Jineth Bedoya Lima is an award-winning investigative journalist and an advocate for the rights of women victims of violence in Colombia. Recognized for her reporting on the activities of Colombian paramilitaries, she was following up on a lead about alleged arms sales between paramilitaries and Colombian state officials at a maximum-security prison on 25 May 2000. Jineth was abducted from the prison, tortured, and sexually assaulted as a “message to the press”.
Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
Head of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information Gamal Eid's travel ban is the latest in a string of arbitrary travel bans targeting activists and human rights advocates in Egypt.
Gayathry Venkiteswaran, for IFEX.
From lethal attacks on the media in Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the case of the missing Hong Kong publishers, to a campaign to block government interference with Australia's national broadcaster, we present a month of events that are changing the free expression landscape in the region.
International Federation of Journalists
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
Southeast Asian Press Alliance
International Press Institute