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10 December 2014 |

Council of Europe urged to suspend Azerbaijan following Khadija Ismayilova's arrest

Council of Europe urged to suspend Azerbaijan following Khadija Ismayilova's arrest Following the pre-trial detention of prominent journalist Khadija Ismayilova, civil society groups call upon the Council of Europe to suspend Azerbaijan from its membership until Azerbaijani authorities drop all charges against NGO representatives, lawyers and journalists currently in detention.
10 December 2014 |

Three Orient News journalists killed in Syria

Three journalists from the Syrian opposition TV station Orient News were killed on 8 December 2014 while headed to cover the aftermath of clashes in the village of Sheikh Miskeen in Daraa Province.
10 December 2014 |

In landmark decision, African court rules imprisonment for defamation violates free expression

In landmark decision, African court rules imprisonment for defamation violates free expression The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights decision in the case of journalist Issa Lohé Konaté sends a strong message that governments may not use severe criminal penalties to stifle public debate and reporting on matters of public interest.
9 December 2014 |

Venezuela refuses access to information request from civil society

Venezuelans are some of the few citizens in the Americas who do not have a legal right to ask their government for information, since it refuses to create a law that makes its administrative functions transparent or accountable to the public.
9 December 2014 |

Cable operators suspend transmission of private TV channels in Balochistan province due to threat

The transmission of private TV news channels was suspended in Quetta and certain areas in Balochistan, Pakistan after the nationalist Baloch Students Organisation threatened the cable operators.
9 December 2014 |

Corruption, information and post-2015 development

Corruption, information and post-2015 development On International Anti-Corruption Day, ARTICLE 19 explains why breaking the chain of corruption is essential for development.
9 December 2014 |

Writers and publishers arrested in China in new wave of repression

Writers and publishers arrested in China in new wave of repression There is alarm over a new wave of arrests of writers, journalists, publishers and civil society activists in China in recent weeks, apparently for their public support of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
9 December 2014 |

Belarusian journalist Alyaksandr Alesin held by KGB on spying charges

The KGB told Alyaksandr Alesin's family that he is charged with "high treason" and "collaborating with the special security services or intelligence services of a foreign government."
9 December 2014 |

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar battling new sedition charge

The Malaysian government has expanded its efforts to silence Kuala Lumpur-based cartoonist Zunar, also going after his webmaster, assistants and online customers.
9 December 2014 |

Space for free expression on news websites in Egypt may soon shrink further

There are indications that the space for free expression on news websites may shrink in the near future, under pressure from a combination of new legislation and, reportedly, new surveillance tactics that may set precedents for the whole of the Middle East and North Africa.
9 December 2014 |

Sudanese authorities arrest head of human rights group

"Freedom House condemns the arrest of Dr. Medani for his work protecting and promoting human rights in Sudan," said Jenai Cox, program manager for Africa at Freedom House.
9 December 2014 |

Iran extends detention of Washington Post journalist

Jason Rezaian has been held for four months without being formally charged with any crime.
8 December 2014 |

Press freedom groups endorse Council of Europe's online safety platform for journalists

Press freedom groups endorse Council of Europe's online safety platform for journalists The International Federation of Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Article 19 and the Association of European Journalists signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Council of Europe to promote the safety of journalists through a new online platform.
8 December 2014 |

TV reporters arrested for exposing illegal transport of arms on Pakistan's railways

The investigative reporting team of ARY News, a private TV in Pakistan, was arrested and criminally charged for an exposé on the transport of illegal arms and ammunition on state owned railways.
8 December 2014 |

Call for investigation of cameraman's arrest during Hong Kong protests

A cameraman for Hong Kong-based "Apple Daily" was handcuffed and detained. He was accused of using his camera too close to police while filming attempts by police to disperse protesters in Mong Kok.
8 December 2014 |

African court rules that Burkina Faso violated journalist's right to free expression

In a landmark judgment on 5 December 2014, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights ruled that Burkina Faso violated the right to freedom of expression of Burkinabé journalist Issa Lohé Konaté.
8 December 2014 |

Copyright law as a tool for State censorship of the Internet

If the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is U.S. law, how can governments around the world use it to censor speech?
8 December 2014 |

IFEX calls on the Aquino administration to take action to end impunity in the Ampatuan Massacre case

IFEX calls on the Aquino administration to take action to end impunity in the Ampatuan Massacre case Read IFEX's official call for justice to the Philippine government following the 5th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre
6 December 2014 |

U.S. freelancer's death in Yemen reflects journalism's "growing dangers"

U.S. freelancer's death in Yemen reflects journalism's Photojournalist Luke Somers died in a failed hostage rescue operation on 5 December 2014 in Yemen.
5 December 2014 |

People protesting human rights abuses under Peña Nieto subjected to violence in Mexico City

ARTICLE 19 is struck by the lack of measures to guarantee peaceful protest as a public act in pursuit of truth and justice following the events that occurred in Iguala, two months ago, against 43 teacher training college students from Ayotzinapa.


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