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Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2015

01.07.2015 - Newspaper editor freed after serving five years of jail term Reporters Without Borders has learned that Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, the (...)

Published on 1 July 2015 Read


Revolutionary Guards target Internet activists

On 8 June, judicial system spokesman Golamhossien Mohsseni Ejehi announced the arrests of “several individuals” for social network activity (...)

Published on 22 June 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

Saudi king urged to pardon blogger on third anniversary of arrest

Badawi has been detained since 17 June 2012 for creating an online discussion forum. The sentence passed on him after a series of unfair trials – (...)

Published on 17 June 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

Saudi court shows contempt for human dignity in Badawi case

The decision testifies to the Saudi regime’s contempt for human dignity and indifference to international outrage. The court also confirmed Raif (...)

Published on 7 June 2015 Read


RSF backs Moroccan NGO targeted by interior ministry

Nonetheless, it was the Moroccan interior ministry that announced on 8 May that it has filed a complaint with the public prosecutor against (...)

Published on 4 June 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

“Raif Badawi’s detention is an insult to intelligence and freedom”

Now residing in Canada with her three children, Ensaf Haidar is currently on a European tour to draw public attention to her husband’s plight and (...)

Published on 29 May 2015 Read


Two journalists killed in air strike while held hostage

The bodies of the two journalists – Abdallah Qabel, a reporter for Yemen Youth TV and Belqees TV, and Suhail TV reporter Youssef Al-Aizari – were (...)

Published on 28 May 2015 Read


RSF urges UN to press for Syrian journalist’s release

The founder of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), Mazen Darwish has been held by the Syrian government, along with two (...)

Published on 28 May 2015 Read

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