Judicial authorities in Rwanda are prosecuting opposition members, journalists, and commentators on the basis of their speech.
Journalism and Free Speech articles on Democracy Chronicles
A basic necessity in a democratic society, is journalism and free speech play a central role in creating a system of checks and balance, and in distributing power equally between governments, businesses, individuals, and other social entities. Access to verifiable information gathered by independent media sources, which adhere to journalistic standards, can also be of service to ordinary citizens, by empowering them with the tools they need in order to participate in the political process. Also see our articles on Civil Rights.
Whistleblowers in Africa countries face dismissal, violence and murder. Extensive legislation seldom offers real protection for them.
RCFP attorneys are representing five news organizations in their federal civil rights lawsuit against the York County Clerk of Courts.
On Thursday, March 10, the Southern District Military Court in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don unjustly sentenced Bekirov.
Belarus recently designated some journalists extremists and arrested journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich, ex-reporter for Radio Svaboda.
The family of Raif Badawi, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent political prisoners, has said the blogger is free after a decade in prison.
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan detained a TV station director for making anti-Ukraine remarks. Kyrgyzstan is well-known for its Russian ties.
Russia poses a threat to Ukraine, when I was practicing law, I was challenged for filing asylum claims for Ukrainians in the Chicago area.
Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth’s new book considers the ideal of academic freedom in the wake of the activism inspired by outrageous police brutality, white supremacy, and the #MeToo movement.
Authorities in Uttarakhand and Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir detained two journalists, Kishor Ram and Fahad Shah.