The Iranian judiciary should release three women labor activists and a journalist who are still in jail two months after they were detained.
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Research suggests summary executions, enforced disappearances, unlawful arrest and detention, and torture remain all too common in Rwanda.
The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a U.S. Supreme Court decision that restricts journalists’ access to government records.
Police arrested the publisher of one of the most widely read newspapers in Indian-controlled Kashmir in a midnight raid over a decades-old case.
Some media organs are supporting arguments that a Maryland law regulating online political advertising violates the First Amendment.
An unprecedented shutdown of mobile data across swathes of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine blocking villagers from internet where the army is accused of abuses.
More than 70 percent of the country remains in the control of armed groups and a fragile peace accord is being tested by recent killings in the northwest.
CPJ urges Tanzanian lawmakers to revise a set of proposed legislative amendments, some of which would pose undue restrictions on freedom of expression.
Vadym Komarov, a journalist, was attacked with a hammer in broad daylight in the center of the city. Komarov fell into a coma, dying 40 days later.
Since last week’s stunning reversal, when Russian officials abruptly scrapped drug charges against a prominent investigative reporter.