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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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Ugandan human rights office vandalised in latest crackdown on civil society

🕔09:18, 8.May 2014

Following the break-in and vandalisation of the Human Rights Network-Uganda offices in Ntinda – a Kampala suburb – civil society organisations have resolved to meet the Inspector General of Police over the police’s failure to investigate to logical conclusion and produce reports

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President Aquino addresses impunity in the Philippines during Obama visit

🕔07:02, 29.Apr 2014

The Aquino administration says it has created an inter-agency committee to look into extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations. President Benigno Aquino III made the announcement when a journalist asked him during the April 28 press conference 2014 held on

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Two years on, Cambodian rights group mourns environmental activist, denounces culture of impunity

Two years on, Cambodian rights group mourns environmental activist, denounces culture of impunity

🕔06:32, 28.Apr 2014

Two years on, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) marks the second anniversary of the murder of Chut Wutty on 26 April 2012 and mourns his loss. To honor his passing, CCHR attended an event organized by the Natural

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Somali activist and media worker murdered in Mogadishu

🕔01:36, 23.Apr 2014

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) denounces the murder of a media worker in Mogadishu. Mohamed Omar Mohamed, known Amaar, an advertising/marketing staffer for Radio Dalsan, was murdered in Bakara Market yesterday afternoon (21 April 2014), after he was reportedly

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Sudan: No justice for protest killings

🕔09:13, 22.Apr 2014

Sudanese authorities have failed to provide justice for scores of civilians killed in anti-government protests in September 2013, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities should release all remaining political detainees and investigate allegations of abuse and torture of detainees. “Sudan needs

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Brother of murdered Ecuadorian journalist receives death threats

🕔08:52, 21.Apr 2014

On 16 April 2014, Alfredo Valdiviezo, the brother of journalist Fausto Valdiviezo, who was killed on 11 April 2013, received a threatening phone call while at his mother’s home in the city of Guayaquil. The call took place just over a

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Call for end to impunity on 16th anniversary of Colombian journalist's murder

🕔08:49, 21.Apr 2014

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today (April 16, 2014) recalled the murder of Colombian journalist Nelson Carvajal on the 16th anniversary of his assassination and urged the South American country’s authorities to identify the perpetrators – a call the

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Colombian journalist continues to receive threats as case against her kidnappers progresses

🕔03:49, 18.Apr 2014

Radio Nizkor’s Claudia Julieta Duque is an investigative journalist who has been harassed, threatened, followed and even psychologically tortured in 2001 after covering fellow journalist Jaime Garzón’s August 1999 murder in Bogotá. She was able to prove in 2009 that

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Getting away with murder: CPJ's 2014 Global Impunity Index

Getting away with murder: CPJ's 2014 Global Impunity Index

🕔13:10, 17.Apr 2014

Syria has joined the list of countries where journalists’ murders are most likely to go unpunished, while Iraq, Somalia, and the Philippines once again were the worst offenders, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index.

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Three motorcyclists arrested over violent assault of Ugandan journalist

🕔16:27, 16.Apr 2014

Police in Kitebi, Rubaga division, Kampala district have arrested three suspects in connection with the assault of Vision Group journalist Ddamba Ismael, occasioning him grievous bodily harm. The particulars of the trio have not yet been released. Ismael, a journalist

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Civil society urges Council of Europe to take Azerbaijan to task for human rights record

🕔03:30, 12.Apr 2014

TO: Council of Europe’s institutions: Committee of Ministers, Secretary General, Parliamentary Assembly, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Commissioner for Human Rights, Conference of INGOs. RE: Azerbaijan’s civil society appeal to the Council of Europe’s institutions Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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French president urged to discuss impunity during Mexico visit

🕔03:23, 11.Apr 2014

Paris, 9 April 2014 President François Hollande Elysée Palace 55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris, France Dear President Hollande, Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA),

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African Commission adopts resolution on media attacks in Somalia

🕔15:15, 10.Apr 2014

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ (ACHPR) resolution addressing the continual attacks on media workers in Somalia. Resolution 264: Resolution on Attacks Against Journalists and Media Practitioners in the Federal

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Turkey: Funeral protests over Gezi Park police impunity

🕔02:44, 9.Apr 2014

Amnesty International is monitoring events at the funeral old 15-year-old Berkin Elvan in Istanbul as thousands gather in cities across Turkey to protest ongoing police impunity. Berkin Elvan, died in hospital yesterday following a protracted coma. He was hit on

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African court says Burkina Faso failed to investigate assassination of journalist Norbert Zongo

🕔08:49, 8.Apr 2014

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) celebrates the seminal decision of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights on 28 March 2014, which strongly re-affirms the obligation of countries to protect the rights of journalists to practice free

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Pakistan's Express News under attack again as journalist threatened, bureau chief's home targeted

🕔11:17, 7.Apr 2014

Imtiaz Alam, a journalist and television anchor for Express News, received death threats on the night of April 3, 2014 in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. He is also the editor of the quarterly South Asian Journal and secretary general of

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Africa-EU summit must speak out against imprisoned journalists in Africa

🕔17:12, 3.Apr 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the European and African Heads of State attending the Africa-EU Summit in Brussels today, Wednesday 2 April, to include the continuous imprisonment of journalists in many African states in their discussions.

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Three men convicted of kidnapping and killing journalist in Honduras in 2012

🕔05:49, 1.Apr 2014

Reporters Without Borders welcomes the conviction of three men for themurder of Alfredo Villatoro, a journalist who hosted a show on radio HRN and coordinated its programming. He was found dead near Tegucigalpa on 15 May 2012, six days after

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"Where Is My Justice?" campaign seeks truth for victims of violence by security forces in Cambodia

🕔04:40, 27.Mar 2014

On the occasion of the international Right to Truth Day – 24 March 2014 – the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) launched its new “Where Is My Justice?” campaign and called on all partners and supporters to join CCHR

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Prime minister pledges justice, security for journalists in Pakistan

🕔03:11, 25.Mar 2014

In a wide-ranging meeting on March 19, 2014 with a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to continue to expand Pakistan’s media freedoms and address the insecurity plaguing the country’s journalists. He also promised

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Four men convicted in Indian photojournalist's rape case

🕔05:17, 22.Mar 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reiterates its call for a strict “no tolerance” stance on sexual violence and harassment of female media workers following the judgement of an Indian court on Thursday March 20, 2014 convicting four men on

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Presidential election in Afghanistan: local media on the front line

🕔08:02, 21.Mar 2014

Reporters Without Borders has published a report on Afghanistan ahead of the presidential election scheduled for 5 April. The fruit of a fact-finding visit to the northern provinces of Parwan, Kapisa and Panjshir in September 2013, it is entitled “Presidential election

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Yet another Hong Kong attack: Media executives bashed with iron bars

🕔07:22, 21.Mar 2014 Read Full Article

Crimea: Attacks, abductions of journalists and activists

🕔09:50, 20.Mar 2014

Self-defense units and paramilitary forces in Crimea are abducting, attacking, and harassing activists and journalists, Human Rights Watch said today [14 March 2014].  These forces operate outside of the law, without insignia, without a clear command structure, and with complete

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Break-in at home of ARTICLE 19 Mexico's director

🕔05:49, 19.Mar 2014

The home of ARTICLE 19′s Mexico and Central America director, Darío Ramírez, was broken into on Sunday 16 March 2014. Those responsible took computers, work documents, and other items of value. A report on the incident was filed with the

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Arrest of Sri Lankan rights defenders "an attempt to silence criticism"

🕔14:20, 18.Mar 2014

The arbitrary arrest and detention of prominent human rights defenders is an attempt to silence criticism and divert the spotlight from ongoing abuses, leading global and Asian human rights monitors said today in a joint statement. The statement was issued

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Philippines government prosecutors rest case against 28 accused in Ampatuan Massacre

🕔05:18, 13.Mar 2014

Government prosecutors rested their case against 28 accused of masterminding and carrying out the Ampatuan Massacre of 2009 on 28 February 2014, more than four years since the trial started in January 2010.In an 11-page manifestation, government prosecutors said they had no

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Arbitrary detention and use of torture reach alarming levels in Libya

🕔05:12, 8.Mar 2014

The international community should agree to provide assistance to Libya’s flailing judicial system, Human Rights Watch said today following the international ministerial conference on Libya on March 6, 2014. The assistance should include urgently needed training for judicial police and

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First-ever convictions in a case of a murdered Pakistani journalist

🕔08:15, 7.Mar 2014

On Saturday March 1, 2014 a Pakistani court convicted six defendants for their roles in the murder of Wali Khan Babar, a Geo TV journalist who was shot dead in Karachi in January 2011, according to news reports. The Committee to

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