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Security Council asked to refer crimes against journalists in Syria and Iraq to ICC

RSF made this request in a letter on 16 April to the office of Lithuania’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, who will (...)

Published on 27 April 2015 Read

Iran

Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2015

27.04.2015 – Prestigious women’s monthly suspended Reporters Without Borders condemns today’s decision by the Press Authorization and Surveillance (...)

Published on 27 April 2015 Read

Iran

Detained US journalist used in Iranian power struggle

Rezaian, who completes his ninth month in detention today, is to face trial on several charges including spying, his lawyer reported two days (...)

Published on 22 April 2015 Read

Iraq

Journalists and media threatened on all sides

Parker was threatened on Facebook and on Al-Ahd TV ¬– a TV station owned by Asaib Ahl al-Haq, an armed group backed by Iran – in connection with a 3 (...)

Published on 18 April 2015 Read

Egypt

Three journalists sentenced to life imprisonment

The journalists who received life sentences are Abdullah Alfakharany, a reporter and co-founder of the Rassd news website, Samhi Mostafa, the (...)

Published on 16 April 2015 Read

Iran

Islamic Republic urged to free all detained journalists and online activists

After the international community hailed the 2 April accord, President Rouhani said on 3 April: “We have had tension and even hostility towards (...)

Published on 10 April 2015 Read

Oman

Omani authorities persecute online activists

Cyber-activists who provide the Internet public with information are liable to be arrested, held incommunicado and given long jail terms on (...)

Published on 8 April 2015 Read

Bahrain

Rights activist arrested over tweet about prison torture

The head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab was arrested for a tweet about torture in Jaw prison that he posted a week (...)

Published on 7 April 2015 Read

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