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14 August 2014 |

Burkina Faso: Laptop seized, documents searched as offices of investigative publication burgled

Burkina Faso: Laptop seized, documents searched as offices of investigative publication burgled The reasons for the burglary remain unknown, but many suspect that it is because of the work the newspaper outlet.
14 August 2014 |

An analysis of Burma's News Media Law, and its compliance with free expression standards

The News Media Law introduces some guarantees for media freedom, such as the prohibition of censorship and the recognition of specific rights of "media workers". However, ARTICLE 19 remains seriously concerned with shortcomings in the law.
14 August 2014 |

Laws almost always drafted in secrecy in Cambodia, without inclusion of key stakeholders

The lack of transparency, combined with the absence of a comprehensive law governing freedom of information, means that Cambodians are unable to fully participate in the political life of their country, and legislators are free to pass laws that are unfavorable to the general public with only weak resistance.
14 August 2014 |

Journalist shot dead in Oaxaca, Mexico

Journalist shot dead in Oaxaca, Mexico Octavio Rojas Hernández was a correspondent for the newspaper El Buen Tono in the town of Cosolapa, Oaxaca. He reported mainly on police matters.
14 August 2014 |

Italian journalist, Palestinian media worker killed in Gaza

Simone Camilli and Ali Shehda Abu Afash were killed in the northern town of Beit Lahiya today when an unexploded missile blew up.
14 August 2014 |

Witness in killing of journalist shot dead in Philippines; journalists mauled, threatened at gun point

Three still unidentified men shot Ritchie Manapol, one of the three witnesses in the 2010 murder of journalist Nestor Bedolido in Davao City, Philippines.
13 August 2014 |

In Azerbaijan, media watchdog raided, equipment confiscated

Detectives with Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General's Office raided the IRFS premises on 8 August 2014, the local press reported. A journalist who was at the raid told the Committee to Protect Journalists that the detectives confiscated some of their equipment, including computers.
13 August 2014 |

Draw the Line: Do wars justify censorship?

In times of war, can censorship be justified in the name of keeping us safe? Or is national security simply an excuse used by governments to clamp down on their critics? Join the conversation.
13 August 2014 |

Hanoi government must stop attacks against Vietnam's Facebook community

Hanoi government must stop attacks against Vietnam's Facebook community Vietnamese authorities are using so-called "opinion shapers" to send an onslaught of abuse reports to Facebook, which has then led to the taking down of Facebook pages of well-known Vietnamese activists and human rights organizations.
13 August 2014 |

Kurdish reporter killed in clashes in Iraqi Kurdistan

Journalist Leyla Yildizhan was covering an attack on the camp by the Islamic State’s Jihadi fighters when she was fatally injured in the chest by shrapnel from an exploding mortar shell.
13 August 2014 |

Colombian journalist murdered 15 days after reporting death threats to authorities

Colombian journalist murdered 15 days after reporting death threats to authorities Luis Carlos Cervantes was murdered on 12 August 2014 in Bajo Cauca, Antioquia. Cervantes had been receiving death threats since 2010, and had filed at least five reports with the national prosecutor general.
13 August 2014 |

Australian proposal would require suspicionless domestic spying by ISPs

It appears the government is attempting to manipulate allegations of Australian citizens' involvement in terrorist activities overseas, to justify a much broader and more intrusive domestic surveillance regime. It's a cynical move, and one that the Australian public should not stand for.
12 August 2014 |

Journalist covering protest about Ebola virus arrested, beaten in Liberia

Journalist covering protest about Ebola virus arrested, beaten in Liberia Henry Karmo was beaten and arrested while photographing a protest against the imposition of a state of emergency that was declared by the government as an attempt to tackle Ebola.
12 August 2014 |

Two Afghan video journalists beaten by presidential candidate's observers

Supporters of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani-Ahmadzai assaulted two cameramen working for Khurshid and Rahe Farda television channels. The incident occurred during the vote audit at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) head office in Kabul on Sunday 9 August 2014.
12 August 2014 |

China shackles instant messaging on news

A new set of rules in China requires all IMS users to provide their real name to register an account and sign agreements with service providers to abide "Seven Bottom Lines". Effectively, this means users will have to abide by laws and regulations, which uphold the socialist system and national interests among other things. The rules further restrain people's right to use the public platform to post pieces of news reports.
12 August 2014 |

Two French journalists held in Indonesian province of Papua

Two French journalists held in Indonesian province of Papua French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat have been detained in the Indonesian province of Papua (on the island of New Guinea) since 6 August. Officially, they are being held for violating immigration regulations but the police say they are suspected of promoting instability.
12 August 2014 |

Radio station closure in Thailand leaves migrant communities in the dark

Radio station closure in Thailand leaves migrant communities in the dark A radio station in a Thai border town that provided news and information for Burmese migrants has ceased broadcasting because of a decision by Thailand's ruling junta to shut down independent community broadcasters.
12 August 2014 |

Peruvian authorities should not rule out journalism connection to journalist's murder

Peruvian authorities should not rule out journalism connection to journalist's murder A month after Buchelli was found murdered in his home in the northwestern province of Pacasmayo, the investigation has ground to a halt despite the arrests of two suspects and earlier references by the police to several leads, including a possible connection to the victim’s journalism.
12 August 2014 |

Egypt's mass killing of protesters in 2013 likely 'crimes against humanity'

Egypt's mass killing of protesters in 2013 likely 'crimes against humanity'
In a report based on a year-long investigation, Human Rights Watch documents the way Egyptian forces methodically opened fire on crowds of demonstrators opposed to the military's 3 July 2013 ouster of Mohamed Morsy.
12 August 2014 |

Al-Shabaab member suspected of killing Somali journalists arrested in Kenya

The National Union of Somali Journalists welcomes the arrest of former journalist and Al-Shabaab senior member Hassan Hanafi Haji in Nairobi, Kenya. Hanafi Haji has threatened many journalists to death and is strongly suspected to be the mastermind behind journalists’ killings.


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