posts about press freedom and human rights

February 17, 2017

Journalists covering Standing Rock face charges as police arrest protesters

For months, environmental protesters have clashed with police and private security companies over plans for the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.7 billion project that opponents […]
February 17, 2017

'I wanted to stay and fight for my beliefs' says jailed Vietnamese blogger forced into exile

Vietnamese journalist and religious activist Dang Xuan Dieu was granted early release January 12 from a 13-year prison sentence on anti-state charges filed over his […]
February 16, 2017

CPJ calls for OSCE to swiftly fill press freedom representative vacancy

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined seven other press freedom organizations in calling on the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation […]
February 14, 2017

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 12

Veteran journalist gets suspended sentence on terrorism chargesIstanbul’s 22nd Court for Serious Crimes today sentenced veteran journalist Hasan Cemal to a suspended sentence of one […]
February 6, 2017

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 5

Police detain four pro-Kurdish newspaper distributorsPolice in the eastern Turkish province of Van on February 4 detained four distributors of the pro-Kurdish newspapers Özgürlükçü Demokrasi […]
February 3, 2017

Surveillance of journalists and court orders puts Canada's press freedom at risk

On February 6, VICE News reporter Ben Makuch is due to appear in court to appeal an order requesting that he hand over details of […]
January 30, 2017

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 29

Police briefly detain newspaper editorPolice briefly detained Barış İnce, a board member of the socialist daily newspaper Birgün and its former editor, after İnce went […]
January 23, 2017

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 22

Government closes two TV channels by decreeThe Turkish government closed two television stations that catered to a largely Shia Muslim audience by emergency decree today. […]
January 20, 2017

Transition to Trump: When a president-elect tweets, the trolls take aim

Photos of gas chambers, profile pictures doctored on to images of Holocaust victims, death threats: these are just some of the disturbing and vitriolic content […]
January 20, 2017

Azerbaijani authorities tighten screws on independent media

When officials in Baku released several high-profile journalists, including investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, from prison in May last year, the international media rights community breathed […]
January 18, 2017

Transition to Trump: Reporters must be allowed to protect their sources

In his first press conference since being elected, Donald Trump berated U.S. intelligence agencies for allowing classified documents to be leaked, saying it was something […]
January 17, 2017

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 15

More on this issue Boyraz told Evrensel that he was at the entrance of Güvenpark metro station in the capital at around 3 p.m. when […]
January 12, 2017

Hong Kong journalists try range of models to battle press freedom challenges

A new Chinese-language website pledging to provide Hong Kong with “independent, accurate and fair” news is the latest journalism venture to open in the city, […]