Serious decline in press freedom in El Salvador: RSF and its partners call on national authorities to safeguard right to information
Signatories call on El Salvador’s authorities to respect and protect press freedom and, in particular, to establish favourable and safe long-term conditions guaranteeing the ability of journalists to work freely.
Given the broad-based and fundamental concerns from stakeholders, signatory organizations urge governments to consider withholding support for the UN Cybercrime treaty in its current incarnation.
“These disturbing findings reveal that spyware continues to be weaponized against journalists and civil society.” — IPI
Amid airstrikes and comms blackouts, Palestinian journalists risk their lives to tell the story of war
Palestinian journalist Najlaa Alskafi speaks to Gaza colleagues about the grave threats they confront in reporting.
Prison sentences aim at deterring peaceful dissent.
An “invitation to tea” is a summon by authorities often followed by criminal proceedings or arbitrary detention.
Russia declared Institute of Mass Information expert Iryna Zemlyana wanted in 2022, opening a criminal case against her on spurious charges of attacking the Russian ambassador in Poland during an anti-war protest.
Palestinian Digital Rights Coalition underscores the role of online hate speech in fuelling the unfolding devastation in Gaza.
“Impunity in violence against journalists inevitably results in even more violence and a less informed public everywhere, every time. It’s never too late to improve Turkey’s impunity track record for crimes committed against the news media” – CPJ
Saint Mienpamo Onitsha was charged with cyberstalking for reporting on tensions in the southern Niger Delta region according to his charge sheet.
As Senegal’s media landscape deteriorates, Walf TV faces the threat of a permanent withdrawal of its licence.
A month ago, media umbrella organisation, Maison de la Presse was prevented from holding its general assembly to elect a new board of directors and now it has been suspended.
January 2024 in Asia-Pacific: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s regional editor Mong Palatino, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.
Rights groups and press freedom organisations call on the European Commission to take immediate action to address the deterioration of media freedom and the rule of law in Greece and its impact on fundamental rights.