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9 September 2014 |

Hu Shuli: Investigative reporting in China

CMFR Executive Director reflects on a visit with Chinese investigative journalist Hu Shuli, and the challenges faced by media in China and the Philippines.
9 September 2014 |

South Sudan: Journalist for U.N.-backed station held without charge for two weeks

George Livio, a reporter for Radio Miraya, a U.N.-backed station in South Sudan, has been held without charge by security forces for more than two weeks, according to local journalists and news reports.
9 September 2014 |

Watch it: An animated intro to the IFEX Campaign Toolkit

Watch it: An animated intro to the IFEX Campaign Toolkit See in this video how our animated campaigners use the toolkit to get a free expression advocate out of jail.
9 September 2014 |

Kosovar journalist accused of apostasy, threatened with beheading

Kosovar journalist accused of apostasy, threatened with beheading Visar Duriqi, a Kosovar journalist specializing in political Islam, has received many death threats, including threats of beheading, since a radical group accused him of apostasy.
9 September 2014 |

Shots fired at newspaper editor’s home in Mexico

After hearing gunshots in the night, Mexican journalist Ignacio Domínguez and his family found the head of a pig outside their front door along with a message threatening Domínguez, who edits the newspaper Tinta Verde.
9 September 2014 |

Maldives reporter Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla missing for one month

Maldives reporter Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla missing for one month "After putting together his last known movements and establishing clearly that this is a case of abduction, the trail has gone cold. No new evidence, no one claiming responsibility for his disappearance," an editor told CPJ about missing Minivan News reporter Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla.
9 September 2014 |

From reddit to Pornhub, websites slow down for net neutrality on 10 September

From reddit to Pornhub, websites slow down for net neutrality on 10 September On 10 September, digital rights organisations, Internet companies and even major adult platforms will join an online protest calling for stronger protections for net neutrality.
9 September 2014 |

Uganda: Police officer on trial for "inhumane and degrading" arrest of journalist

A senior police officer is on trial for arresting Associated Press journalist Mulindwa Mukasa in an allegedly inhumane and degrading way. Mukasa has asked the court to disqualify Tusingwire’s two lawyers because they work for the Attorney General’s office.
9 September 2014 |

Despite talk of reform, sedition charges and threats against Malaysian media

Despite talk of reform, sedition charges and threats against Malaysian media A sedition investigation against a reporter and threatening remarks by the home minister indicate a backtracking of Malaysia's commitment to a "strong and vibrant media".
9 September 2014 |

Free press commitment from both contenders for Afghan presidency

A coalition of Afghan journalist groups has managed to get both presidential candidates in the disputed runoff election to endorse a 12-article statement of support for Afghanistan's media.
9 September 2014 |

Revoking citizenship: A new tool used to punish activists in Bahrain

On 6 August 2014, a Bahraini criminal court issued a sentence to revoke the citizenship of nine Bahrainis after charging them with spying for the Iranian National Guard, forming a terrorist organization and smuggling weapons into Bahrain.
9 September 2014 |

In Morocco, Sahrawi political activists imprisoned after unfair trials

“It's good that Morocco seems ready to end military court jurisdiction over civilians,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “But whether military or civilian, the courts can't deliver justice if they ignore allegations that officials tortured the defendant into confessing.”
8 September 2014 |

Hong Kong's 2017 election and the challenge of democracy to rising China

Hong Kong's 2017 election and the challenge of democracy to rising China China's Congress recently ruled that candidates for Hong Kong's Chief Executive must be nominated by a committee composed mostly of pro-Beijing individuals, quashing hopes for an open election in 2017. The decision comes after months of protests and a mock referendum in Hong Kong.
8 September 2014 |

Cambodia urged to end political prosecution of 6 unionists

"Cambodian authorities are pursuing trumped-up charges against labor activists in an apparent attempt to get them to abandon demands for better pay and conditions," says HRW. "This is just the latest government effort to scare activists and the political opposition into dropping plans to use protests to advance their causes."
8 September 2014 |

Internet governance and the NETmundial initiative: A flawed attempt at turning words into action

EFF was amongst a handful of user representatives invited to attend the initial scoping meeting of a new global convening called the NETmundial Initiative, held in Geneva. It was not a promising start, EFF explains.
8 September 2014 |

Office of Geo television network stormed again in Islamabad, Pakistan

Supporters of the Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) parties vandalised the premises of Geo TV, as well as "The News" and Pakistan's daily newspaper with the largest circulation, "Jang".
8 September 2014 |

Colombian reporter forced to flee her home after months of threats culminate in shooting

Amalfi Rosales, a correspondent with Radio Noticias Uno and the newspaper Al Día, has been getting threats for nearly a year. They culminated on 2 September when unidentified gunmen fired three shots at her house.
8 September 2014 |

Assam TV journalist arrested for alleged links to extremists

A journalists' union says allegations against Indian journalist Jaikhlong Brahma are totally false and came as a result of a tussle between journalists and police in Assam. They allege that Brahma was arrested for an interview with a leader of an armed group.
8 September 2014 |

British-Nepali journalist and activist team detained in Qatar

Journalist Gundev Ghimire, 36, and human rights worker Krishna Upadhyay, 52, both British-passport holders of Nepali origin, were in Qatar filming a documentary about the treatment of migrant Nepali workers in Qatar when they lost contact with friends.
8 September 2014 |

Rouhani's insistence on faster internet in Iran has staying power

Rouhani's insistence on faster internet in Iran has staying power While previous moves toward more openness in Iran have faltered, President Rouhani's call for faster connection speeds for internet users has carved out common ground with the country's supreme leader.


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