Reports - 2012


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2 August 2012 | International

Free press at lowest level in over a decade

Only 14.5% of the world's population live in countries where journalists' safety is guaranteed, state influence over the media is minimal, and the press is not subject to burdensome legal restrictions, according to Freedom House.
1 August 2012 | Angola

Human Rights Watch report describes political violence, intimidation in run up to Angolan elections

The Angolan government should end its crackdown on peaceful protests and the media with the start of the election campaign on 1 August, says Human Rights Watch.
1 August 2012 | International

Mobile technologies' ability to circumvent censorship evaluated in 12 countries

The capability of repressive governments to monitor users of mobile phones and block access to Internet content is far beyond levels realised by users.
31 July 2012 | International

Toxic bedfellows: sport, politics and human rights

In this cynical ménage à trois, it's human rights that gets tossed aside when no longer needed.
30 July 2012 | India

Government, Maoists target civil society activists

The authorities use sedition laws to curtail free speech and concoct criminal cases to lock up government critics.
30 July 2012 | Serbia

ANEM releases June 2012 monitoring report

The report's authors cover cases that include politicians' reactions to critical articles in the media.
27 July 2012 | Uganda

Report indicates growing impunity in cases of attacks on journalists

A report by HRNJ-Uganda indicates that the environment for frontline journalists is getting more risky, with attacks taking place at the hands of security agency personnel, especially the police.
27 July 2012 | Ukraine

ARTICLE 19 analyses Data Protection Act and related legislation

The organisation found the legislation to be lacking significant provisions that would ensure that the rights to privacy and freedom of expression and information are appropriately balanced.
26 July 2012 | Turkey

BIANET releases second quarter media monitoring report

World Press Freedom Day passed with 95 journalists behind bars.

Public figures must learn to live with criticism, says IPI

"Politicians at all levels need to respect the fact that, in a democracy, their position entails greater scrutiny of their actions," said IPI.
26 July 2012 | South Sudan

Legal analysis: Media Authority Bill

ARTICLE 19 is pleased the bill intends to respect international standards for freedom of expression, but points out that improvements are still needed to safeguard the media's independence.
24 July 2012 | International

ARTICLE 19 Artist Alert: June 2012

The report highlights cases of artists around the world whose right to freedom of expression has been curtailed and abused, and seeks to more effectively promote and defend freedom to create.
18 July 2012 | Philippines

Killings of environment advocates unpunished

Killings of environment advocates unpunished The three activists killed since October 2011 had been vocal in opposing mining and energy operations.
17 July 2012 | Venezuela

Abuse of power under Chávez takes toll on media freedom

The report documents how the accumulation of power in the executive and the erosion of human rights protections have allowed the Chávez government to intimidate, censor, and prosecute critics and perceived opponents.
17 July 2012 | Israel

Violations of media freedoms in June 2012

Media freedoms in the occupied Palestinian territories suffered a setback in June 2012, due to Israel's continued policy of targeting journalists.
16 July 2012 | Libya

Incoming government faces press freedom hurdles, says IPI

Journalists are calling on the government to pass and implement laws guaranteeing the media’s independence from government control.
13 July 2012 | Tibet (China)

Authorities attempt to seal off Tibet from outside information

Restrictions on news, media and communications in Tibet have been stepped up by Chinese authorities in the lead-up to the 18th Party Congress.
13 July 2012 | Philippines

Governments and the Internet

In February, the Philippines was among 30 countries represented by the People's Republic of China in issuing a joint statement at the panel of freedom of expression on the Internet at the United Nations in Geneva.

ANHRI releases annual report on freedom of expression in the Arab world in 2011

The 184-page report attempts to document the progress of freedom of expression by introducing key aspects of developments that accompanied the Arab Spring revolutions.
9 July 2012 | Ukraine

Democratic decline continues, says new Freedom House report

The report repeats key concerns about the country's democratic processes and raises concerns about the selective prosecution of opposition figures and the erosion of basic freedoms of assembly and speech.


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