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Human rights defender Emin Huseynov has arrived in Switzerland following months of negotiations between the Swiss foreign ministry and the government of Azerbaijan. Huseynov had been under threat of arrest during Azerbaijan's ongoing crackdown on journalists and civil society.
While images of the suffering of Rohingya migrants circulated around the world, local journalists and politicians have faced restrictions in trying to report on and speak out on the issue.
Emma Wadsworth-Jones speaks to two Ethiopian journalists living as refugees in Kenya, to get a first-hand perspective of what forced them from their country and of their lives as writers in exile.
In the years after she was abducted and brutally assaulted while reporting on violence at a maximum-security prison involving state officials and paramilitary groups, award-winning journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima has fought tirelessly to bring the issue of sexual violence against women into the public consciousness.
The Danish Journalists’ Union has launched a campaign calling on the newly elected government to amend the Danish freedom of information law to improve open access to government documents and information for citizens and journalists.
Information on U.S. government takedown requests missing from Facebook's Government Request Report. EFF urges Facebook to publish the data and show U.S. government agencies that censorship shouldn’t happen in the dark.
After setting up an online discussion forum promoting free speech and liberalism, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a 1,000 lashes; his forum was permanently shut down and the discussion threads in them deleted. In the writings that survived the purge, an image of a fearless thinker emerges.
IFEX members urge the UN Security Council to ensure the protection of journalists in Yemen in light of historic resolution.
Radio blocktimer Rey Cabaraban is facing a libel case for comments made on air. At the time has commenting on illegal logging, mining, and the peace and order situation in Bukidnon province, Philippines.
The Special Rapporteur's report is an important contribution to the security conversation at a time when some Western leaders are calling for ill-informed and impossible loopholes in technology - a trend that facilitates surveillance and tends to enable states that openly seek to repress journalists.
23 year-old Scovia Anena, who was working with Christian radio station Favor FM, was found dead in her home on 15 June 2015.
Kuwait’s Court of Cassation on June 12, 2015, upheld a six-year sentence for blogger Saleh al-Saeed for tweets criticizing Saudi Arabia.
Arrested by the National Security Committee (KNB) on 14 May, Yaroslav Golyshkin is being held on blackmail and extortion charges brought by the governor and is currently subject to a pre-trial detention order valid until 16 July.
CPJ releases its annual report on journalists in exile to mark World Refugee Day, and features stories of the journeys of four Syrian journalists.
June 23 marks two years since enactment of the Communication Law, which the IAPA has described as "an instrument of inquisition that turned President Correa into the principal censor in the Americas."
Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Hai suffered greatly during his six and a half years in prison. He gives a grim account of life as a political prisoner and pledges to use his new-found freedom to continue his fight against injustice.
A threatening letter by banned Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team apparently targets people for their perceived support for war crimes trials stemming from Bangladesh's bloody 1971 war of independence.
The decision, which imposes liability on a news portal for the comments of its users, could chill freedom of expression beyond the Council of Europe states.
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The recent release of independent reviewer David Anderson QC’s report, commissioned for the government, is a resounding call for wholesale reform of Britain’s surveillance legislation.