The IFJ is critical of the Maldivian police for the delay in properly investigating the case and bringing those responsible to justice. Recent action taken by police against Rilwan's family and colleagues is also concerning.
Dozens of Iranian journalists, bloggers, and human rights, social and political activists unknown to the outside world still languish in Iranian prisons.
The Inter American Press Association asked the El Salvador Attorney General’s Office to carry out an exhaustive and swift investigation following a formal complaint of Internet attacks on the newspaper La Prensa Gráfica
, an offense that has been repeated with increasing frequency in the countries of the Americas.
The prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism celebrates the valor of people who put their lives on the line to create a world free from abuse, discrimination, and oppression.
Burundian intelligence officials, police, and youth from the ruling party have arbitrarily arrested and ill-treated scores of suspected opponents.
In two separate decisions, authorities in Bahrain and the Kurdish-run territory of Syria suspended the operations of three news outlets that fill a critical journalistic space in their respective areas.
The disappearance of Espace TV journalist Chérif Diallo is causing a great deal of agitation among his colleagues in Conakry.
The extension of copyright duration offers nothing but additional costs and complications for Malaysian content creators and technology innovators who do not wish to see their creativity stifled by additional copyright barriers erected all around them.
The two former military officials were arrested over the disappearance of Sri Lankan journalist, Prageeth Eknaligoda. They reportedly confessed to the abduction of Prageeth and handing him over to an army camp on 24 January 2010.
Sheikh Maytham Al Salman, who works for the Mashreq-Maghreb Coalition to Counter Hatred on issues relating to anti-extremism, anti-violence and hate speech, was arrested at the Bahrain International Airport upon his return from a work trip to a number of countries in North Africa.
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the judicial uncertainty hanging over Teranga FM radio manager Alagie Ceesay, who was brought before a Banjul court on a sedition charge.
Gleydson Carvalho was shot five times by two gunmen while he presented a live show on August 6 in the northeastern city of Camocim, news reports said. Carvalho was known for reporting on government corruption at Radio Liberdade FM station.
Following the murder, Ansar-Al-Islam, the Bangladeshi chapter of al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the killing of Niloy Neel, terming the blogger an enemy of the god.
Journalist Emmaruth Esteban is also looking at politics and a family feud as the possible sources of the threats, but does not discount the possibility that it might be because of something she had written.
Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety is in shock over the murder of longtime employee and board member, current Chairman Rasim Aliyev.
Renowned Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish was freed on 10 August 2015 after spending nearly three-and-a-half years behind bars in his home country on spurious terrorism charges.
Gao, 71, has been incarcerated since her apprehension in April 2014 for allegedly leaking an internal Chinese Communist Party document disparaging human rights. She suffers from chronic heart pain, high blood pressure, and other diseases.
“Given the Turkmen government’s attitude towards independent news media, it is clear that his imprisonment is linked to his journalistic activities. We urge the authorities to end the secrecy surrounding his current status and to release him without delay.”
Paulina Muñoz had previously received anonymous threats, telling her that she was under surveillance, and that she was suspected of leaking government documents.
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The Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah, forcibly took him from his home in the city of Taizz on August 5, 2015, and have yet to respond to inquiries from his family about his whereabouts or why they are holding him.