Four journalists of student-run internet platform DOXA were recently condemned to prison by Russian authorities. CPJ released a statement.
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IFES’s Mourasiloun aims to promote democracy in Tunisia. It identified 24 Mourasiloun from citizen and professional media outlets.
Vietnamese authorities have increased their attacks on civil freedoms, focusing on journalists and media outlets in particular.
Sunday, Sri Lanka enforced a temporary social media ban nationwide to quell public unrest sparked by unprecedented economic hardship.
Journalists in Kyrgyzstan are experiencing attacks on their freedoms, with dozens facing criminal accusations in the Central Asian country.
The Taliban have intensified their assault against free media, detaining journalists, torturing others, shutting down news organizations.
Le Van Dung is just one of several journalists who have been detained in recent months as Vietnamese authorities step up censorship.
Young Libyans are being persecuted and denied the freedom of expression under the guise of protecting “Libyan and Islamic values”.
After attending a pro-Tibet benefit event, Keanu Reeves, the “Matrix” star’s filmography was removed from Chinese streaming services.
It is dangerous to criticize the President in Uganda. “Cyberstalking the president” has lately been charged against some journalists.