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12 March 2015 |

Belarusian authorities called upon to lift ban on freelance journalists

Belarusian authorities called upon to lift ban on freelance journalists According to the Mass Media Law in Belarus, freelance journalists are banned from reporting in the country. The law only recognises employed journalists working for major media organisations in Belarus.
12 March 2015 |

China - How not to observe International Women's Day

A government spokesperson recently proclaimed the importance of women in Chinese society; but the detention of 10 women's rights activists on this year's holiday tells a different story.
11 March 2015 |

A documentary banned in India, but conversation about women's safety continues

A documentary banned in India, but conversation about women's safety continues The banning of the documentary "India's Daughter" is seen as another example of the chilling climate of censorship in the country. Nevertheless, if the filmmakers wanted to inspire a conversation about rape and attitudes about women, the ban may have inadvertently aided their cause.
11 March 2015 |

The Asia-Pacific media through a gender lens

The Asia-Pacific media through a gender lens The IFJ and its affiliates have begun a campaign of gender action aimed at recognising the vital role of women in the media. The campaign started with the launch of a special series of country reports.
11 March 2015 |

Crackdown on Burmese protests shows Special Rapporteur still needed

Crackdown on Burmese protests shows Special Rapporteur still needed ARTICLE 19 condemns the excessive violence used against peaceful protesters in Letpadan and Yangon, Burma, and the ill treatment subjected to students, journalists, monks and ambulance workers among others by both police and paramilitaries.
11 March 2015 |

Paraguayan journalist shot dead in Brazil

Journalist Gerardo Servián was critical of the local administration in Amambay. This latest attack on the life of a media worker demonstrates the necessity of ending impunity and of establishing guarantees for the work of the press.
11 March 2015 |

Meet 9 southern African women doing outstanding work in media and human rights

Meet 9 southern African women doing outstanding work in media and human rights From a journalist following in the footsteps of her idols at Harvard, to an activist fighting for a world where children are free to express themselves, the Media Institute of Southern Africa introduces you to 9 women who are "making it happen."
11 March 2015 |

Syria Tracker: Crisis-mapping in a warzone

Syria Tracker: Crisis-mapping in a warzone Syria Tracker is a platform that collates and displays data on human rights abuses and other welfare issues caused by the Syrian conflict.
11 March 2015 |

Podcast: Project aims to fight Ebola by improving access to information

Podcast: Project aims to fight Ebola by improving access to information Hear how the Media Foundation for West Africa's project is helping those who report on Ebola, and those who rely on that reporting to stay healthy.
10 March 2015 |

Factsheet: Freedom of information in Africa

Factsheet: Freedom of information in Africa Check out this factsheet to learn why freedom of information is important, how it is addressed through legislation, and how it can promote accountability and democracy all around the African continent.
10 March 2015 |

Brazil: Digital censorship of activist hits two-year mark

In 2013, Ricardo Fraga was forbidden by a Brazilian court to use social networks to protest against the construction of three residential buildings. ARTICLE 19 has launched the campaign #FragaQuerPostar to bring an end to the censorship.
10 March 2015 |

Spain: Draft public security law would limit protests

Spain: Draft public security law would limit protests The draft Law on Public Security would limit when and where protests may take place, and impose steep fines on those who hold spontaneous protests.
10 March 2015 |

Pacific action needed against spy net outlined in Snowden documents

Pacific action needed against spy net outlined in Snowden documents Ten Pacific countries are listed in media reports as being targets of spying by New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau, which gives the NSA full access - and control - over the data.
10 March 2015 |

Religious radio station director gets 25-year prison sentence in Rwanda

Cassien Ntamuhanga, who ran Amazing Grace radio, was convicted of forming a criminal gang, conspiracy against the established government or president, complicity in a terrorist act and conspiracy to murder.
10 March 2015 |

The ever more dangerous profession of a cartoonist

The ever more dangerous profession of a cartoonist Reporters Without Borders has spotlighted eight cartoonists who are being threatened or persecuted because of their work.
9 March 2015 |

Broadcasting of investigative TV shows postponed over security concerns

TV B92 has announced that it has decided to indefinitely postpone a program called "Reporter." Their decision was guided by security concerns and the desire to protect their journalists.
9 March 2015 |

Paraguayan data retention bill threatens online privacy

Paraguayan data retention bill threatens online privacy If the bill is passed, telecom providers will have to store highly personal information about their customers' Internet use, for one year, for possible future access by law enforcement agencies.
9 March 2015 |

Sustained crackdown on independent reporting in Morocco

Media freedom has been in retreat in the past few months in Morocco, as the kingdom’s authorities have cracked down on journalists and three government bills that could improve the legislative environment for the media have stalled in parliament.
6 March 2015 |

How Afghanistan's female journalists are covering the stories no one else can

How Afghanistan's female journalists are covering the stories no one else can Of around 12,000 working journalists in Afghanistan today, some 2,000-2,500 are women, up from an estimated 1,000 in 2006. The truly vital role these women play in Afghan society is too often overlooked.
6 March 2015 |

Student protesters and activists assaulted, arrested by Burmese police

Student protesters and activists assaulted, arrested by Burmese police Burmese security police and civilians wearing red armbands attacked activists and students protesting outside Yangon City Hall and arrested eight in a surge in tension over spreading student rallies calling for education reform.


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