freedom of expression

  • October 25, 2016

    Amnesty International has called on the  Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release writer and human rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee following her jailing yesterday

  • September 7, 2016

    The detention of a Russian blogger from Yekaterinburg who has been sentenced to administrative arrest for two months after posting a video of himself playing Pokémon Go in a church is a farcical attack on freedom of expression, says Amnesty International.

  • September 1, 2016

    The release of four Congolese pro-democracy activists, including Amnesty International Prisoners of Conscience Fred Bauma and Yves Makwambala, is cause for celebration but they remain at risk of re-arrest unless the charges are dropped, Amnesty International has warned.

  • August 24, 2016

    The legacy of the Rio 2016 Olympics has been one of police killings and the suppression of peaceful protest, said Amnesty International as the Games concluded over the weekend.

  • August 11, 2016

    The Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women's rights activists in the country in the past six months, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations accusing activists of being "spies" who seek the "overthrow" of the government, says Amnesty International.

  • August 10, 2016

    Dozens of press freedom groups around the world are calling on Bangladesh to free an elderly British journalist held without charge for over three months.

  • July 26, 2016

    Amnesty International has expressed concern at reports that the Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists.

  • July 21, 2016

    As the sweeping crackdown in Turkey following a failed coup continues, Amnesty International has warned that purges are being extended to censor media houses and journalists, including those critical of government policy.

  • March 8, 2016

    The tensions between freedom of expression and the occasions of its restriction have filled thousands of column inches and hundreds of hours of airtime.

  • March 7, 2016

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has written to Salford City Council advising that its Order criminalising the use of all “foul and abusive language” could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.