CMFR Executive Director reflects on a visit with Chinese investigative journalist Hu Shuli, and the challenges faced by media in China and the Philippines.
George Livio, a reporter for Radio Miraya, a U.N.-backed station in South Sudan, has been held without charge by security forces for more than two weeks, according to local journalists and news reports.
See in this video how our animated campaigners use the toolkit to get a free expression advocate out of jail.
Visar Duriqi, a Kosovar journalist specializing in political Islam, has received many death threats, including threats of beheading, since a radical group accused him of apostasy.
After hearing gunshots in the night, Mexican journalist Ignacio Domínguez and his family found the head of a pig outside their front door along with a message threatening Domínguez, who edits the newspaper Tinta Verde
"After putting together his last known movements and establishing clearly that this is a case of abduction, the trail has gone cold. No new evidence, no one claiming responsibility for his disappearance," an editor told CPJ about missing Minivan News reporter Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla.
On 10 September, digital rights organisations, Internet companies and even major adult platforms will join an online protest calling for stronger protections for net neutrality.
A senior police officer is on trial for arresting Associated Press journalist Mulindwa Mukasa in an allegedly inhumane and degrading way. Mukasa has asked the court to disqualify Tusingwire’s two lawyers because they work for the Attorney General’s office.
A sedition investigation against a reporter and threatening remarks by the home minister indicate a backtracking of Malaysia's commitment to a "strong and vibrant media".
A coalition of Afghan journalist groups has managed to get both presidential candidates in the disputed runoff election to endorse a 12-article statement of support for Afghanistan's media.
On 6 August 2014, a Bahraini criminal court issued a sentence to revoke the citizenship of nine Bahrainis after charging them with spying for the Iranian National Guard, forming a terrorist organization and smuggling weapons into Bahrain.
“It's good that Morocco seems ready to end military court jurisdiction over civilians,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “But whether military or civilian, the courts can't deliver justice if they ignore allegations that officials tortured the defendant into confessing.”
China's Congress recently ruled that candidates for Hong Kong's Chief Executive must be nominated by a committee composed mostly of pro-Beijing individuals, quashing hopes for an open election in 2017. The decision comes after months of protests and a mock referendum in Hong Kong.
"Cambodian authorities are pursuing trumped-up charges against labor activists in an apparent attempt to get them to abandon demands for better pay and conditions," says HRW. "This is just the latest government effort to scare activists and the political opposition into dropping plans to use protests to advance their causes."
EFF was amongst a handful of user representatives invited to attend the initial scoping meeting of a new global convening called the NETmundial Initiative, held in Geneva. It was not a promising start, EFF explains.
Supporters of the Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) parties vandalised the premises of Geo TV, as well as "The News" and Pakistan's daily newspaper with the largest circulation, "Jang".
Amalfi Rosales, a correspondent with Radio Noticias Uno and the newspaper Al Día
, has been getting threats for nearly a year. They culminated on 2 September when unidentified gunmen fired three shots at her house.
A journalists' union says allegations against Indian journalist Jaikhlong Brahma are totally false and came as a result of a tussle between journalists and police in Assam. They allege that Brahma was arrested for an interview with a leader of an armed group.
Journalist Gundev Ghimire, 36, and human rights worker Krishna Upadhyay, 52, both British-passport holders of Nepali origin, were in Qatar filming a documentary about the treatment of migrant Nepali workers in Qatar when they lost contact with friends.
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While previous moves toward more openness in Iran have faltered, President Rouhani's call for faster connection speeds for internet users has carved out common ground with the country's supreme leader.