Activists and human rights defenders in Bahrain have been the target of technological surveillance by Bahraini officials with the help of the FinFisher software "FinSpy".
As the 15 member states of SADC prepare to meet for the 34th Summit of Heads of State and Government in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on August 17 and 18, 2014, the three human rights organizations drew attention to serious human rights concerns in Angola, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Bulgarian journalists covering the financial beat can breathe freely as the most controversial parts of the so-called “bank censorship” amendment to the criminal code have been removed by the legal committee of the national assembly.
The IFJ and its affiliate the Maldives Journalists Association call on the Maldives government to speed up investigation to clarify whereabouts of journalist Ahmed Rilwan Adbulla, who is missing since 8 August 2014.
For the first time, there is solid confirmation of Gamma International's activities from inside the surveillance-industry giant's own files, despite their denials, on their clients and support provided to a range of governments.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri should stop using intimidation tactics against peaceful protesters and journalists following the police killing of a young African-American man on 9 August 2014.
An Iranian police officer was convicted in the death of Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti who died in prison in November 2012. Iranian authorities are yet to disclose details of how he was killed.
A journalist received threatening text messages after reporting that some state and private prosecutors may have been bribed to fix the Ampatuan (Maguindanao) Massacre Trial in favor of the accused.
The reasons for the burglary remain unknown, but many suspect that it is because of the work the newspaper outlet.
The News Media Law introduces some guarantees for media freedom, such as the prohibition of censorship and the recognition of specific rights of "media workers". However, ARTICLE 19 remains seriously concerned with shortcomings in the law.
The lack of transparency, combined with the absence of a comprehensive law governing freedom of information, means that Cambodians are unable to fully participate in the political life of their country, and legislators are free to pass laws that are unfavorable to the general public with only weak resistance.
Octavio Rojas Hernández was a correspondent for the newspaper El Buen Tono
in the town of Cosolapa, Oaxaca. He reported mainly on police matters.
Simone Camilli and Ali Shehda Abu Afash were killed in the northern town of Beit Lahiya today when an unexploded missile blew up.
Three still unidentified men shot Ritchie Manapol, one of the three witnesses in the 2010 murder of journalist Nestor Bedolido in Davao City, Philippines.
Detectives with Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General's Office raided the IRFS premises on 8 August 2014, the local press reported. A journalist who was at the raid told the Committee to Protect Journalists that the detectives confiscated some of their equipment, including computers.
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Vietnamese authorities are using so-called "opinion shapers" to send an onslaught of abuse reports to Facebook, which has then led to the taking down of Facebook pages of well-known Vietnamese activists and human rights organizations.
Journalist Leyla Yildizhan was covering an attack on the camp by the Islamic State’s Jihadi fighters when she was fatally injured in the chest by shrapnel from an exploding mortar shell.
Luis Carlos Cervantes was murdered on 12 August 2014 in Bajo Cauca, Antioquia. Cervantes had been receiving death threats since 2010, and had filed at least five reports with the national prosecutor general.
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It appears the government is attempting to manipulate allegations of Australian citizens' involvement in terrorist activities overseas, to justify a much broader and more intrusive domestic surveillance regime. It's a cynical move, and one that the Australian public should not stand for.