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11 November 2016 |

Agnès Callamard discusses the times ahead

Agnès Callamard discusses the times ahead New UN Special Rapporteur discusses censoring women online, Facebook contradictions and "legal deterioration by imitation".
11 November 2016 |

Lack of access to information impacts ability to report on Moldovan elections

Lack of access to information impacts ability to report on Moldovan elections In the lead-up to its first direct presidential elections in 16 years independent media outlets have encountered serious barriers to reporting. These include campaign finance laws that obstruct journalists' access to key information; and the proliferation of false information, hate speech, and internet trolls, as well as their influence on the free flow of information to citizens.
11 November 2016 |

Omani court sentences writer and cinema critic Abdullah Habib to 3 years in prison

Omani court sentences writer and cinema critic Abdullah Habib to 3 years in prison Omani writer Abdullah Habib, 53, was sentenced in relation to his writings on Facebook. He was charged with violating Article 19 of the Information Technology Crimes Act for “using the Internet in what would prejudice the state public order.”
10 November 2016 |

Gambian journalist and torture survivor Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay sentenced to prison in absentia

Gambian journalist and torture survivor Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay sentenced to prison in absentia A High Court in The Gambia has sentenced exiled journalist and manager of Taranga FM, Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, to a total of four years imprisonment.
10 November 2016 |

Trumping free expression

Trumping free expression IFEX members reflect on what a Trump presidency will mean for human rights and free expression.
10 November 2016 |

Saudi Arabia: Sentence over, activist still held

Saudi authorities are still holding a Saudi activist even though his eight-year sentence for protesting the war in Gaza expired on October 5, 2016.
9 November 2016 |

Authorities must investigate possible attack on president of Croatian Journalists' Association

Authorities must investigate possible attack on president of Croatian Journalists' Association Ever since he became president of the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND) in 2015, Saša Leković,has received numerous threats, including death threats. He has also been the target of hate speech campaigns both online and offline
9 November 2016 |

Radio France Internationale and Radio Okapi's airwaves jammed in DRC

The jamming of Radio France Internationale (a French station) and Radio Okapi (a station operated by the United Nations mission in the DRC) began on Friday without any warning or explanation.
8 November 2016 |

Concern over intimidation against Malaysian online news portal, civil society groups

Concern over intimidation against Malaysian online news portal, civil society groups The Centre for Independent Journalism deplores threats made by pro-establishment vigilante group 'Baju Merah' to "tear down" the office of online news portal Malaysiakini.
8 November 2016 |

TV journalists attacked in Bangladesh

A dozen people assaulted reporter Shakil Hasan and cameraperson Shahin Alam of Jamuna TV as they were reporting on illegal polythene factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
8 November 2016 |

State of Privacy in Chile: Future (im)perfect

State of Privacy in Chile: Future (im)perfect In Chile, the protection of private life, private communications, and the sanctity of home lay the foundation that, in principle, provides individuals with sufficient protections from the abuse of both State and private actors.
8 November 2016 |

Afghan journalist killed by roadside bomb in southern Helmand province

Afghan journalist killed by roadside bomb in southern Helmand province Nematullah Zaheer was among a group of journalists traveling to report on a police operation in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province when the vehicle hit an IED.
8 November 2016 |

Indian news channel suspended for 24 hours

Covering terrorist attacks may become a very tricky affair for Indian media after NDTV was accused of revealing "strategically-sensitive information".
8 November 2016 |

Caught in the crossfire: Radio journalist killed in central Somalia

Mahad Ali Mohamed was hit in the head by a stray bullet as he left his house for work in Galkayo. He is the third journalist to be killed in Somalia in this year.
8 November 2016 |

How social media platforms censor you

How social media platforms censor you From banning female nipples to removing "shocking" violent content, social media companies have unique approaches to censorship. But which ones censor what? And what can you do about it?
7 November 2016 |

Attorney general announces strengthening of Unit for Crimes against Journalists

As a result of increases in the number of journalist assassinations, the attorney general is analysing the possibility of converting the Unit for Crimes against Journalists into a specialised prosecutor's office or agency.
7 November 2016 |

Less news coming from a conflict you never hear about

Less news coming from a conflict you never hear about The Western Sahara conflict is among the world's least covered. But that is not keeping Morocco from exploring new ways to make life impossible for media and Sahrawis alike.
7 November 2016 |

Proposed changes to Mexico's right of reply could restrict press freedom

Proposed changes to Mexico's right of reply could restrict press freedom A draft ruling proposes support for a claim of unconstitutionality by political parties that would remove from the Law on Right of Reply the requirement of inaccuracy of information so that any offended individual could call for a correction by the media outlet concerned.
7 November 2016 |

Blogger detained amid escalating crackdown in Vietnam

Blogger detained amid escalating crackdown in Vietnam Vietnamese blogger Ho Van Hai had recently reported on an environmental disaster, caused by a steel factory, that has sparked a series of protests against the government's handling of the crisis.
7 November 2016 |

Did British intelligence spy on Human Rights Watch?

Did British intelligence spy on Human Rights Watch? HRW demands that UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal confirm whether they were subject to surveillance by GCHQ.


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