Venezuela has granted powers to the military to use force to control peaceful demonstrations, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 23, 2015, the Defense Ministry issued a resolution authorizing the Armed Forces to maintain “public order” and “social peace” during “public meetings and demonstrations.”
The world's personal information will "only" be retained for five short years. And that's if the U.S. government decides you're not under suspicion.
The Interconnect Clearing House could provide an opportunistic channel for any group or government to abuse privacy and other online rights of citizens.
A trial court found guilty one of two persons accused in the 2010 murder of a Filipino radio reporter. It was the 15th case out of 145 cases of journalists killed since 1986 in the Philippines in which there has been a conviction.
Authorities are cracking down on people fleeing the country, and on those who share information with the outside world.
After spending over 400 days in prison, the end to their imprisonment is long overdue, as is their reunion with their families.
Last week, Bahrain revoked Abdulemam’s citizenship along with another 71 Bahraini citizens, many of whom are journalists or bloggers.
The 6 February 2015 decision marked the first time in its 15-year history that the only UK court empowered to oversee GHCQ, MI5 and MI6 has ruled against the intelligence and security services.
Enrique Juárez Torres, editor of the privately owned daily El Mañana
in Matamoros, was abducted at about 4 p.m. on the same day the paper published the front-page headline, "Confrontations: Nine Dead."
IFEX calls upon the First Lady of Azerbaijan to drop charges against human rights defender Emin Huseynov, in hiding at the Embassy of Switzerland in Baku.
Metamorphosis, the IFEX member from Macedonia, expressed grave concern about the publicly announced allegations of mass and unauthorized surveillance of citizens, performed through criminal association and official misconduct in state institutions and/or influential corporations.
The Siberian independent television station TV-2 ceased broadcasting by cable on the night of 8 February as a result of being stripped of its licence despite all its efforts to defend its rights and the right of the region’s inhabitants to be informed.
Freedom House offers a timeline that chronicles how an Egyptian social justice movement incubated online, exploded onto the streets, and is now being driven toward extinction.
Carlos Fernández, an active member of RAPCOS, an alerts and protection network for journalists and communicators, was killed on the night of 5 February 2015 in the municipality of Roatán, in the Islas de la Bahía department.
The adoption of the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services promotes democratisation of the media and the effective exercise of freedom of expression in Uruguay.
Juan Bolívar Díaz, Huchi Lora, Amelia Deschamps and Roberto Cavada, four of the country’s most influential television journalists received death threats from people who accuse them of being "anti-Dominican traitors" as a result of their criticism of government policies.
Even though their articles were in the public interest, two provincial journalists in Mongolia are being accused of defamation through online and social media.
In a recent joint statement, over a dozen news outlets and 20 Georgian media freedom and human rights groups said the bill "carries a risk of unreasonably restricting freedom of expression and stifling criticism."
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As Nigeria's 14 February general election approaches, the menace of Boko Haram intensifies. Human rights lawyer Rommy Mom examines local views on the rise of the extremist group, and the media silence that accompanies it.