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8 May 2015 |

Bangladesh: Culture of impunity tragically becoming a harsh reality for journalists

Bangladesh: Culture of impunity tragically becoming a harsh reality for journalists According to ARTICLE 19's report, there were a significant number of attacks on Bangladesh journalists and an alarming increase in violations perpetrated by state actors. However, there was not a single conviction for violence against journalists in 2014.
8 May 2015 |

Iranian journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi arrested

Iranian journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi arrested Narges Mohammadi was arrested by intelligence ministry officials after receiving several threats and summonses, and was taken to Tehran’s Evin prison to resume serving a six-year jail term.
8 May 2015 |

Profile: Enoh Meyomesse

Profile: Enoh Meyomesse Enoh Meyomesse is a Cameroonian writer, poet and social activist who spent nearly three and a half years in prison on what are believed to be politically-motivated charges. He was released on 27 April 2015, following dedicated lobbying efforts by PEN International and English PEN.
8 May 2015 |

Yemen radio station chief killed amidst continuing crisis

Abdelkarim Nasser Ali Muthanna was killed on 22 April in Sirwah, in the eastern province of Marib, where Houthi rebels have been clashing with Sunni tribesmen for the past few weeks.
7 May 2015 |

The 5 big free expression issues in the Americas

The 5 big free expression issues in the Americas The top issues affecting free expression in the Americas and what free expression rapporteur Edison Lanza’s new report has to say about them.
7 May 2015 |

Murder of Somali radio journalist latest in series of attacks in Baidoa

On 30 April 2015, Daud Ali Omar and his wife, Hawo Abdi Aden, were shot dead by unidentified assailants while they were sleeping in their home, according to news reports and local journalists.
7 May 2015 |

Sri Lankan intellectuals assaulted at Colombo May Day rally, journalists targeted

Sri Lankan intellectuals assaulted at Colombo May Day rally, journalists targeted Although some positive initiatives have been taken by the government in relation to media freedom, there have been reports of the use of old tactics of media suppression from different parts of the country.
7 May 2015 |

Criticism about human rights abuses in Nauru refugee camps leads to Facebook ban

Criticism about human rights abuses in Nauru refugee camps leads to Facebook ban Nauru's Facebook ban follows government censorship of state media and a new $8,000 fee (approximately USD $6,340) for foreign media to enter the country, according to opposition critics.
7 May 2015 |

Iran's Ahwazi Arabs subjected to mass arrests

The Arab-populated southern region of Iran has been the scene of several protests and consequential arrests over the past months.
6 May 2015 |

Threats facing journalists in northern Kenya

Kenyan journalists are increasingly being forced to make an impossible choice in their quest to report public interest stories, as they face attacks and threats from both militant groups and government officials.
6 May 2015 |

No place for free expression: 17 journalists killed in Veracruz, Mexico since 2000

The murder of journalist Armando Saldaña Morales, is yet another example of the inability of the Mexican government to guarantee the safe practice of journalism in the country.
6 May 2015 |

Independent news website shut down in Singapore for content "objectionable to state interests"

Independent news website shut down in Singapore for content Singaporean authorities ordered an independent news website to be shut down, citing the website's content as being objectionable to state interests, according to news reports. The Real Singapore is the first news website to be shut down under the country's licensing regulations, introduced in 2013.
6 May 2015 |

Maldives government takes control of broadcaster, creating state mouthpiece

Maldives government takes control of broadcaster, creating state mouthpiece The Maldivian media have faced a number of challenges from the government in recent months and the Public Service Media Bill is another attempt by the Yameen government to control critics.
6 May 2015 |

Join the campaign to free Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab

Join the campaign to free Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab On 11 May, help the Bahrain Center for Human Rights demand #Freedom4Nabeel
6 May 2015 |

Qatar detains German reporters investigating workers' conditions in lead-up to 2022 World Cup

Qatar detains German reporters investigating workers' conditions in lead-up to 2022 World Cup
Florian Bauer, a sports reporter for leading German public broadcasters ARD and WDR, was arrested with his crew – a cameraman, a sound engineer and a driver – by Qatari state security police while filming foreign workers on building sites on 27 March.
6 May 2015 |

Turkey: End prosecutions for insulting the president

A Turkish court on April 29, 2015, released from prison a lawyer facing trial for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, but he should not be facing such charges in the first place, Human Rights Watch said.
5 May 2015 |

Conflict situations: Freedom of expression under attack

Conflict situations: Freedom of expression under attack In a statement published on World Press Freedom Day, four free expression rapporteurs warn of systematic attacks aimed at silencing voices at international, national and local levels.
5 May 2015 |

Laws suppressing media freedom in Southeast Asia

Laws suppressing media freedom in Southeast Asia A regional network reports on how press laws and other legal restrictions were used against the media over the last year.
5 May 2015 |

Brazilian journalists injured while covering clashes between police and striking teachers

Brazilian journalists injured while covering clashes between police and striking teachers As the 2016 Olympic Games approach, CPJ urges Brazilian authorities to ensure that safeguards are in place so that journalists covering street demonstrations can do so freely and without fear of reprisal.
5 May 2015 |

Burma's promised 'irreversible reform' not yet visible

Burma's promised 'irreversible reform' not yet visible Information Minister U Ye Htut said during IPI's World Congress that Burma's "reform process is irreversible". Yet a month later a government representative could not cite any specific action that has been taken in regard to legislative reform.


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