One month after winning an appeal against government censorship of two of his cartoon collections, Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar finds his work being banned and confiscated anew.
Journalist Fernando Raymondi was in his father’s grocery store when a group of criminals walked in, apparently intending to rob the store. After Raymondi recognized one of them, the criminal shot him twice in the chest, killing him.
CPJ is greatly concerned about the safety of Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, who has been repeatedly questioned by local police in Nha Trang about her activity on Facebook, and says that she fears arrest.
IPI is concerned over a recorded phone call in which a person identified as the Guyana AG appeared to suggest that "Kaieteur News" staff members risked deadly reprisal if the paper continued its critical reporting.
Azerbaijani officials have recently harassed the family of Gulnara Akhundova, a regional expert with the Denmark-based press freedom group International Media Support. Akhundova's mother was interrogated on 5 November 2014 by prosecutors in Baku, who also raided her apartment.
Othman Atiq, whose songs and music videos depict the gritty lives of Casablanca's unemployed youth, is the second performer in Morocco's flourishing rap music scene to go to prison for his lyrics.
"Freedom House calls on the Mauritanian authorities to release Biram Dah Abeid and all other activists who were arrested during their peaceful anti-slavery advocacy," said Jenai Cox, program manager for Africa programs at Freedom House.
In late October, The Seattle Times
reported that documents uncovered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation showed that the Seattle FBI bureau had sent a fake AP article to the suspect's MySpace page.
President Barack Obama has called on the Federal Communications Commission to develop new “net neutrality” rules and establish the legal authority it needs to support those rules by reclassifying broadband service as a “telecommunications service.”
Despite an apology by the "Afghanistan Express" daily over a published article, hostility against the newspaper continues. IFJ said: "We believe that there are legal ways to file a case against the paper in media commission if any published contents are contrary to laws. It's undemocratic culture to demonstrate in the streets encouraging for violence against press freedom and freedom of expression."
"President Joko Widodo and his government must make it clear that the murders of journalists do not go unpunished. Journalists killed without justice foster a culture of fear and impunity and obstruct Indonesia's democracy."
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Dilma Rousseff was reelected on 26 October, winning a fourth consecutive term for the Workers’ Party. Reporters Without Borders is taking this opportunity to highlight two major challenges facing the government – journalists’ safety and a skewed media landscape.
Lawyers for an Icelandic Interior Ministry official are requesting prison time for two journalists who erroneously identified the official as a target in a police investigation into a government leak.
Teacher and poet Mahvash Sabet is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence in Evin prison, Tehran. PEN International is calling on the Iranian authorities to release her and all other writers imprisoned in Iran for their work.
By rejecting a ban on cross-dressing and upholding the constitution over a discriminatory state law, the court is saying all Malaysians can express themselves as the people they want to be.
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More than 500 journalists used online social media last weekend to proclaim their opposition to a joint statement by the editors of 17 state and privately-owned media in support of the anti-terrorism policies of the Egyptian government.
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The Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) has been subjected to an online smear campaign for objecting to the suspension of the BBC’s Kinyarwanda-language broadcasts on 25 October.