An Istanbul court convicted Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya for "inciting hatred and hostility" of a religious nature for reproducing the cover cartoon of the Charlie Hebdo
“Survivors Issue,” the first issue published after the January 2015 attack on the Paris-based magazine.
Al-Shabab has targeted journalists as part of its campaign against the Somali government and for reporting deemed unfavorable. Government authorities have failed to adequately investigate and prosecute those responsible for abuses, leaving journalists to live in fear.
Deputy Olga Ferreira introduced a draft bill before the media today......, which seeks to create a mechanism for protecting journalists and press workers.
When Internet access is limited by infrastructure, cost, or government censorship, the ability of citizens to learn and share ideas and take charge of their own development is correspondingly limited. In Cuba, that’s where El Paquete
Just a few hours before World Press Freedom Day, a security force with the Interior Ministry raided the syndicate's headquarters.
In the April round-up: horrific attacks against secularists in Bangladesh, journalists arrested while protesting criminal defamation in the Maldives, crackdown on opposing voices in Cambodia, plus advocacy, awards and much more.
Just one day before a parliamentary commission is expected to recommend making such measures an explicit and permanent part of Brazilian law, Brazilians are getting a taste of what it feels like when ISPs can be ordered to block Internet sites and services.
RSF is publishing a report about media freedom in Hong Kong, where self-censorship and editorial interference have been growing steadily in recent years and where another newspaper editor was summarily dismissed two weeks ago.
Human rights defender Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk is currently incarcerated in Bangkok's Remand Prison, where he is serving a 10-year sentence following his conviction on charges of lèse-majesté.
Nasser bin Ghaith’s next hearing is set to be held on 2 May 2016. Until then, he remains in secret detention, despite his claims of torture. Ghaith faces charges based on the broad provisions of the UAE’s Penal Code, cybercrime law, and 2015 counter-terror law; if convicted, he could receive a sentence of life in prison.
ARTA FM suffered a hard blow on 26 April after its director was ambushed, interrogated and threatened with death. Before making their escape, the masked gunmen responsible for his attack also set the radio station itself on fire and destroyed some of its equipment.
In a comprehensive report and site launched to mark World Press Freedom Day, the Media Institute of Southern Africa asks: how far have we come since the adoption of the 1991 Windhoek Declaration?
A study of four countries in the Arab world: Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. Each has faced an increased threat of terrorist activity in recent years, and to varying degrees, each has responded by cracking down on online speech.
35 IFEX members are supporting RSF's initiative to create the position of a Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists.
Information and privacy commissioners from all 10 provinces, the three northern territories and the federal Office of the Information Commissioner have come together to propose the creation of a legislated duty to document that would apply to all public entities.
On World Press Freedom Day 2016, IFEX salutes Khadija Ismayilova, winner of the 2016 UNESCO Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize, and the people around the world making sure that - even while in prison - her voice is louder than ever.
Bahrain has intensified the use of stripping citizenship from those who dissent or speak out in protest as a form of punishment.
Since its occupation of Crimea began in February 2014, Russia and occupation authorities under its control have relentlessly harassed and persecuted anyone who voices opposition to or is perceived as an opponent of the occupation, in particular Crimea's large Crimean Tatar minority population.
"Using the Iraqi “war on terror” media guidelines to shut down Al Jazeera is a blatant attempt to put pressure on the network to report only one side of a story in a country that struggles to provide any protection to journalists on the ground."
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If there is anything that stands out from Fundamedios' research on how the media and journalists were impacted in the earthquake, it is the unbeatable will to get back to the task of communicating as soon as possible.