Salvador Olmos García, an announcer for the Tu Un Ñuu Savi community radio station, was assassinated by municipal police officers in Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca state, on the morning of 26 June 2016.
The IACHR declares a complaint presented by relatives of a murdered journalist to be admissible due to violations of rights to free expression and life.
RSF pays tribute to massive support that resulted in the conditional release of Erol Önderoglu.
A journalist and free speech activist, IFEX Council member Erol Önderoglu works for the IPS Communication Foundation - Bianet, and Reporters without Borders. He was imprisoned for 20-30 June 2016, after participating in a solidarity campaign with a Kurdish newspaper, and continues to be charged with "terrorist propaganda."
Algerian media outlets KBC TV and the El Watan newspaper were both victims of police operations on 23 June. In both cases, the authorities said the media outlets lacked the necessary permits. They gave the same grounds five days ago when seals were placed on the studios used to record the KBC programme Ki hna Ki enass, which employs 70 people.
ARTICLE 19 and more than 80 other organisations have called on states at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to support a resolution on human rights and the Internet, and to reject attempts led by Russia and China to weaken it. The resolution will be considered for adoption of 30 June.
A Cambodian Appeal Court has found guilty for a second time Boeng Kak land rights activist Yorm Bopha, in relation to an alleged attack on two motorbike taxi drivers in 2012.
Join the photo campaign to demonstrate international solidarity for Nabeel Rajab and demand his release from solitary confinement.
Whistleblowers Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet were given suspended jail sentences for leaking documents that dislcosed favourable tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg to multinational companies. Investigative journalist Edouard Perrin was acquitted.
The statement shows global support for the creation of an independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, to report to the UN Human Rights Council annually on violence and discrimination against LGBT and intersex people.
The Inter American Press Association has issued a statement expressing its concern over the adverse conditions and growing tensions affecting journalists and news media in Mexico, and criticized the inability of the government to guarantee the safe practice of journalism and press freedom in the country.
In an interview with IFEX, cartoonist Khalid Gueddar, who recently launched the first-ever satirical weekly newspaper in Morocco, discussed his new venture, the challenges that stand in his way, and his aspirations for the future of satire in Morocco.
"The murder of Álvaro Alfredo Aceituno López is likely to further chill the climate for freedom of the press in Guatemala, where lawlessness and impunity already perpetuate a cycle of violence and intimidation," said Carlos Lauría, CPJ's senior program coordinator for the Americas.
The case against Valentina Cherevatenko is the first time a criminal proceeding for noncompliance with the 'foreign agents' law has been brought against a human rights defender.
“Political leaders must know that this decision to close the Post newspaper, in addition to political violence, restriction of fundamental freedoms of association, expression and movement undermines the holding of a free, fair and peaceful election, scheduled for August 2016.”
A case alleging that Mizzima Media committed a cyber-crime by publishing a column online criticising a rival media outlet's reporting risks setting a dangerous precedent.
Judicial officials in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná have filed 46 individual civil suits against five employees at Gazeta do Povo
since March, a representative of the newspaper told CPJ.
Following Eritrea’s announcement this week that Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak is alive after nearly 15 years behind bars without trial or official charge, the International Press Institute renewed its call for the release of Isaak and all journalists detained there in connection with their work.
In a statement from the Rudaw Media Network, following the attack, the network made it very clear that this would not hinder them from delivering the news, declaring that ‘Rudaw was not afraid of any threats in the past and we will not be afraid now or in the future’.
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The newspaper's website said the ban was implemented to "prevent a crime," after the paper was accused of "publishing falsehood with the intent to cause disrupt in public opinion."