Category - freedom of expression

  • October 23, 2017

    Amnesty International says the Polish government is cracking down on people peacefully protesting in defence of human rights.

  • October 20, 2017

    A Russian court has imposed a fine on activist Evdokia Romanova for posting links to LGBTI-related stories on Facebook, inclusing stories from the Guardian and BuzzFeed.

  • September 30, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists and member of the IFJ Executive Committee Omar Faruk Osman addressed the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 27 September 2017. Osman highlighted the abuse of human rights in Somalia, particularly attacks on journalists, trade unions and freedom of expression.

  • August 26, 2017

    The Cambodian government should end its escalating campaign of politically-motivated harassment, intimidation and legal action against the media, non-governmental groups, and human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • August 19, 2017

    Twenty four British MPs have written to the Pakistani government urging it to repeal its blasphemy laws.

  • August 14, 2017

    Investigative journalist Alexander Sokolov has been jailed for three and a half years by a Russian court. Sokolov has been convicted with involvement in a banned extremist group.The International Federation of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists have joined  the Russian Union of Journalists in condemning the ruling which is being used to silence and intimidate Sokolov and other journalists.

  • August 12, 2017

    Almost 70,000 people from around the world have urged the Chinese president to lift all restrictions against poet and artist Liu Xia, one month after the death of her husband, the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.

  • August 8, 2017

    Human rights and media organisations have condemned the announcement by Israel's communications minister, Ayoub Kara, that the Israeli government has decided to close Al Jazeera' s office in Jerusalem and take the channel off air.

  • June 14, 2017

    Arab countries engaged in a dispute with Qatar have shut down media outlets with links to or considered sympathetic to the Qatari government, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • May 29, 2017

    Saudi Arabia has upheld a protest-related death sentence for a protester who was tortured so badly that he was rendered completely deaf in one ear. The judgment marks the first such move for several months, and comes days after President Trump visited the Kingdom.