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11 November 2014 |

Malaysian political cartoonist harassed anew; Turkish cartoonist exonerated

Malaysian political cartoonist harassed anew; Turkish cartoonist exonerated 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.
11 November 2014 |

Journalist murdered in Peru after investigating hired assassins

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.
11 November 2014 |

Vietnamese blogger 'Mother Mushroom' fears arrest for Facebook activity

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.
11 November 2014 |

Recording seems to capture Guyanese official's chilling message for newspaper

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.
11 November 2014 |

Azerbaijan pressures press freedom advocate's family, raids apartment

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.
11 November 2014 |

Unjustly jailed Moroccan rapper "Mr. Crazy" to go free

Unjustly jailed Moroccan rapper 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.
11 November 2014 |

Mauritania anti-slavery activists arrested

"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.
11 November 2014 |

FBI agent posed as AP journalist in criminal investigation

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.
11 November 2014 |

The White House gets it right on net neutrality

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.”
10 November 2014 |

Demonstrations held against newspaper in Afghanistan

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."
10 November 2014 |

Media groups call on Indonesian president to tackle country's impunity record

Media groups call on Indonesian president to tackle country's impunity record "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."
10 November 2014 |

What is the UNESCO Report on the Safety of Journalists?

What is the UNESCO Report on the Safety of Journalists? Learn how this tool can be become a weapon against impunity. Explore the fact sheet, share it with your friends, and download a PDF version directly on the page!
10 November 2014 |

"Hotspots" map: Where is impunity a problem?

Explore our interactive map to see what countries are the worst offenders and what are some recent positive developments in the fight against impunity.
10 November 2014 |

Journalists' safety and media ownership – two challenges for Brazil's President Rousseff

Journalists' safety and media ownership – two challenges for Brazil's President Rousseff 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.
10 November 2014 |

Icelandic official seeks prison time for journalists in libel case

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.
10 November 2014 |

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Iranian teacher and poet Mahvat Sabesh

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Iranian teacher and poet Mahvat Sabesh 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.
10 November 2014 |

Court victory for transgender rights: Malaysians can express themselves as they wish

Court victory for transgender rights: Malaysians can express themselves as they wish  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.
10 November 2014 |

How can we improve coverage of cases where journalists' killers get away with murder?

What does good practice coverage of impunity cases look like? And how can it be achieved? Julie Posetti of WAN-IFRA curates tips from the experts.
10 November 2014 |

Hundreds of journalists object to unconditional media support for the Egyptian regime

Hundreds of journalists object to unconditional media support for the Egyptian regime 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.
10 November 2014 |

Rwanda's media self-regulator subjected to intimidation campaign

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.


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