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Judicial authorities urged to press ahead with Hrant Dink murder case

Türkçe / Read in Turkish The founder and editor of the weekly Agos and a leading civil society figure, Hrant Dink was gunned down in broad (...)

Published on 23 January 2015 Read

Russia

Jailed journalist to spend total of three years in prison camp

Sergei Reznik, a journalist and blogger based in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don who has been held since November 2013, was due to have been (...)

Published on 23 January 2015 Read

Azerbaijan

Imprisoned journalist pays tribute to colleague held in same jail

At a hearing today, a prosecutor requested a six-year jail term for Seymour Khazi, one of the opposition newspaper Azadlig’s most famous (...)

Published on 22 January 2015 Read

Turkey

Government defies constitutional court on website blocking

Türkçe / Read in Turkish Ruling party representatives submitted a bill to parliament on 20 January that is almost identical to one adopted in (...)

Published on 22 January 2015 Read

United Kingdom

Prime Minister - journalism is not a threat to national security

Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) clearly has a strange view of journalism. “Journalists and reporters representing all types of news (...)

Published on 21 January 2015 Read

Bulgaria

Authorities ramp up pressure on media over banking disclosures

Earlier this month the Commission ordered the Economedia publishing group to pay a record fine of 150,000 leva (approx. 80,000 euros). The group, (...)

Published on 21 January 2015 Read

France

Dangerous comments by pope on freedom of expression

During an inflight news conference while on his way to the Philippines, the pope said: “One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s (...)

Published on 19 January 2015 Read

Macedonia

RSF condemns sentence for Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski

The Skopje Court of Appeal confirmed the sentence for Kezarovski on Thursday while reducing it to two years from the four and a half years issued (...)

Published on 16 January 2015 Read

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