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News weekly in Congo-Brazzaville repeatedly threatened with closure

This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 14 August 2019. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Congo-Brazzaville’s media regulator, the Superior Council for Freedom of Communication (CSLC), to stop harassing a newspaper about its coverage of alleged mismanagement at a state agency and instead to fulfil its role as a guarantor of press freedom.After

AFEX supports JED in urging government to prioritise safety of journalists in DRC

This statement was originally published on africafex.org on 15 August 2019. The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has joined Journaliste en Danger (JED), its member organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to call on President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi to prioritise the safety of journalists and adopt concrete steps to put an end to

UK journalist Owen Jones brutally attacked

This statement was originally published on europeanjournalists.org on 19 August 2019. Guardian journalist Owen Jones has been physically assaulted in London while celebrating his 35th birthday with friends in the early hours of Saturday morning. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) condemned the outrageous attack on Owen Jones and called on the British authorities to

Japan: Aichi Prefecture cancels art exhibition focused on censorship

This statement was originally published on pen-international.org on 7 August 2019. On 3 August 2019, the Governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture announced the closure of an exhibition entitled ‘After “Freedom of Expression?”’ just three days after it had opened. The exhibition, which opened on 1 August as part of the Aichi Triennale 2019, showcased a

Iranian authorities arrest four women alleged to have dressed as men to attend a football match

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 16 August 2019. The Iranian government should release women detained because they are alleged to have dressed as men to circumvent a ban on women attending football matches, Human Rights Watch said today. Among the women reportedly detained on August 13, 2019 are Zahra Khoshnavaz, a prominent

Azerbaijan: Khadija Ismayilova’s request for early end to her probation rejected

This statement was originally published on europeanjournalists.org on 14 August 2019. On August 7, the Azerbaijani Supreme Court decided to uphold the charges against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who is accused of tax evasion. As she has been living under probation for three and a half years, the former correspondent of RadioFreeEurope / Radio Liberty

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