Reports - 2011
In "'Friends' of the West, enemies of press freedom", IPI highlights the press freedom situations in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Hungary.
According to NUSOJ research, four journalists were killed, seven wounded and 19 arrested in 2011.
The Arab Spring and protests in other countries were responsible for a dramatic surge in the number of arrests, from 535 in 2010 to 1,044 in 2011.
Arrest, imprisonment and torture await journalists who dare to defy the regime, says IPI.
News reports have shown images of protesters in Cairo being stripped, beaten and dragged through the streets.
Political conflict and unrest proved deadly for journalists in 2011, while governments failed to prosecute those who targeted reporters for their work.
The Constituent Assembly should urgently revise laws to ensure freedom of speech and the independence of the judiciary, Human Rights said in its report.
The organisation believes that integrating robust protections for the rights to freedom of expression and information is essential to guaranteeing democracy and protecting all human rights in the region.
Rather than safeguarding the right to assemble, the Peaceful Assembly Act will greatly diminish people's ability to express their political opinions.
In new report, CIHRS hails the courageous work of human rights defenders in the region who were locomotives for change in 2011.
The free expression section of the report presents cases of physical attacks on journalists, threats and requests for disclosure of sources of information, and other violations.
November has seen no improvement for Palestinian journalists or media freedoms in the occupied Palestinian territories, reminding those in the field of journalism of the high price paid for disseminating the truth.
Statements by former soldiers leave no doubt that the Syrian security forces committed widespread and systematic abuses, including killings, arbitrary detention, and torture, as part of a state policy targeting the civilian population.
Torture is a chronic problem, rights activists are languishing in prison and the government has disbarred some of the country's most outspoken lawyers, says the organisation.
Iran, Eritrea and China are among the leading jailers, according to CPJ's annual census; nearly half of those held were online journalists, while about 45 percent of the imprisoned were freelancers.
The book examines the legal framework for accessing environmental information and juxtaposes the Chinese model with international standards and best practices from around the world.
In its report, RSF examines the methods used by the authorities to strangle the flow of information during popular uprisings in six countries - Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria and Yemen.
IFEX-TMG Contribution on Tunisia to the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism, 13th Session (21st May - 1st June 2012).
BIANET outlines the press freedom violations that took place from April to July 2011.
While a reform of the country's defamation legislation was necessary, the organisation says the new amendments will not improve the right to freedom of expression or media freedom.