Reports - 2010
In the third quarter of 2010, six journalists were in jail because of their writings, the number of people tried under the Anti-Terror Law rose and Turkey was found guilty by the European Court of Human Rights of violating freedom of expression and the right to life in relation to the trial for the murder of journalist Hrant Dink.
The international community must urge the authorities to show more tolerance and must support the media inside and outside the country, says RSF.
The authorities should take steps to end impunity for abuses committed after the 2009 coup and to curb ongoing attacks against journalists and activists, says the organisation.
In a report titled "Bans on the full face veil and human rights", ARTICLE 19 analyses laws banning the wearing of the veil from a freedom of expression perspective.
HRNJ-Uganda has launched a campaign to mitigate the deteriorating security situation for journalists in the lead up to, as well as during and after, upcoming general elections.
"Environmental agencies may have been unwilling to release information on pollutant emissions for fear of affecting economic development or generating negative press, but such an approach is unsustainable," says ARTICLE 19.
Iraq, Honduras and Mexico also ranked high for journalism-related fatalities.
Over the course of 2010, JED registered 87 attacks on press freedom, including one assassination of a journalist and 44 arrests.
The nationwide survey reveals how the human rights of working journalists, particularly their labour rights, are grossly violated by every company and in every corner of the country.
Anti-state charges are the leading reason for jailings, CPJ said in its 2010 census of imprisoned journalists.
The report makes the case for journalists' unions and organisations to operate in concert with wider civil society actors to pursue an effective mode of international networking.
MADA publishes a report on the right of access to information and the reality of its implementation and practice.
Human Rights Watch is documenting systematic violations of the right to freedom of expression, assembly, and association - rights that are fundamental to free and fair elections.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Journalists and civil society activists who express critical views are labelled political opponents and subjected to arrests and threats.
Human Rights Watch urges the government to implement UN-recommended reforms regarding rights violations, including those relating to freedom of expression.
The October Artist Alert features cases from China, Turkey, Singapore, Denmark and Malaysia, among others.
Throughout the months preceding the parliamentary election, the government resorted to a broad campaign to restrict public liberties, especially freedom of expression, CIHRS said.
The report is based on a visit by IFJ staff to the region, undertaken as part of a fact-finding team involving other civil society organisations.
IAPA members reviewed the press freedom situation country-by-country during the organisation's annual meeting.