Barely a week after having published its annual report calling for the Congolese authorities to put an end to impunity for attacks on the press, Journaliste en danger has registered four cases of flagrant attacks against journalists.
As some media owners divest under the media law's anti-monopoly provisions, people close to the administration have snapped up many of these properties and licenses.
Join CPJ and VICE news in demanding the release of Mohammed Ismael Rasool, wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey under broad anti-terror laws.
Journalist Gao Yu has been defending democracy in China for more than three decades, for which she has spent a total of seven years in prison. She is again imprisoned, serving a seven-year term. In her early 70s and in poor health, there are fears she may not survive this latest ordeal.
The Libyan state’s disintegration and the failure to punish those responsible for such crimes has created a climate of violence that is extremely dangerous for the right to information.
PEN American Center's research demonstrates that gaps in existing protections for whistleblowers, failure to adequately address retaliation against them, and the Obama Administration’s use of the Espionage Act against leakers is damaging freedom of expression, press freedom, and access to information in the U.S.
“The government used the threat of a volcanic eruption near Quito to grant itself sweeping powers to deploy the military throughout the country and suspend fundamental rights,” said Daniel Wilkinson, Americas managing director at Human Rights Watch.
The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, proposes the legitimisation of powers that no other democratic nation has had the audacity to attempt. They are asking Parliament to give them new powers to hack into our computers and look at our internet browsing histories.
“The bill as it stands is not only a threat to the privacy of millions of people in the UK and abroad, but also sets a dangerous example for other governments.”
One of the most touted takeaways from Chinese president Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. was an agreement on the contentious issue of cyberattacks - and especially cyberespionage - against American targets.
Journalist and activist Yara Bader tirelessly campaigns for free speech in her country where foreign journalists and observers have little access, and independent voices are imprisoned, disappeared and murdered.
ARTICLE 19's latest report on Iran assesses the immediate needs and hurdles faced by Iranian activists striving to continue their work outside Iran.
Nobel Prize-winning journalist Svetlana Alexievich's books give voice to people, particularly women, who have lived through war and the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
The violence over the tightening of laws banning the consumption of beef in parts of India and debate over the reach of a right-wing Hindu agenda are having an impact on press freedom.
China's most well known dissident writer and activist, Liu Xiaobo, has been imprisoned since December 2008, despite winning the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize and persistent calls by global leaders for his release. Served with an 11-year sentence for 'subverting state power', it seems unlikely that he will be freed before it expires in December 2019.
Military prosecutors ordered the detention of investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat on the morning of 9 November for four days pending interrogation on charges related solely to his writings as a journalist. The prosecutors refuse to tell lawyers where Bahgat is being detained.
Recent attempts to suppress discussion on the 1965 atrocities show that the topic is still a sensitive one in Indonesia; at the same time, the voices clamouring for a renewed understanding of the country's national history are growing stronger.
Iran is consistently one of the world's worst jailers of journalists, CPJ research shows. In December 2014, at the time of CPJ's most recent prison census, it was holding 30 journalists in prison.
Ranking Digital Rights has launched a global ranking for ICT companies, evaluating the world's most powerful Internet and telecommunications companies' effect on freedom of expression and privacy.
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A group of angry youth attacked the home of the regional correspondent of an Ivorian independent daily, Soir Info
, in Dabou. The assailants accused the journalist of filing reports that portrayed their community as a town still in turmoil.