Employed by Images Live, a British photo agency, Osama Jumaa was injured while covering a Syrian government artillery bombardment of the Aleppo residential neighbourhood of Al-Zebdyeh. He was inside an ambulance when it was itself hit by a shell that killed both him and the driver.
Today June 10, 2016, marks two years after the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice found that the Gambian government failed to conduct a proper investigation into the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara.
On 17–19 June 2016, Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku will host the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe. Attracting global attention, the race provides an opportunity for journalists covering it to increase awareness of the dire human rights situation in Azerbaijan and highlight the need for reform.
A campaign was set in motion by the Telesur network on 6 June 2016 in which Ecuadorian journalists and opposition politicians are accused of having connections with the CIA in order to destabilise the government of President Correa.
AFJC strongly condemns the grenade attack on a local private radio station in the capital of Eastern Nangarhar province and urges the local authorities to investigate.
The Thai military should immediately withdraw its criminal complaints against three human rights defenders for reporting alleged torture by government security forces in southern Thailand
IFEX members call on the Prime Minister of Tonga to cease threats of suspension of journalist Viola Ulakai and respect his past commitment to press freedom in the country.
In a hearing which took place on 29 May 2016, the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh sentenced Al-Shubaili to eight years in prison followed by another eight years of a travel ban to start after he serves his sentence.
On 23 May, the IACHR reported that severe financial problems have forced it to cancel its July and October sessions and all trips planned for this year and, if new funding cannot be secured by mid-June, will lead to the non-renewal of the contracts of 40 per cent of its staff
The ACTION Coalition commended Namibia's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) for earnestly initiating the process of drafting both an access to information (ATI) law and updating the information policy for the country.
The Colombian Government has an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to freedom of expression and an end to impunity by submitting a response to the UNESCO Director General’s upcoming 2016 report on the Safety of Journalists and Danger of Impunity.
The human rights experts have called for the release of nine journalists Egypt is holding in connection with the bloody clearing of Cairo's Rabaa Square in August 2013, saying that their detention is arbitrary and a violation of their human rights.
IPI urged Indonesia to ensure the safety of journalists after a reporter covering demonstrations related to the country's 1965 anti-communist massacre was threatened with violence and forced into hiding.
IPYS Venezuela rejects the attacks against 19 reporters while covering a food-related protest in the vicinity of the Fuerzas Armadas Avenue in downtown Caracas.
“Algerian courts are not only convicting people who participate in peaceful labor protests,” reports Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East and North Africa director. “Now they're punishing people who protest against such unfair convictions.”
"The perpetrators have not only deprived a family of a breadwinner but have also deprived society of a promising journalist whose activities were anchored towards youth empowerment,” said AFEX Steering Committee Chairperson, Zoé Titus.
The Guyana Press Association calls on the Guyana Police Force to execute an in-depth investigation into the presence of a live grenade near a vehicle owned by the publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall. Regardless of the motive, the act alone has a chilling effect on press freedom.
Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna and American photographer David Gilkey were killed on 5 June 2016 when traveling in a military convoy in southern Afghanistan that came under attack.
FMM vehemently condemns the attack on the editor of the regional newspaper and website "Meepura" and calls for proper legal action against the perpetrators.
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Publisher Shamsuzzoha Manik has been charged under Bangladesh's ICT Act, and faces up to 14 years in prison if found guilty.