In a recent joint statement, over a dozen news outlets and 20 Georgian media freedom and human rights groups said the bill "carries a risk of unreasonably restricting freedom of expression and stifling criticism."
As Nigeria's 14 February general election approaches, the menace of Boko Haram intensifies. Human rights lawyer Rommy Mom examines local views on the rise of the extremist group, and the media silence that accompanies it.
After republishing a "Charlie Hebdo" cartoon, Indian editor Shirin Dalvi was forced into hiding and started wearing a hijab due to threats. Publication of the newspaper has also been shut down following the incident.
“This is a very dangerous time to be a journalist in Libya,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “Too many journalists in post-Gaddafi Libya face a situation where saying what you think can get you killed.”
Despite cartoonist Xavier Bonilla’s public apology, 17 groups with reported ties to the government launched a complaint for alleged “socio-economic discrimination” in violation of Ecuador’s controversial Law on Communication.
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) joins the UN and members of civil society in calling for an end to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) to commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, which takes place every February 6.
British intelligence services acted unlawfully in accessing millions of people’s personal communications collected by the NSA, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruled on 6 February 2015.
Social media has proved to be an inestimably valuable tool for freedom of expression around the world, but journalists have reported facing verbal abuse, harassment, and cyberbullying on social media sites as a result of their work.
With an election coming this year, PEN Canada feels that the time has come for straight talk from all who want the privilege of leading Canadians, on the issue of the government's cybersurveillance of citizens.
Cambodian groups are concerned over the potential introduction of new measures banning staff of civil society organisations from giving media interviews or making statements deemed to have "insulted" political parties during election periods.
"The violent attack on a defense lawyer right outside the courthouse strongly indicates that the assailants were confident they would get away with it," said Rachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch.
During a press conference in which he complained of a “political confrontation” by “opposition media”, Chief of Staff Jorge Capitanich tore up two pages of Clarín
, which on Sunday had published articles about the death of public prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
Political activist Ahmed Douma was amongst those sentenced to life in prison in connection with a protest that took place in December 2011 and was brutally dispersed by police and military forces.
Too often Indonesians have witnessed their government purchasing and using surveillance technology without making the changes necessary to operate them in accordance with the law. Now is an opportunity to reverse that trend.
A charge of “making propaganda for a terrorist organisation” brought against Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink in a Diyarbakır court has accepted charges in Turkey is yet another sign of the worsening climate for freedom of expression in the country.
How Iran's ruling elite consider the right to free speech, free expression, and privacy as a privilege only afforded to a handful of high-ranking Iranian officials.
In the Liberian president's recent State of the Nation address, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf reaffirmed the government’s commitment to decriminalise media offenses.
Journalist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo was found dead weeks after being kidnapped in Veracruz state. A former police officer claims the local mayor is behind Sánchez's death.
Lots of companies publish transparency reports, but not all of them do a good job. EFF took some time to look at exactly what reddit's report included and was impressed by what it found.
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Reporters in Burma's ethnic minority regions often endure extortion and harassment. Women journalists, who are heavily outnumbered by their male counterparts in rural areas, face additional challenges in their reporting.