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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Pakistani government moves to cancel licence of country's largest television network

🕔11:14, 24.Apr 2014

In the aftermath of allegations and counter allegations following the April 19, 2014 attempted murder of popular anchor Hamid Mir, the Pakistan government sought to ban Geo Television, the country’s largest TV channel, following a complaint initiated by the Inter

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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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Campaign highlights plight of jailed journalists in lead up to World Press Freedom Day

🕔15:13, 10.Apr 2014

The 30 Days for Freedom campaign highlights the plight of jailed journalists worldwide by focusing on 30 individuals currently imprisoned because of their work. Join us in ’30 Days for Freedom’ On Friday 4 April 2014, WAN-IFRA launched an exciting online

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EFF welcomes Yahoo plan to protect users through new encryption measures

🕔02:36, 5.Apr 2014

We were thrilled to hear today [2 April 2014] that Yahoo is carrying through a concerted effort to protect users across its sites and services by rolling out routine encryption in several parts of its infrastructure. The company’s statement announced that, among

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UN must reject mass surveillance to protect global privacy rights

🕔02:21, 5.Apr 2014

In response to a consultation being undertaken by the United Nations in accordance with the December 2013 General Assembly resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age, Privacy International called on the UN to recognise that mass surveillance

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UN Rights Council members urged to reject proposed amendments to resolution on peaceful protest

🕔05:10, 29.Mar 2014

ARTICLE 19 together with 15 other leading international human rights organisations has called on Member States of the Human Rights Council to reject amendments, proposed by South Africa and a group of “like minded States”, to weaken a resolution on

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Stemming the harm caused by the surveillance trade: a way forward

🕔04:56, 27.Mar 2014

The market for surveillance technologies has expanded so much in recent years that oversight has been totally unable to keep up, which has led to devastating consequences in the lives of human rights defenders in repressive regimes around the world.

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Principles on free expression and rights to water and sanitation launched on eve of World Water Day

🕔05:12, 22.Mar 2014

On the eve of World Water Day, ARTICLE 19 launches The Free Flow Principles: Freedom of Expression and Rights to Water and Sanitation. The Principles, developed in cooperation with experts and activists from around the world, provide guidance to policy makers

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Satirist returns to Egyptian TV, film banned in Malaysia and other artistic freedom news

🕔14:26, 18.Mar 2014

In its Artist Alert for February 2014, ARTICLE 19 highlights cases from Kenya, Cameroon, Cuba, USA and India, among others. Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through which information and ideas are imparted and received. Artist Alert, launched by ARTICLE

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Media group condemns news outlets' campaigns against Serbian broadcasting agency

🕔15:51, 12.Mar 2014

The Association of Independent Electronic Media (ANEM) condemns excessive statements that are placed via foreign news agencies concerning the repeated public competition for a license to broadcast television programs with national coverage. It also condemns the campaign conducted on a

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International Women's Day: Reflections on challenges faced by female human rights advocates

International Women's Day: Reflections on challenges faced by female human rights advocates

🕔04:37, 8.Mar 2014

For activists, writers, journalists and concerned individuals around the globe committed to defending free expression, advocacy can be risky business: peaceful demonstrations can evolve into violent clashes with police; sensitive publications can be the source of government intimidation, imprisonment or

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U.S. court orders Google to remove Innocence of Muslims film from YouTube

🕔05:05, 28.Feb 2014

The Innocence of Muslims is truly the free speech story that keeps on giving. The crude, cheaply made anti-Islam film sparked international outrage when it first appeared on YouTube in September 2012, with even President Obama forced to weigh into the debate

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Norway holds back NOK 50 million of aid to Uganda

🕔15:55, 25.Feb 2014

“Norway deeply regrets the signing of a new and more stringent anti-gay bill by Uganda’s President today. The new law violates fundamental human rights and the Ugandan constitution. It will exacerbate the situation for an already vulnerable group, and criminalises

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Norway condemns use of cluster bombs in South Sudan

🕔15:52, 25.Feb 2014

The UN has reported that remnants of recently-used cluster munitions have been found in South Sudan. “It is completely unacceptable that cluster bombs have been used in the conflict in South Sudan. Norway condemns all use of cluster munitions,” said

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New hope in Ukraine

🕔15:50, 25.Feb 2014

“Following several days of violence that has shocked the world, it is very encouraging that the parties have today reached agreement on a way out of the crisis. If implemented successfully, the agreement could mark an important step towards democracy

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Colombian journalist killed seven months after receiving threats

🕔05:39, 25.Feb 2014

On Wednesday 19 February 2014, Yonni Steven Caicedo was killed while travelling through the Caldas neighbourhood in Buenaventura, Valle de Cauca. Just after 5 p.m., Caicedo, who was 21, was shot by two people while he was on a personal

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More than 20 attacks on media and journalists in Libya since start of year

🕔05:31, 25.Feb 2014

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the constant threats and violence against Libyan journalists, who are being targeted with increasing frequency by the various armed groups operating in Libya since the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime. More than 20 acts

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Policeman mauls photojournalist during protest dispersal in Philippines

🕔05:29, 25.Feb 2014

A policeman allegedly mauled a photojournalist after the dispersal of protesters in Davao City on 13 February 2014. The Davao City mayor said he would investigate the matter after the journalists’ union condemned the incident. Davao City is some 1,500

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Turkey, Iran And China: Leading Jailers Of Journalists [CHARTS]

Turkey, Iran And China: Leading Jailers Of Journalists [CHARTS]

🕔05:08, 22.Feb 2014

Turkey, Iran and China are holding more journalists in jail than the rest of the world put together, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2013 Prison Census. The CPJ identified 211 journalists who were in jail for their work

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Rights defenders in Syria continue to be targeted because of their work

🕔04:59, 22.Feb 2014

16 February 2014 marked the two-year anniversary of the arbitrary arrest of prominent human rights defender Mazen Darwish. Despite the international reaction and calls for his release and that of his colleagues the situation for human rights defenders in Syria

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Iranian court closes new daily six days after its launch

🕔05:10, 21.Feb 2014

Reporters Without Borders condemns today’s decision by a Tehran media court to close the reformist daily Aseman (Sky) after only six issues at the Tehran deputy prosecutor’s request. “This act of censorship is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is indicative of

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Housing rights protesters beaten by Cambodian security forces

🕔05:07, 21.Feb 2014

Cambodian security personnel used excessive force against housing rights protesters occupying an unfinished building in Phnom Penh on February 14, 2014, Human Rights Watch reported on that day. Security forces beat and otherwise assaulted protesting residents in the neighborhood of

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Charges dropped against main suspects in double reporter murder in Bolivia

🕔04:58, 21.Feb 2014

The Bolivian justice system has yet to try anyone for the double murder of brother-and-sister journalists Verónica and Victor Hugo Peñasco two years ago in El Alto, a city adjoining La Paz, although ten suspects were originally arrested. The two

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Five Eyes alliance questioned about what they are up to – here's their response

🕔04:54, 21.Feb 2014

Would you like to read the current international agreements establishing the intelligence sharing arrangements that underpin the work of the NSA and GCHQ? The rules that govern massive, coordinated communications surveillance operations, hacking, and the exploitation of networks and devices

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Two injured in attacks on Pakistani media houses

🕔04:10, 20.Feb 2014

Two employees of a media house were injured on February 17, 2014 when two unknown men hurled hand-grenades at the main gates of two media houses in Karachi namely, Business Recorder Group and Nawa-i-Waqt. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Another

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Newspaper owner killed in Brazil after receiving threats

🕔14:44, 19.Feb 2014

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) expresses concern at the murder of another journalist in Brazil, the second one this year, and called on the authorities to carry out a swift and exhaustive investigation. Pedro Palma, 47, owner of the publication Panorama

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Russia: Human Rights Defender Targeted

🕔14:37, 19.Feb 2014

(Moscow) – Russian law enforcement should promptly and effectively investigate a February 12, 2014 arson attack on a leading human rights activist in the Komi region and his family. Police refused to conduct a criminal investigation into the attack. That

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Free expression in Egypt under threat as journalists languish in prison

🕔07:45, 19.Feb 2014

Journalists, writers, civil rights activists, and independent or critical voices in Egypt are being targeted by security services for their reporting or peaceful activism, PEN International said. The worldwide organization of writers expressed alarm about an escalating crackdown on dissent in

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How the United States' spying strengthens China's hand

🕔07:43, 19.Feb 2014

In its typically fulminating style, the English language edition of China’s People’s Daily proclaimed in an August 2012 editorial that the U.S. must cede control of the Internet. “The Internet has become one of the most important resources in the world in

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