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Human rights lawyer freed on completing three-year jail term

Reporters Without Borders notes that leading human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from Urumqi prison on 7 August on completing a (...)

Published on 11 August 2014 Read


Investigative reporter freed on bail after a year in pre-trial detention

Reporters Without Borders welcomes newspaper reporter Liu Hu’s release on bail after a nearly year in detention on trumped-up defamation charges (...)

Published on 6 August 2014 Read


15 journalists get SMS threatening them about covering gangs

Against a backdrop of violence between rival criminal gangs, 15 Maldivian journalists received an anonymous text on 3 August threatening them (...)

Published on 6 August 2014 Read


Five journalists get two years in prison for mistaken report

Two years in prison is the maximum sentence for an erroneous press report under article 505(b) of the criminal code. “This sentence is out of all (...)

Published on 5 August 2014 Read


Uyghur website editor and economist facing possible death penalty

Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uyghur economist at Beijing’s Central University for Nationalities and editor of the information website, was (...)

Published on 1 August 2014 Read

Sri Lanka

Training session for Tamil journalists disrupted

The Sri Lankan authorities are trying to muzzle news organizations by denying them the right to training. The workshop, scheduled for 26 and 27 (...)

Published on 1 August 2014 Read


Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case

WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia. Issued on 19 June (...)

Published on 30 July 2014 Read


“White Terror” forces pro-democracy website House News to shut down

Tsoi compared the atmosphere to the “white terror” in Taiwan between 1949 and 1987, during which political dissidents were rounded up. The Chinese (...)

Published on 30 July 2014 Read

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