Although the Drug Enforcement Administration has indicated the program was “suspended” in 2013, this suit seeks to ensure the program is permanently terminated, that it cannot restart, and that all of Human Rights Watch’s illegally collected records have been purged from all government systems.
According to its manager, "Ecuatorianos en el ring" - which has Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts - has been known for being an apolitical page that shows videos complaining about various topics.
Journalists in Yemen are facing increasing threats from several sides as the political and military situation in the country deteriorates.
The Media Foundation for West Africa recalls the deadly role played by the media in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and urges journalists to report responsibly and refrain from spreading hate speech.
A Turkish court had ordered the blocking of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for 'national security' reasons, after a photograph of a prosecutor with a gun to his head was widely circulated on social media.
RWB is alarmed by Hicham Mansouri's conviction and imprisonment on an adultery charge, suspecting that the real target is the organisation he works for, the Moroccan Association of Investigative Journalism (AMJI).
Political cartoonist Zunar has been charged in Kuala Lumpur with nine counts of sedition for tweets posted following a controversial court ruling. The tweets in question criticised a Federal Court decision, which upheld the conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Twenty-eight international and Latin American human rights organizations are calling on the Venezuelan government to stop making unsubstantiated allegations against human rights defenders.
The platform will feature alerts about the harassment of journalists, impunity, threats to journalists' sources and more.
Some prominent commentators have argued that the recent detentions of women activists will cement the feminist movement. China watchers wait with bated breathe to see how the story will unfold, pinning their hopes on a positive outcome.
On 23 March 2015, the Criminal Division of the National Court of Justice rescinded the sentence imposed on former assembly member Cléver Jiménez, and his adviser, journalist Fernando Villavicencio, for libel against President Rafael Correa.
Thailand may have nominally ended martial law on 1 April but the new powers are just as sweeping and intimidating.
Bangladeshi journalis Mizanur Rahman was reportedly arrested in retaliation for his reports alleging corruption and abuse of power by local officials.
The absence of a passport not only restricts Fahmy's ability to live any semblance of a normal life, but also poses a threat to his personal security and safety in Egypt.
A court in Saint Petersburg will hear a case against an online group for allegedly violating Russia’s anti-LGBT "propaganda law." Deti 404, or Children 404, is an online support group for LGBT children to discuss violence and harassment they face at school and home and receive help.
NISA officials stated their actions came after after Radio Shabelle broadcasted the voice of an Al Shabaab spokesperson, who claimed responsibility for the terror attack at Garissa University.
According to a recent HKJA survey, both the public and journalists believe that press freedom deteriorated in 2014. To counter this, there is a clear need for freedom of information legislation to ensure the right to access information held by the government and public bodies.
Over 20 police vehicles reportedly surrounded the home of Nabeel Rajab, after which security forces presented him with a warrant charging him with spreading false news relating to statements concerning acts of torture and inhumane treatment at Jaw Prison.
With more than 50 years of restricted media access, one of the least covered armed conflicts in the world is the long-simmering struggle between Indonesia's military and the secessionist Free Papua Movement.
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Reporters Without Borders condemns the quickly-imposed ban on media coverage of the courthouse drama in Çağlayan, Istanbul, on 31 March, when a prosecutor was taken hostage and murdered after eight hours of fruitless negotiations between the authorities and his two kidnappers, who were themselves killed in a shootout with police.