A journalist in Cagayan province, Philippines said the local mayor threatened him for reporting the persistence of illegal black sand mining in the area. The mayor has denied making the threat, and said he only warned the journalist against reporting "lies," for which he can be sued for libel.
Police killed Hussein Al-Faraj during a raid on the town of Al-Awamiyah with the aim of locating participants in a long series of anti-government protests in the region. Reporters Without Borders calls for an investigation into the disputed circumstances surrounding his death.
Being a reporter in Somalia is dangerous business. Journalist Mustafa Haji Abdinur speaks about the risks he faces, and what can be done to tackle impunity. Listen to the podcast and share it with your networks on Twitter.
Reporters Without Borders calls for full respect for the work of journalists by President Juan Manuel Santos’ government and members of the armed forces, both acting and retired, following the latest allegations of the Colombian government spying on the media.
On 17 February, about 30 youth stormed the premises of Gift FM in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. The action followed a news item aired about the alleged banishment of Fred Yeboah – the general manager of the Presbyterian Hospital in the town – by the Dormaa traditional council.
Suspects being made to "confess" to crimes live on air in China, is making even the most influential scared to speak out.
Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina should promptly investigate cases of excessive use of force by police against demonstrators on streets and in detention in Tuzla and Sarajevo between February 5 and 9, 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities should also investigate police violence against several journalists and protect the right to peaceful assembly during protests.
PEN International protests against the withdrawal by the publisher Penguin of Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus: An Alternative History", which is the third publication to be recalled in India this year. A case was filed against the publisher, claiming that the book was offensive to Hindus and therefore in violation of the Indian Penal Code.
Following recognition of the broadcasting regulatory body in the new constitution, ARTICLE 19 considers that setting up a press council for print media self-regulation is a crucial step towards completing the process of media reform and development in Tunisia.
The IFJ has released a catalogue of press freedom violations in Hong Kong dating back nine months and is calling on the Chief Executive of Hong Kong to take steps to protect freedom of expression.
On Wednesday 19 February 2014, camera operator Yonni Steven Caicedo was killed in the Caldas neighbourhood of Buenaventura. He had been working as a camera operator for two local TV stations before he had left the city seven months earlier because of death threats.
Anti-gay bill undermines Ugandans' right to freedom of association and expression, privacy, family life and equality.
Authorities seem to have had trouble telling the difference between terrorists and journalists lately. Index offers a few handy tips to refer to the next time this quandary comes up.
Kennedy Germain Mumbere Muliwavyo was fatally injured in Nord Kivu when the military truck in which he was travelling was ambushed by members of ADF-NALU, a Ugandan rebel group based in the province.
The IPA and the Australian Publishers Association condemned a report from the Australian Law Reform Commission which proposes introducing a 'fair use' exception into Australian copyright law.
Journalists Julio Ernesto Alvarado and Dina Meza have been subjected to intensified harassment in recent months, reports PEN International. The organization calls on the Honduran authorities to overturn Alvarado’s conviction and sentence for criminal defamation.
A policeman allegedly mauled a photojournalist after the dispersal of protesters in Davao City on 13 February 2014. The Davao City mayor said he would investigate the matter after the journalists' union condemned the incident.
Journalists Amr Salama Al-Qazzaz, co-founder of the Rassd Network, and Islam Al-Homsi, director of the social media department at the network, were referred to a military court on 23 February on charges of publishing leaked parts of Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi's interview with Al-Masry Al-Yawm.
Raef Badawi's wife, Ensar Haider, spoke to PEN International about her husband's case and her family's experience since his arrest.
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In one of the latest attacks, Al-Assima satellite TV station owner Jumaa Al-Osta’s home in the Tripoli suburb of Gurji was bombed at around 5 a.m. on 20 February, causing major damage, injuring a journalist and even shaking nearby homes.