broadcast and the following day.
18 September 2014 |

UN urged to protect Malaysia's minority voices

During the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Ireland, together with other countries, will table a resolution to protect civil society space. The realisation of this resolution will lend much needed support to Malaysian civil society at a time when democratic space is rapidly deteriorating in the country.
17 September 2014 |

Fiji's historic election: What hope for human rights?

Fiji's historic election: What hope for human rights? IFEX members express concerns about the political environment in Fiji as the country holds its first election after nearly eight years of military rule.


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