New UN Special Rapporteur discusses censoring women online, Facebook contradictions and "legal deterioration by imitation".
In the lead-up to its first direct presidential elections in 16 years independent media outlets have encountered serious barriers to reporting. These include campaign finance laws that obstruct journalists' access to key information; and the proliferation of false information, hate speech, and internet trolls, as well as their influence on the free flow of information to citizens.
Omani writer Abdullah Habib, 53, was sentenced in relation to his writings on Facebook. He was charged with violating Article 19 of the Information Technology Crimes Act for “using the Internet in what would prejudice the state public order.”
A High Court in The Gambia has sentenced exiled journalist and manager of Taranga FM, Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, to a total of four years imprisonment.
IFEX members reflect on what a Trump presidency will mean for human rights and free expression.
Saudi authorities are still holding a Saudi activist even though his eight-year sentence for protesting the war in Gaza expired on October 5, 2016.
Ever since he became president of the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND) in 2015, Saša Leković,has received numerous threats, including death threats. He has also been the target of hate speech campaigns both online and offline
The jamming of Radio France Internationale (a French station) and Radio Okapi (a station operated by the United Nations mission in the DRC) began on Friday without any warning or explanation.
The Centre for Independent Journalism deplores threats made by pro-establishment vigilante group 'Baju Merah' to "tear down" the office of online news portal Malaysiakini.
A dozen people assaulted reporter Shakil Hasan and cameraperson Shahin Alam of Jamuna TV as they were reporting on illegal polythene factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In Chile, the protection of private life, private communications, and the sanctity of home lay the foundation that, in principle, provides individuals with sufficient protections from the abuse of both State and private actors.
Nematullah Zaheer was among a group of journalists traveling to report on a police operation in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province when the vehicle hit an IED.
Covering terrorist attacks may become a very tricky affair for Indian media after NDTV was accused of revealing "strategically-sensitive information".
Mahad Ali Mohamed was hit in the head by a stray bullet as he left his house for work in Galkayo. He is the third journalist to be killed in Somalia in this year.
From banning female nipples to removing "shocking" violent content, social media companies have unique approaches to censorship. But which ones censor what? And what can you do about it?
As a result of increases in the number of journalist assassinations, the attorney general is analysing the possibility of converting the Unit for Crimes against Journalists into a specialised prosecutor's office or agency.
The Western Sahara conflict is among the world's least covered. But that is not keeping Morocco from exploring new ways to make life impossible for media and Sahrawis alike.
A draft ruling proposes support for a claim of unconstitutionality by political parties that would remove from the Law on Right of Reply the requirement of inaccuracy of information so that any offended individual could call for a correction by the media outlet concerned.
Vietnamese blogger Ho Van Hai had recently reported on an environmental disaster, caused by a steel factory, that has sparked a series of protests against the government's handling of the crisis.
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HRW demands that UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal confirm whether they were subject to surveillance by GCHQ.