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.
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.
Now that the entire agreement is published, we can see how various chapters of the agreement contain harmful rules that undermine our rights online and over our digital devices and content.
Sri Lankan media widely reported on how inhumanely protesting university students were attacked by the police, who used high-pressure water hoses and teargas.
A new Bytes for All research study shows that Pakistani authorities are blocking online expression of religious minorities, while banned organisations continue to enjoy impunity.
Since the 1990s, sociologist Pinar Selek has worked with Roma people, street children, sex workers, transgender persons and other vulnerable groups in Turkey. In 1998, she became the subject of one of the most long-winded and perplexing trials in recent Turkish history.
A recent case involving controversial Egyptian TV presenter Reham Saeed has all the elements needed to examine the tensions that can arise between the right to privacy and freedom of expression. In a Q&A piece published this week, the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression used Saeed's most recent media blunder to do just that.
In an explanatory note, the authors of the draft law contend that homosexuality is "socially infectious," especially for children and teenagers exposed to public manifestations of homosexuality.
Folk singer S. Kovan was arrested at his home in Tamil Nadu, India, for two songs that criticise the state government for allegedly profiting from state-run liquor shops at the expense of the poor.
In this multimedia resource, ARTICLE19 presents the cases of five Mexican journalists, all of whom have been victimized by different acts of violence in an attempt to silence their journalistic voices.
One day after the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, journalist Zaman Mehsud was killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his motorcycle in Tank, a district in Khyber Pahktunkhwa province, Pakistan.
When she decided to leak thousands of U.S. military documents to Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning made a decision that would change not only her life, but that of all those who care about truth, transparency and holding governments accountable.
Syria’s authorities have yet to disclose the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and defender of freedom of information, one month after his transfer to an undisclosed location, 22 organisations said on 4 November 2015. Syrian authorities should immediately reveal his whereabouts and release him.
The Honduran government has yet again displayed contempt for the authority of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights by formally banning journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado from his profession for 16 months on 29 October 2015.
Detained writer and blogger Mohammad Reza Pourshajari is being unlawfully held despite the expiry of his one year prison sentence. His conviction, in the first place, was solely on the basis of articles he had posted on his blog criticizing the Iranian authorities.
A report on the safety of Pakistani media professionals presents a bleak picture of the level of insecurity faced by Pakistani journalists and calls for serious efforts by governments and the media to change the present situation whereby those that kill, injure, abduct and threaten journalists are almost never punished.
Detectives served an order obtained from a judge on the BBC and Secunder Kermani, a Newsnight
reporter who has produced extensive reports on jihadis born in Britain. It is understood that the police wanted to read communications between Kermani and a man who had publicly identified himself as a member of the Islamic State.
British filmmakers Neil Bonner and Rebecca Prosser were sentenced to two and a half month in prison in Indonesia. The conviction represents a failure of the government to reverse its long-standing anti-media policies.
. . .
China's Constitution does not expressly mention the right to information but grants Chinese citizens freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration.