A threatening letter by banned Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team apparently targets people for their perceived support for war crimes trials stemming from Bangladesh's bloody 1971 war of independence.
The decision, which imposes liability on a news portal for the comments of its users, could chill freedom of expression beyond the Council of Europe states.
The recent release of independent reviewer David Anderson QC’s report, commissioned for the government, is a resounding call for wholesale reform of Britain’s surveillance legislation.
Police have reportedly opened an investigation centred on a man that journalist Haider Khan's reporting implicated in a wrongful land transfer.
On June 8, 2015, Azizi was convicted of charges that include collusion against Iran’s national security and insulting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. The charges may have stemmed from posts that Azizi made on social media, but it is not clear which particular posts or other actions provoked his arrest.
Fred Bauma and Yves Makwambala were arrested at a workshop organized to launch “Filimbi,” a platform to encourage Congolese youth to peacefully and responsibly perform their civic duties
Ten international rights groups are calling for the repeal of a repressive 2002 associations law, which empowers the government to shut down any group virtually at will, confiscate its property, or block its funding.
Incarcerated blogger Ta Phong Tan has been on hunger strike since mid-May to protest the mistreatment of political prisoners at the prison where she is being held in Vietnam's central Thanh Hoa province.
Before he died, Indian freelance journalist Jagendra Singh alleged that police set him on fire; he also accused an Uttar Pradesh minister of "unleashing a reign of terror" on him and his family in reprisal for his investigative reports and critical comments.
“The sentence against al-Sabbagh’s killer would serve justice but past convictions of police have been reversed on appeal, meaning there has been zero accountability for killing protesters,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director.
Jason Rezaian is being held on charges of spying and collaborating with hostile governments, gathering classified information and disseminating propaganda against the Islamic Republic. International observers have criticised the charges as being politically motivated.
The decision was in retaliation for an editorial that criticized the Premier of the Cayman Islands and local officials for allegedly engaging in acts of corruption, including one related to the FIFA soccer scandal.
June 10 2015 marked one year since the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice ordered The Gambia to pay $50,000 in damages to the family of Deyda Hydara, who was murdered over ten years ago. The Gambia has not complied with this judgment.
Four years after Sierra Leone Journalist Ibrahim Foday's death, members of IFEX join the Media Foundation for West Africa in calling for more rapid progress.
The IFJ and the EFJ have warned that journalists covering the Baku 2015 European Games may be subject to surveillance by the Azeri security services. Alan Pearce, a journalist and author specialising in cyber-security and counter-surveillance, provides some top tips and spy-proof measures.
The net neutrality debate that captured the attention of internet users in the U.S. and turned them into digital advocates has now reached the world's largest democracy.
ADHRB received reports that persons who had submitted complaints to the Ombudsman had been subjected to retaliatory acts of torture from Ministry of the Interior employees, implying an abuse-perpetuating link between the Ombudsman and the MOI.
In a May 19, 2015 editorial, Grozny Inform
, which is closely linked to the republic’s leadership, intoned that Elena Milashina could meet the same fate as Anna Politkovskaya, the journalist murdered in 2006.
The harassment and intimidation of the nongovernmental organisations Haki Africa and Muslims for Human Rights, is connected to their legitimate human rights work, Humans Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Civil Society Organizations Reference Group, and National Civil Society Congress say.
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“Exposing corruption or fraud by political parties has become an act of bravery for journalists in Mexico", said Claire San Filippo from Reporters Without Borders.