Iran is now one of the world’s biggest prisons for media personnel, with a total of 29 journalists and citizen-journalists detained.
While Gambia gives us one of the most hopeful stories of the year, Nigerian media feel the wrath of authorities: West Africa round-up.
The IFJ and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) have strongly condemned the killing of Abdul Hakin Shimul, a journalist who died after being shot during political clashes.
Based in Nairobi for the past five years, British correspondent Jerome Starkey was detained without explanation at Nairobi airport on his return from a visit to the United Kingdom in December 2016 and was put on a flight back to London the next day.
On 5 February 2017, Puntland police removed the director of Radio Voice of Peace from his office in Galkayo, Mudug region, and beat him with guns and batons.
A new ideological tech initiative aims to keep Iranian citizens isolated from the rest of the world. Will it work?
For the past four years, the Kremlin has sought to stigmatise criticism or alternative views of government policy as disloyal, foreign-sponsored, or even traitorous.
Bangladeshi publisher Shamsuzzoha Manik is currently on trial, charged with "hurting religious sentiment", for the publication of a book entitled "Debate on Islam".
Bahrain sentences three parents to jail for protesting the killing of their sons by security forces.
PEN International is concerned at the arrest and detention of Kurdish Iranian writer and journalist Sajjad Jahan Fard, and that of his friend Hassan Baladeh, after taking pictures during a tourist visit to the city of Mardin, in the predominantly Kurdish South-east of Turkey.
21 international NGOs sign letter to Boris Johnson regarding jailed HRD Nabeel Rajab.
25 IFEX members question Australia's detention of dissident journalists, cartoonists and actors at Manus Island.
One of President Mugabe's most influential critics was arrested at the airport and charged with "subverting a constitutional government".
Mindful of the repressive freedom of expression conditions in The Gambia under the rule of Yahya Jammeh, the MFWA calls on President Barrow to undertake reforms that will promote and defend the rights of the Gambian people to freely express themselves.
Hundreds of Congolese gathered in Kinshasa after news broke night that DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi passed away. Protesters threw rocks and shouted slurs against President Joseph Kabila; police responded with rounds of teargas.
What does it say about a government when it can't take criticism, even of the tongue-in-cheek variety?
Ali Hamedani, a reporter for BBC World Service, was detained and questioned for over two hours at a US airport.
Egypt's assembly law, issued 103 years ago by British colonial authorities during WWI, was unanimously repealed by parliament in 1928. It is still being used today to jail thousands of innocent Egyptians.
Can Europeans be sentenced to jail for vague references to terrorism? It already happened. And it is a trend that threatens to spread throughout Europe.
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Three of seven privately-owned broadcasters shut down in Benin last November have been permitted to resume operations. The outlets involved are Soleil FM, Eden TV and E-Télé.