PEN International is concerned at the arrest and detention of Kurdish Iranian writer and journalist Sajjad Jahan Fard, and that of his friend Hassan Baladeh, after taking pictures during a tourist visit to the city of Mardin, in the predominantly Kurdish South-east of Turkey.
21 international NGOs sign letter to Boris Johnson regarding jailed HRD Nabeel Rajab.
25 IFEX members question Australia's detention of dissident journalists, cartoonists and actors at Manus Island.
One of President Mugabe's most influential critics was arrested at the airport and charged with "subverting a constitutional government".
Mindful of the repressive freedom of expression conditions in The Gambia under the rule of Yahya Jammeh, the MFWA calls on President Barrow to undertake reforms that will promote and defend the rights of the Gambian people to freely express themselves.
Hundreds of Congolese gathered in Kinshasa after news broke night that DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi passed away. Protesters threw rocks and shouted slurs against President Joseph Kabila; police responded with rounds of teargas.
What does it say about a government when it can't take criticism, even of the tongue-in-cheek variety?
Ali Hamedani, a reporter for BBC World Service, was detained and questioned for over two hours at a US airport.
Egypt's assembly law, issued 103 years ago by British colonial authorities during WWI, was unanimously repealed by parliament in 1928. It is still being used today to jail thousands of innocent Egyptians.
Can Europeans be sentenced to jail for vague references to terrorism? It already happened. And it is a trend that threatens to spread throughout Europe.
Three of seven privately-owned broadcasters shut down in Benin last November have been permitted to resume operations. The outlets involved are Soleil FM, Eden TV and E-Télé.
Morocco charges blogger with “exchanging intelligence with a foreign power” over a YouTube interview with a Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
In January: "Disappeared" bloggers, activist in Pakistan; LGBT community rights threatened in Indonesia; new independent outlets in Hong Kong; activists see no justice in Cambodia.
Fidesz's vice-president, Szilárd Németh, along with MPs of the governing parties, launched a verbal attack against several Hungarian civil society organisations that receive part of their funding from foreign donors.
SEAPA expressed fears that Thailand is moving toward greater control of the media, with the government's latest attempt to enact a new law to control the press.
Two ATN News employees were brutally beaten by policemen inside the Shahbagh Police Station while they were covering the shutdown enforced by the demonstrators protesting the construction of a power plant.
A newly passed access to information law may finally allow Lebanese citizens to hold their government accountable.
As a high-level mission ends in Istanbul, leading world writers join PEN in a message of solidarity to Turkish writers protesting the heavy-handed crackdown against free expression in the country.
"Burundians live in fear of the next attack, afraid to speak out to denounce the killings, torture, and other abuses."
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Aitor Saez, a Spanish correspondent working for Deutsche Welle, was sent back to Colombia on the night of January 22, 2017, after immigration authorities said the Spanish journalist did not comply with the necessary requirements to enter the country.