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10 July 2014 |

Has Ireland reintroduced criminal libel?

An Irish court has created a precedent where damage to a person’s reputation could lead to criminal sanction — and no one seems to have noticed.
10 July 2014 |

Burmese journalists, chief executive sentenced over defence facility report

Burmese journalists, chief executive sentenced over defence facility report The chief executive officer and four journalists from "Unity Journal" have been sentenced to 10 years in jail with hard labour over a report earlier this year that a military-owned factory was producing chemical weapons.
10 July 2014 |

U.S. must explain surveillance on civil liberties group

An investigation by the media organization First Look reveals that Nihad Awad, co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, was placed under surveillance by the government in July 2006 until February 2008. Any alleged basis for Awad’s surveillance remains secret.
9 July 2014 |

Campaigning on the free expression stage: Using performance to strengthen community voices

Campaigning on the free expression stage: Using performance to strengthen community voices When traditional government lobbying doesn't work, campaigners can instead develop alternative, creative projects to build community influence. Check out how IFEX members in Israel and Mongolia have brought entertainment - and impact - into their campaigns!
9 July 2014 |

U.S. transportation policy change raises concerns for journalists in transit

U.S. transportation policy change raises concerns for journalists in transit The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced a policy requiring travelers to the U.S. to turn on their devices at the request of airport security. The move could aggravate risks journalists face when traveling with sensitive materials.
9 July 2014 |

Sri Lanka muzzles NGOs and bans media-related activities

Media groups condemn the decision of the Sri Lankan government to ban civil society NGOs from having any dealings with the media, including organising and conducting legitimate and necessary media-training activities.
9 July 2014 |

Mongolian website blocked after posting article about prime minister's property

The amjilt.com website was blocked following the posting of a story entitled, "Khaan Jims resort to be owned by Prime Minister pours its pollution into the Tuul River", which was based on photo documentation.
9 July 2014 |

European court slams Turkey on pre-trial detention of journalists

European court slams Turkey on pre-trial detention of journalists The European Court of Human Rights' preliminary decision over the detention of Nedim Sener and Ahmet Şık holds that the Turkish authorities had kept the two journalists in pre-trial detention for reasons that were neither "relevant" nor "sufficient" to justify its length, which exceeded one year.
9 July 2014 |

Reflections on my fallen colleague: Yusuf Keynan

CPJ Guest Blogger Muhyadin Ahmed Roble reflects upon the recent death of his friend and colleague, Yusuf Keynan, and the grave implications of working as a journalist in Somalia.
9 July 2014 |

Mexican senate approves draconian telecommunications bill

Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the speed with which the telecommunications bill is being adopted because some of its articles threaten freedom of information.
9 July 2014 |

TPP negotiations go further underground with unprecedented secrecy around meetings in Canada

TPP negotiations go further underground with unprecedented secrecy around meetings in Canada There is such secrecy around the TPP trade talks that there will be no room for members of civil society or the public to engage directly with negotiators and influence the outcome of decisions on copyright and other matters.
9 July 2014 |

Bangladesh urged to withdraw restrictive draft law on NGOs

A Bangladesh draft law on NGOs can easily be misused to limit perfectly legitimate activities of organisations and to attack critics, says HRW.
9 July 2014 |

Morocco jails journalist over coverage of World Cup protests

TV journalist Mahmoud Lhaisan was arrested on 4 July 2014 after reporting on police abuse amid the forced dispersal of Sahrawi demonstrators on 30 June, following Algeria's performance in the World Cup.
8 July 2014 |

Journalist escapes abduction attempt in Bangladesh

In response to the attempted abduction of a journalist, the IFJ said: "This incident highlights the dangerous environment under which journalists in Bangladesh are carrying out their responsibilities."
8 July 2014 |

45 journalists detained for seven hours in Nepal

Police arrested 45 journalists from the premises of the Ministry of Finance in Kathmandu where they were staging a peaceful sit-in to demand the Nepalese government pay for public welfare advertisements.
8 July 2014 |

Italian reporter threatened after helping to dismantle Hong Kong ring

RWB urges the relevant authorities to protect Antonio Aldo Papaleo, an Italian journalist who is being threatened after infiltrating the criminal underworld to investigate money laundering between Prague and Hong Kong.
8 July 2014 |

Ecuador daily fined just days after ending print edition

Ecuador’s Communication and Information Superintendence Office has sanctioned daily HOY’s publisher with a USD$57,800 fine for an alleged failure to publish the number of printed copies in circulation.
8 July 2014 |

Journalists' federation deplores physical attack on photographer at University of Macau

The deputy publisher of an online media outlet was dragged out of the University of Macau's congregation hall when he was taking a photo of a female graduate who was holding up a placard during the congregation ceremony. The placard said: "Support scholars to speak up. Please stop persecution of scholars."
8 July 2014 |

Lebanese news website owner attacked by members of Hezbollah's Resistance Brigades

Abdel Basset Turjuman was attacked on 3 July 2014 by Mahmoud Abu Deraa, a member of the Resistance Brigades affiliated with Hezbollah, for allowing articles critical of Hezbollah to be published on his news site.
8 July 2014 |

Argentinian media can't publish stories on soccer star's private life until end of World Cup

Argentinian media can't publish stories on soccer star's private life until end of World Cup A judge has prohibited the Buenos Aires magazine Noticias, from publishing statements by Diego Maradona’s ex-wife about his private life. The ban also applies to “all public news media".


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