On 4 May, a group of armed men attacked Mabruka Almesmari, a female freelance photojournalist, during a peaceful protest in Benghazi against the sieges of government ministries in Tripoli and the pressure by certain groups to pass a Political Isolation Law that would purge former officials of Muammar Gaddafi’s ousted regime.
Internet traffic between Syria and Western online services had plummeted drastically, indicated that the country's connection to the wider Internet had been shut down.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers describes why it rejects statutory underpinning for press regulation in the United Kingdom, noting that it has persistently warned of the implications of such proposals for press freedom globally.
In a joint letter, the Government of Indonesia is urged to reopen investigations into the 1996 murder of investigative journalist Udin and to identify and prosecute his killers before the statute of limitations on his murder runs out in August 2014.
South Sudan has yet to enact media laws. Editors and journalists say they are especially vulnerable to harassment, arbitrary arrest, and censorship in the absence of laws establishing a legal mechanism to protect media freedom.
Charges against Boukary Daou – who published an army officer's open letter in a privately-owned newspaper – were dropped on 30 April.
Ousmane Sy Savané was released provisionally on World Press Freedom Day, after being held for just over 13 months on a charge of endangering state security.
A Thai Justice Ministry official recently announced that military personnel would not be held responsible for casualties during the government's crackdown on street protests in 2010, despite overwhelming evidence that soldiers shot civilians.
Twenty-seven years after the worst nuclear power accident in history, Aliaksandr Zianchuk argues that propaganda dissuades Belarusians from thinking critically about Chernobyl's lasting impacts on health and the environment.
The International Press Institute and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers welcome the passage of seminal legislation in Mexico designed to combat the almost complete impunity in cases of crimes committed against the country's journalists.
Jean Laokolé was charged with defamation after being arrested by men in civilian clothes and detained incommunicado for three days. The charges are thought to relate to a series of articles he wrote denouncing corruption, poor governance and nepotism in Chad.
A recent crackdown on a demonstration organised by the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan appears aimed at quashing public criticism of the government.
On 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, Tunisia announced the composition of a nine-member Independent Broadcasting Authority (HAICA).
David and Alejandro Páramo González, the sons of two journalists in Chihuahua, were killed on the morning of 4 May 2013. ARTICLE 19 calls on authorities to carry out an impartial investigation, incorporating a line of enquiry connected to the journalistic work of the brothers' parents.
Human rights defender, Naji Fateel, board member of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR), has been arrested without warrant by security men in civilian clothes at his home in the village of Bani-Jamra at dawn on 2 May 2013.
Four Saudi activists are under investigation after forming a human rights group on April 3, 2013, and could face prosecution for “establishing an illegal organization".
On World Press Freedom Day, ARTICLE 19 unveiled a new policy paper that calls for lawmakers to better promote and protect the rights of bloggers domestically and internationally.
At least six journalists have been killed in the line of duty in Pakistan during the first four months of 2013, according to a report by the Pakistan Press Foundation.
Lilia Giménez, a journalist at El Anaquense, a privately-owned newspaper, was the victim of an attack at her house, which she says is linked to the publication of reports on the management by government officials within the ruling party.
Othello Warrick, director of the Executive Protection Services (EPS) called journalists "terrorists" while serving as a panelist for a World Press Freedom Day event in Buchanan. He stated that journalists have their pens and the EPS has its guns.