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11 March 2015 |

Podcast: Project aims to fight Ebola by improving access to information

Podcast: Project aims to fight Ebola by improving access to information Hear how the Media Foundation for West Africa's project is helping those who report on Ebola, and those who rely on that reporting to stay healthy.
10 March 2015 |

Factsheet: Freedom of information in Africa

Factsheet: Freedom of information in Africa Check out this factsheet to learn why freedom of information is important, how it is addressed through legislation, and how it can promote accountability and democracy all around the African continent.
10 March 2015 |

Brazil: Digital censorship of activist hits two-year mark

In 2013, Ricardo Fraga was forbidden by a Brazilian court to use social networks to protest against the construction of three residential buildings. ARTICLE 19 has launched the campaign #FragaQuerPostar to bring an end to the censorship.
10 March 2015 |

Spain: Draft public security law would limit protests

Spain: Draft public security law would limit protests The draft Law on Public Security would limit when and where protests may take place, and impose steep fines on those who hold spontaneous protests.
10 March 2015 |

Pacific action needed against spy net outlined in Snowden documents

Pacific action needed against spy net outlined in Snowden documents Ten Pacific countries are listed in media reports as being targets of spying by New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau, which gives the NSA full access - and control - over the data.
10 March 2015 |

Religious radio station director gets 25-year prison sentence in Rwanda

Cassien Ntamuhanga, who ran Amazing Grace radio, was convicted of forming a criminal gang, conspiracy against the established government or president, complicity in a terrorist act and conspiracy to murder.
10 March 2015 |

The ever more dangerous profession of a cartoonist

The ever more dangerous profession of a cartoonist Reporters Without Borders has spotlighted eight cartoonists who are being threatened or persecuted because of their work.
9 March 2015 |

Broadcasting of investigative TV shows postponed over security concerns

TV B92 has announced that it has decided to indefinitely postpone a program called "Reporter." Their decision was guided by security concerns and the desire to protect their journalists.
9 March 2015 |

Paraguayan data retention bill threatens online privacy

Paraguayan data retention bill threatens online privacy If the bill is passed, telecom providers will have to store highly personal information about their customers' Internet use, for one year, for possible future access by law enforcement agencies.
9 March 2015 |

Sustained crackdown on independent reporting in Morocco

Media freedom has been in retreat in the past few months in Morocco, as the kingdom’s authorities have cracked down on journalists and three government bills that could improve the legislative environment for the media have stalled in parliament.
6 March 2015 |

How Afghanistan's female journalists are covering the stories no one else can

How Afghanistan's female journalists are covering the stories no one else can Of around 12,000 working journalists in Afghanistan today, some 2,000-2,500 are women, up from an estimated 1,000 in 2006. The truly vital role these women play in Afghan society is too often overlooked.
6 March 2015 |

Student protesters and activists assaulted, arrested by Burmese police

Student protesters and activists assaulted, arrested by Burmese police Burmese security police and civilians wearing red armbands attacked activists and students protesting outside Yangon City Hall and arrested eight in a surge in tension over spreading student rallies calling for education reform.
6 March 2015 |

International Women's Day: How surveillance is used to assert control

International Women's Day: How surveillance is used to assert control Privacy International looks at some of the ways surveillance technologies can be used to control women and how the fight for women's equal rights and for privacy have more in common than you might think.
6 March 2015 |

Every protest movement has its soundtrack

Every protest movement has its soundtrack We were motivated by this year's Music Freedom Day to share some songs that became unofficial anthems of some of the biggest protests in the last five years. Click through to watch the videos.
6 March 2015 |

Chinese authorities must come clean on 'air pollution' film ban

The IFJ is concerned by the decision by the Cyberspace Administrative and Central Propaganda Department of China to ban the online documentary "Under the Dome" and the closing down of a number of websites.
6 March 2015 |

Gilles Cistac, professor and former government advisor, assassinated in Mozambique

Over the past few weeks, Cistac had been the subject of verbal abuse by commentators aligned with the ruling party for his vocal support of opposition party Renamo’s demand for the creation of autonomous regions in Mozambique.
6 March 2015 |

Turkey should fully investigate murder of Tajikistani opposition leader Umarali Kuvvatov

"We are shocked by the murder of opposition leader Umarali Kuvvatov, which has all the hallmarks of an assassination," said Susan Corke, director of Eurasia programs. “It sends a chilling message to all who dare criticize Tajikistan’s president, Emomali Rahmon."
5 March 2015 |

Staff exodus from Hong Kong broadcaster as news service compromised

The IFJ is concerned by the continuing decline of political impartiality through editorial compromise in Hong Kong's largest free-to-air television network, Broadcasting Television of Hong Kong (TVB).
5 March 2015 |

Radio journalist killed by assailants on a motorcycle in Brazil

Heber Rommel, an officer with the federal highway patrol, told CPJ that officials think the murder of journalist Ivanildo Viana "was a hit--maybe because of his work or because of a dispute he had with someone."
5 March 2015 |

What is at stake for free expression at the UN Human Rights Council meeting?

What is at stake for free expression at the UN Human Rights Council meeting? Kicking off this week, the UN Human Rights Council begins its 28th Session to act on some of the most pressing human rights challenges facing the world today. ARTICLE 19 will be working on a number of key issues, such as the right to privacy and artistic freedom


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