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Cameroon’s attorney-general asks court not to release journalist

This statement was originally published on on 21 November 2019. By asking Cameroon’s Special Criminal Court to reject a request for Amadou Vamoulké’s release at today’s hearing in Yaoundé, the attorney-general could be endangering this eminent journalist’s health, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is calling for him to be granted access to the tests and

5 key facts about Ghana’s RTI law

This statement was originally published on on 25 November 2019. The Right to Information (RTI) Bill, first drafted in 1999, was proposed to promote transparency and fight corruption. Five administrations and 20 years later, Parliament finally passed the law – a step in the right direction – but according to Samson Lardy Anyenini, the

China’s internet freedom hit a new low in 2019, and the world could follow

This statement was originally published on on No user or platform is safe from the leadership’s insatiable appetite for ideological conformity. By Sarah Cook and Mai Truong Late last month, public security agencies and a school in Hebei Province “seriously criticized” a 15-year-old student for accessing blocked websites and browsing information that was deemed “antagonistic toward China.”

United Arab Emirates: Human rights lawyer Mohammed Al-Roken must be released

This statement was originally published on on 13 November 2019. Excellencies, We, the undersigned, call on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to immediately and unconditionally release prominent human rights defender Dr Mohammed Al-Roken, arbitrarily detained since 2012 solely for peacefully exercising his rights to freedom of expression and association, including through his work as