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Editor arrested and detained after responding to summons from South Sudanese authorities

This statement was originally published on on 28 November 2019. South Sudanese authorities should immediately release a journalist who has been arbitrarily detained, Human Rights Watch said today. The National Security Service (NSS) arrested and detained Emmanuel Monychol Akop, the managing editor of The Dawn newspaper, after he answered a summons on October 21,

Protecting your mental health online

This statement was originally published on on 4 September 2019. Journalists are frequently at risk of being harassed online in an attempt by hostile actors to intimidate or force them into silence. The harassment, most commonly directed at female journalists, often includes threats of violence against the journalist and their family and friends. Such

How security forces raided independent news outlet, Mada Masr

This statement was originally published on on 25 November 2019. Egyptian security forces raided the headquarters of the Cairo-based independent news website Mada Masr on November 24, 2019, as part of the government’s suppression of media freedom in Egypt, Human Rights Watch said today. Plainclothes security forces held journalists and media workers in Mada

Rights organisations concerned by appearance of political interference in Caruana Galizia investigation

This statement was originally published on on 26 November 2019. Ten international organisations have signed a statement about political interference into the investigation of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galicia. Sarah Clarke, Head of Europe and Central Asia, at ARTICLE 19 commented: “Malta has clear legal obligations to ensure an independent, impartial investigation into

Malta: Businessman with links to politicians arrested in Caruana Galizia murder investigation

This statement was originally published on on 22 November 2019. Prominent businessman Yorgen Fenech was arrested on 20 November in connection with investigations into the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Fenech was aboard a yacht, apparently trying to leave the country. Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat, described Fenech as a “person of