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19 June 2015 |

Ask the Saudi King to release Waleed Abulkhair in the spirit of Ramadan

Ask the Saudi King to release Waleed Abulkhair in the spirit of Ramadan Maharat and ANHRI are featuring a new prisoner of conscience every month. Support June's prisoner, Waleed Abulkhair.
19 June 2015 |

Emin Huseynov's freedom an important first step

Emin Huseynov's freedom an important first step Human rights defender Emin Huseynov has arrived in Switzerland following months of negotiations between the Swiss foreign ministry and the government of Azerbaijan. Huseynov had been under threat of arrest during Azerbaijan's ongoing crackdown on journalists and civil society.
19 June 2015 |

Threats, attacks, jail: what's coming between us and the Rohingya story

Threats, attacks, jail: what's coming between us and the Rohingya story While images of the suffering of Rohingya migrants circulated around the world, local journalists and politicians have faced restrictions in trying to report on and speak out on the issue.
19 June 2015 |

Reflecting on the plight of African journalists on World Refugee Day

Reflecting on the plight of African journalists on World Refugee Day Emma Wadsworth-Jones speaks to two Ethiopian journalists living as refugees in Kenya, to get a first-hand perspective of what forced them from their country and of their lives as writers in exile.
19 June 2015 |

Profile: Jineth Bedoya Lima

Profile: Jineth Bedoya Lima In the years after she was abducted and brutally assaulted while reporting on violence at a maximum-security prison involving state officials and paramilitary groups, award-winning journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima has fought tirelessly to bring the issue of sexual violence against women into the public consciousness.
19 June 2015 |

Danish journalists urge new government to improve transparency

Danish journalists urge new government to improve transparency The Danish Journalists’ Union has launched a campaign calling on the newly elected government to amend the Danish freedom of information law to improve open access to government documents and information for citizens and journalists.
19 June 2015 |

Facebook fails censorship test for omitting U.S. government request information

Information on U.S. government takedown requests missing from Facebook's Government Request Report. EFF urges Facebook to publish the data and show U.S. government agencies that censorship shouldn’t happen in the dark.
19 June 2015 |

Profile: Raif Badawi

Profile: Raif Badawi After setting up an online discussion forum promoting free speech and liberalism, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a 1,000 lashes; his forum was permanently shut down and the discussion threads in them deleted. In the writings that survived the purge, an image of a fearless thinker emerges.
19 June 2015 |

UN Security Council must press for an end to attacks against media in Yemen

UN Security Council must press for an end to attacks against media in Yemen IFEX members urge the UN Security Council to ensure the protection of journalists in Yemen in light of historic resolution.
18 June 2015 |

Radio blocktimer arrested on libel charge in Philippines

Radio blocktimer Rey Cabaraban is facing a libel case for comments made on air. At the time has commenting on illegal logging, mining, and the peace and order situation in Bukidnon province, Philippines.
18 June 2015 |

UN report promotes encryption as fundamental and protected right

UN report promotes encryption as fundamental and protected right The Special Rapporteur's report is an important contribution to the security conversation at a time when some Western leaders are calling for ill-informed and impossible loopholes in technology - a trend that facilitates surveillance and tends to enable states that openly seek to repress journalists.
18 June 2015 |

Ugandan radio journalist murdered, husband arrested as suspect

Ugandan radio journalist murdered, husband arrested as suspect 23 year-old Scovia Anena, who was working with Christian radio station Favor FM, was found dead in her home on 15 June 2015.
18 June 2015 |

Kuwaiti blogger loses appeal of 6-year sentence for tweets criticizing Saudi Arabia

Kuwait’s Court of Cassation on June 12, 2015, upheld a six-year sentence for blogger Saleh al-Saeed for tweets criticizing Saudi Arabia.
17 June 2015 |

Reporter held arbitrarily after investigating an alleged rape case in Kazakhstan

Arrested by the National Security Committee (KNB) on 14 May, Yaroslav Golyshkin is being held on blackmail and extortion charges brought by the governor and is currently subject to a pre-trial detention order valid until 16 July.
17 June 2015 |

Syria tops survey of journalists fleeing into exile

Syria tops survey of journalists fleeing into exile CPJ releases its annual report on journalists in exile to mark World Refugee Day, and features stories of the journeys of four Syrian journalists.
17 June 2015 |

Two years on, Ecuador’s Communications Act still one of the region's worst

June 23 marks two years since enactment of the Communication Law, which the IAPA has described as "an instrument of inquisition that turned President Correa into the principal censor in the Americas."
17 June 2015 |

Dieu Cay on solitary confinement, hunger strikes, and his fight for press freedom

Dieu Cay on solitary confinement, hunger strikes, and his fight for press freedom Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Hai suffered greatly during his six and a half years in prison. He gives a grim account of life as a political prisoner and pledges to use his new-found freedom to continue his fight against injustice.
17 June 2015 |

Bangladeshi journalists and bloggers among 24 named in death threat

Bangladeshi journalists and bloggers among 24 named in death threat
A threatening letter by banned Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team apparently targets people for their perceived support for war crimes trials stemming from Bangladesh's bloody 1971 war of independence.
17 June 2015 |

European Court deals a blow to online expression

European Court deals a blow to online expression The decision, which imposes liability on a news portal for the comments of its users, could chill freedom of expression beyond the Council of Europe states.
17 June 2015 |

Obscure surveillance laws in U.K. "corrode democracy itself" says review

Obscure surveillance laws in U.K. The recent release of independent reviewer David Anderson QC’s report, commissioned for the government, is a resounding call for wholesale reform of Britain’s surveillance legislation.


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