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India’s Supreme Court breaks police stranglehold on theatre

India’s Supreme Court breaks police stranglehold on theatre

🕔09:31, 29.May 2014

“If Chennai doesn’t have vaginas, it is full of a#*holes!” quipped Mahabanu Mody Kotwal in the opening act of The Vagina Monologues when it was staged in Mumbai. The veteran theatre actor and director had good reason for using the

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Press shocked by revelations of plan to kill Trinidadian investigative journalist

Press shocked by revelations of plan to kill Trinidadian investigative journalist

🕔09:26, 29.May 2014

IFEX members are condemning death threats received by Trinidadian investigative journalist Mark Bassant in the first week of May. According to the Association of Caribbean Mediaworkers (ACM), Bassant works for the CCN Media Group and was recently forced to “seek protective refuge

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EU project to explore media freedom and pluralism

EU project to explore media freedom and pluralism

🕔09:23, 29.May 2014

Free speech has always been a concern to the EU, with flaws in the world of press freedom and pluralism in Europe still apparent today. In an attempt to raise awareness to these problems, both on an institutional scale and

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Spain: Rights at Risk in Housing Crisis

Spain: Rights at Risk in Housing Crisis

🕔16:22, 28.May 2014

(Madrid) – The Spanish government has taken insufficient action to alleviate the impact of the housing and debt crisis in Spain on vulnerable groups, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Tens of thousands of families have faced, or are

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Prominent editor-in-chief shot dead in Libya

Prominent editor-in-chief shot dead in Libya

🕔16:16, 28.May 2014

Libya’s General Prosecutor should immediately order an impartial and comprehensive investigation into the killing of a prominent editor-in-chief and hold those responsible to account. Miftah Bouzeid, editor in chief of Burniq newspaper, was shot dead in Benghazi on May 26,

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Timeline: The search for justice for Anna Politkovskaya’s murder

Timeline: The search for justice for Anna Politkovskaya’s murder

🕔16:13, 28.May 2014

On May 20, five men were convicted in the case of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder. Rustam Makhmudov was found guilty of shooting Politkovskaya, while Ibragim and Dzhabrail Makhmudov, Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, and Sergei Khadzhikurbanov were convicted for organizing the killing.

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Overview: Impact of 11 months of Sisi-backed rule on the media in Egypt

Overview: Impact of 11 months of Sisi-backed rule on the media in Egypt

🕔15:56, 28.May 2014

With an eye to Egypt’s 26-27 May presidential election and Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s probable victory, Reporters Without Borders has compiled the following overview of the impact of the past 11 months of Sisi-backed rule on the media, journalists

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Jihad trending: Analysis of online extremism and how to counter it

🕔15:49, 28.May 2014

Censorship is central to the current debate on how to counter extremism online. With fears intensifying over the potential impact of returning foreign fighters and potential ‘lone wolf’ terrorists, governments are increasingly targeting the Internet as a source of radicalisation.

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Education for all

🕔04:23, 27.May 2014

Published on 1 Apr 2012 This video is an step towards spreading awareness on the poor condition of Education in Bangladesh.

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Italian photojournalist, Russian interpreter killed in Eastern Ukraine

Italian photojournalist, Russian interpreter killed in Eastern Ukraine

🕔04:09, 27.May 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have called on Ukrainian authorities to carry out a detailed investigation into the circumstances of the deaths of Italian photojournalist, Andrea Rocchelli, and Russian interpreter, Andrey Mironov,

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Yemen: Migrants Held at ‘Torture Camps’

🕔11:47, 26.May 2014

(Sanaa) –Traffickers in Yemen hold African migrants in detention camps, torturing them to extort payment from their families, with the complicity of local officials, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Sometimes the torture ends in death. The Yemeni government

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Ukraine: Insurgents Terrorize East Before Vote

🕔11:43, 26.May 2014

(Donetsk) – Armed insurgentsin easternUkrainehave gone on a violence spree before the May 25, 2014 presidential elections, terrorizing staff of the district electoral commissions. The police, who are legally obligated to provide around-the-clock protection for electoral commissions, have not intervened and

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Ukraine: Anti-Kiev Forces Running Amok

🕔07:20, 24.May 2014

(Donetsk) – Anti-Kiev forces in eastern Ukraine are abducting, attacking, and harassing people they suspect of supporting the Ukrainian government or consider undesirable. These forces, who call themselves the “Army of the Southeast,” seized control of the city of Luhansk in April

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Thailand: Rights in ‘Free Fall’ After Coup

🕔07:17, 24.May 2014

(New York) – The Thai military should immediately revoke abusive martial law powers, end censorship, and release all people who have been arbitrarily detained, Human Rights Watch said today. The military should urgently restore democratic, civilian rule. Since the military coup was

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Security forces raid Egyptian rights group’s offices arresting 15 activists

Security forces raid Egyptian rights group’s offices arresting 15 activists

🕔07:12, 24.May 2014

On 22 May 2014, Egyptian security forces, alongside security personnel dressed in civilian attire, raided the Alexandria branch of the Egyptian Center for Economic & Social Rights (ECESR) arresting 15 activists, including two minors and two ECESR staff and confiscating

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Singapore blogger: 'I have been waiting' for government backlash

🕔07:07, 24.May 2014

The following is a CPJ Blog post by Roy Ngerng Yi Ling, CPJ guest blogger.  EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong demanded an apology from a critical blogger who has allegedly accused him of corruption. Roy

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Ahead of presidential election, candidates in Colombia are urged to respect journalists’ work

🕔07:03, 24.May 2014

To the 25 May presidential election candidates: Clara López Enrique Peñalosa Marta Lucía Ramírez Juan Manuel Santos Calderón Óscar Iván Zuluaga Dear Presidential Candidates, Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, would like to remind you

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‘I am very satisfied with the result of the Donor Conference in Norway’ – Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreigen Minister of South Sudan

‘I am very satisfied with the result of the Donor Conference in Norway’ – Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreigen Minister of South Sudan

🕔12:08, 23.May 2014

Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreign Minister of South Sudan (top right), Bol Wek Agoth, Ambassador of The Republic of South Sudan in Norway (bottom right), Hatef Mokhtar, Editor in Chief of The Oslo Times (top left), Matt Classen, Honorary

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Philippines: Death Squad Linked to Hundreds of Killings

🕔07:59, 23.May 2014

(Manila) – The Philippine government should investigate an alleged “death squad” implicated in several hundred killings in Tagum City on the southern island of Mindanao, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Official police records obtained by

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Tunisia: Hope for Justice on Past Abuses

🕔07:56, 23.May 2014

(Tunis) – Tunisian authorities should ensure that the specialized chambers established by the new transitional justice law are truly independent and meet minimum international fair trial standards. The specialized chambers will hear cases of serious human rights abuses, including during

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UN Security Council: Vetoes Betray Syrian Victims

UN Security Council: Vetoes Betray Syrian Victims

🕔07:51, 23.May 2014

(New York) – The Russian and Chinese vetoes on May 22, 2014, of a UN Security Council resolutionto refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) betray victims of serious crimes there. The resolution has broad international support and was

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News providers again at heart of Libyan security chaos

News providers again at heart of Libyan security chaos

🕔07:42, 23.May 2014

With Libya in the throes of a major political and security crisis that began on 16 May, Reporters Without Borders voices deep concern about the fate of the country’s journalists, who are yet again the targets of violence. The radio

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Somalia: Unfair Trials in Military Courts

Somalia: Unfair Trials in Military Courts

🕔04:10, 22.May 2014

(Nairobi, May 22, 2014) – Somalia’s military courts since 2011 have tried hundreds of people beyond the courts’ legal mandate or in proceedings that fall short of international fair trial standards, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The

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Undermining progress: Digital surveillance and the Tunisian constitution

Undermining progress: Digital surveillance and the Tunisian constitution

🕔03:59, 22.May 2014

“A model to other peoples seeking reform” said UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on the successful passing in 2014 of the new Tunisian Constitution. Championing a secular political and legal system following the popular uprisings of 2011, this constitution sought to maintain robust

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Amendments to Jordan’s Anti-Terrorism Law threaten freedom of expression

Amendments to Jordan’s Anti-Terrorism Law threaten freedom of expression

🕔03:56, 22.May 2014

King Abdullah II should reject amendments to Jordan’s Anti-Terrorism Law that broaden the definition of terrorism and threaten freedom of expression. The amendments quickly passed Jordan’s lower house of parliament on April 22, 2014, and the upper house on April

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Why is martial law imposed mainly on the media in Thailand?

🕔03:51, 22.May 2014

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) expresses gravest concernover the Royal Thai Army’s imposition of martial law yesterday [20 May 2014] across Thailand, particularly that it has targeted the media and freedom of expression. People in the region woke up to

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Ukrainian and Russian authorities step up arrests of journalists

🕔03:47, 22.May 2014

The Ukrainian and Russian authorities carried out more arrests of journalists doing their jobs in the Donbass and Crimea regions between 16 and 19 May. Two journalists from the Russian TV station LifeNews, Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Saichenko, were arrested by Ukrainian troops

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#LeyTelecom: Why Mexicans have been taking to the streets

#LeyTelecom: Why Mexicans have been taking to the streets

🕔03:38, 22.May 2014

The Mexican government is in the process of bringing its communications laws in line with the reality of the digital age. It says that the proposed Ley de Telecomunicaciones y Radiodifusión, the telecommunications and broadcasting law that President Enrique Peña Nieto

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Is it really a happy World Culture Day?

Is it really a happy World Culture Day?

🕔03:33, 22.May 2014

Since 2008, we’ve been actively monitoring violations of the right to freedom of artistic expression, and for many artists and culture workers this World Culture Day is certainly not a happy one. Like all forms of expression, the right to paint or act or

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Tindouf Camps: Sahrawi youth rebels against polisario leadership

Tindouf Camps: Sahrawi youth rebels against polisario leadership

🕔11:29, 21.May 2014

Concerning the Situation in Tindouf On the aftermath of the Adoption of the UN Security council 2152 concerning the extension of the mandate of MINURSO, some clashes between young sahrawis and the polisario security forces have been reported, on the

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