Tag: Freedom of Press

August 15, 2019

Ugandan Online Publishers Criticize...

Uganda’s Communication Commission announced Aug. 8, 2019, that all commercial online publishers must register with the government. The commission says the publishers have to be watched to ensure they are posting appropriate content. Ugandan social media influencers and news organizations see the requirement as a step toward limiting freedom of speech and the press

#FreeAustinTice

Austin Tice the award winning journalist was detained at a checkpoint in Damascus and has not been in contact with his family since.Yesterday(14 August) marked the 7th year of Austin’s disappearance

For Sale: Georgia’s main oppositi...

Media observers say that these plans only validate their belief that Khalvashi has, all along, been fronting for the ruling Georgian Dream Party and its billionaire chairman, Bidzina Ivanishvili

August 14, 2019

Cameroon’s Military Detains Pidgi...

According to a statement posted on CMTV’s Facebook page on August 6, Wazizi was picked up at 11:00 a.m. August 2 by Muea police who “claimed that he was being invited by their boss to get information about a certain ‘pidgin news.’” CPJ could not confirm the exact location of his arrest in Muea

August 10, 2019

Nicaraguan Journalists in Exile Sen...

More than a year has passed since protests against changes to Nicaraguas pension program turned into a full scale socio-political crisis

August 3, 2019

Deyda Hydara’s Daughter: ‘I Am ...

At Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on July 22, army officer Lieutenant Malick Jatta named former President Yahya Jammeh as the mastermind behind the murder of prominent editor Deyda Hydara on December 16 , 2004. He said Jammeh had given the direct order to assassinate Hydara, an outspoken critic who was the managing editor and co-owner of independent newspaper The Point

August 2, 2019

As Kazakhstan’s Activists Find Th...

Thanks to Alnur Ilyashev’s efforts, citizens and movements opposed to how the government is being run will – on June 30 – be able to state their case in an Almaty public square without running the risk of arrest

August 1, 2019

Open letter: RSF Urges Pakistani PM...

A year after becoming head of the Pakistani government, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Prime Minister Imran Khan to acknowledge the alarming deterioration in the state of press freedom in the country, and to take urgent measures to remedy

July 29, 2019

China: RSF Demands Pardon for Journ...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Chinese President Xi Jinping to pardon journalist Huang Qi, a two-time winner of the RSF award, sentenced today to 12 years in prison despite very serious health problems

July 26, 2019

Iraq: Journalist searched after rev...

An Iraqi judge ordered the search and arrest of a journalist after he revealed a corruption case involving local justice. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) strongly condemns these trumped up charges against an investigative journalist

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