In the face of a smear campaign against human rights defenders in Mexico, IFEX asks President Nieto to speak out in support.
Internet access and SMS messaging were unavailable, imposing severe restrictions on the public’s access to information at a crucial moment in the nation’s life.
PPF appealed to the Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan, to direct the concerned authorities to clarify if the leaked report on the 2014 attack on a journalist is authentic, and if it is to release it officially along with all annexures and appendixes.
The new Burmese government has taken a major step in releasing approximately 200 political prisoners and detainees. It has also pledged to release remaining political prisoners or have their politically motivated charges dropped by the end of April 2016.
The defamation case comes from comments journalist Fabiano Gomes da Silva made on his talk radio show "Correio Debate," which were broadcast on August 19, 2011.
A controversial reaction by the Minister of Culture to an attack on journalist Ante Tomić sparks concern that journalists are being blamed for attacks against them.
A letter from two US senators is asking President Jammeh to release journalist Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, who is being held under questionable charges and harsh conditions since his arrest nine months ago.
IFEX Members Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, and Gulf Centre for Human Rights, along with CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation call on the Bahraini government to free Zainab Al-Khawaja and baby
For his work as a journalist and political analyst in Iran, Ahmad Zaidabadi has been subjected to arrest, jail, torture, exile, and, to top it all of, a lifetime ban from all public and political activity, including journalism.
Photojournalist Kabin Adhikari was attacked by police in Kathmandu as he photographed the arrest of protesters inside the government's main administrative premises, the Singha Durbar.
Eleven regional and international civil society groups have penned a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to press for the release of all detained rights defenders across the Gulf region who are imprisoned solely due to their peaceful and legitimate human rights work.
Kah Walla, leader of the opposition Cameroon People’s Party, was arrested along with other activists while participating in a long-running opposition campaign that calls for wearing black on Fridays.
A regional study examines the impact of the switchover to digital broadcasting in Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has represented numerous high-profile clients fighting for their right to freedom of expression, including Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova.
Critical blogging is the lifeblood of free societies, not a threat to social stability, say rights groups.
In recent months, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused academics, journalists, and lawyers critical of his policies of supporting terrorism and called for the legal definition of terrorism to be widened.
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) urges U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to use his first visit to Manama to assert in person what the State Department has supported in the past: the institution of greater human rights protections, the implementation of democratic reforms, and the release of all prisoners of conscience in Bahrain.
The attack on university law student Nazimuddin Samad marks the sixth killing of secular writers or activists in Bangladesh since February 2015, and must serve as a catalyst for the authorities to do more to protect its writers and free thinkers.
With public trust at an all-time low, we need to examine how murky media ownership threatens pluralism and freedom of speech in Moldova.
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RSF condemns the Thai military junta's censorship of Pravit Rojanaphruk, an outspoken journalist who has been denied permission to travel to Finland to attend a UNESCO event in Helsinki on 3 May 2016 marking World Press Freedom Day.