Archive for the ‘Free speech’ Category

Pakistan – Gunmen torch cable TV operator that carried Geo News

Intimidation is being used to deter operators from resuming transmission of embattled TV news channel Reporters Without Borders condemns the use of intimidation and violence as a new way to silence the embattled TV news station Geo News after unidentified gunmen torched cable TV operator WorldCall's premises in the southern city of Karachi on 19 July. WorldCall had only recently resumed transmission of Geo News, ... Full story

Israel – Journalists’ lives on the line in Gaza conflict

Reporters Without Borders is shocked and saddened by the death of the 26-year-old Palestinian news cameraman Khaled Hamad, fatally wounded two days ago as he was preparing a report on attacks by Israeli troops on Palestinian paramedics. Other media workers were wounded in earlier Israeli raids on the offices of news organizations. “Reporters Without Borders deplores the Israeli army's bombardment of Palestinian civilians, including journalists,” ... Full story

Bahrain – Open letter to Philip Hammond

29 NGOs submit letter to newly appointed Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, urging a change of policy on Bahrain The Rt Honourable Philip Hammond MP Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Foreign and Commonwealth Office King Charles Street London SW1A 2AH Dear Mr Hammond, In your new capacity as Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we hope to highlight our grave ... Full story

Nicaragua – Journalists want protection against attacks by government supporters

Around 60 Nicaraguan journalists demonstrated outside national police headquarters on 17 July to demand effective police protection against violence by government supporters, who often use force to break up opposition protests. Journalists accuse the police of being too passive when supporters of the Sandinista Front government resort to indiscriminate violence against anti-government protesters, resulting in attacks on reporters who are there to cover the protests. ... Full story

Bolivia – Bolivian editor’s 30-month jail term quashed but other journalists are being prosecuted

Reporters Without Borders welcomes the Bolivian supreme court's decision to overturn the 30-month jail sentence that Rogelio Peláez, the editor of the monthly Larga Vista, received two years ago for allegedly defaming a lawyer, Waldo Molina, by accusing him in the magazine's April 2010 issue of illicit enrichment. The ruling, handed down on 28 April, ends years of legal wrangling and judicial harassment for Peláez, ... Full story

Bolivia – Bolivian editor’s 30-month jail term quashed but other journalists are being prosecuted

Reporters Without Borders welcomes the Bolivian supreme court's decision to overturn the 30-month jail sentence that Rogelio Peláez, the editor of the monthly Larga Vista, received two years ago for allegedly defaming a lawyer, Waldo Molina, by accusing him in the magazine's April 2010 issue of illicit enrichment. The ruling, handed down earlier this month, ends years of legal wrangling and judicial harassment for Peláez, ... Full story

Ukraine – Summary of attacks on media

Besides its regular press releases, Reporters Without Borders is maintaining a Ukraine news feed in order to summarize the violations of freedom of information constantly taking place in Ukraine. 21.07.2014 - Ukrainian journalist to spend 10 days in solitary in Russia Yevgeny Agarkov, a Ukrainian reporter for “Spetskor,” a programme broadcast by Ukrainian channel 2+2, was arrested by Russian immigration officials near Voronezh, in southwestern ... Full story

Mergulhando Fundo: Atualizações para os Princípios Necessários e Proporcionais

O dia 10 de julho marca um ano desde que a EFF e uma coalizão de centenas de especialistas e ativistas de direitos humanos deram os últimos retoques nos Princípios Necessários e Proporcionais. Esses 13 Princípios explicam como a legislação internacional de direitos humanos deve ser aplicada à ... Full story

The EFF Guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2014

More than 100,000 people will descend on San Diego Comic-Con this week, including yours truly representing the Electronic Frontier Foundation. If you’re one of the the lucky badge-holders with an interest in protecting Internet freedom, I’d love to chat with you and give you a sticker (while supplies last, obviously). Our friends at Alaska Robotics and musician Marian Call ... Full story

Buceo Profundo: Actualizaciones de los Principios Necesario y Proporcional

El 10 de Julio marca un año desde que EFF y una coalición de cientos de expertos y activistas de DDHH pusieron los toques finales a los Principios Necesario y Proporcional. Estos 13 Principios articulan cómo la ley internacional de los derechos humanos se debe aplicar a la vigilancia gubernamental. Los Principios han recibido desde entonces firme apoyo en ... Full story