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Palestine: Journalists covering ‘deal of century’ protests face mounting attacks

This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 12 February 2020. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the many cases of journalists being injured or otherwise prevented from covering protests in the West Bank against US President Trump’s “deal of the century” peace plan, and calls on the authorities to ensure that the media are able

Release of journalists applauded by the Media Foundation for West Africa

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on 5 February 2020. The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) welcomes the release of blogger Mohamed Ali Ould Abdel Aziz and journalists Abdou Ould Tajeddine and Cheikh Ould Mami from detention and calls on the Mauritanian authorities to drop all charges against them. The three were arrested

Balloons, cake and candles but no song!

This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 11 February 2020. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) marked imprisoned Cameroonian journalist Amadou Vamoulké’s 70th birthday yesterday by “partying” outside the Cameroonian embassy in Paris and by appealing again to President Paul Biya to intercede so that he can be released and receive the medical care he badly

Philippines: Solicitor General asks court to cancel franchise of leading TV network

This statement was originally published on cmfr-phil.org on 11 February 2020. THE CENTER for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR) joins the call for clarity on the legal questions arising from the latest effort to undermine media freedom: Does quo warranto apply to invalidating the franchise granted to ABS-CBN? Is it appropriate for the Solicitor General

Myanmar: Government’s approach to ‘hate speech’ fundamentally flawed

This statement was originally published on article19.org on 4 February 2020. The Myanmar government should avoid criminalising expression as a primary means of combatting hate speech, ARTICLE 19 said in a policy briefing published today. Previous drafts of a proposed anti-hate speech law contain vague and overly broad language that would infringe on the right

Coronavirus death of whistleblower Li Wenliang sets Chinese social media on fire

This statement was originally published on globalvoices.org on 7 February 2020. It is republished here under Creative Commons license CC-BY 3.0. Ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was one of the eight Wuhan-based doctors who alerted peers and friends online on December 30, 2019 about the outbreak of a new coronavirus. He disregarded a ban on sharing sensitive

IFEX members call for end to ban on public advertising in two critical Turkish newspapers

This statement was originally published on freeturkeyjournalists.ipi.media on 7 February 2020. Today, the International Press Institute (IPI), Reporters without Borders (RSF), the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), called for an immediate end to the ban on public advertising on the two independent

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