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Investigative journalists suspicious of official version of Viktoria Marinova's killing

On 6th October 2018, Viktoria Marinova, a Bulgarian journalist, presenter and administrative director of the local TV channel TVN was found dead in the town of Ruse. Read more

 Investigative journalists suspicious of official version of Viktoria Marinova's killing

Press freedom at risk with new Criminal Code restrictions

In August 2018, Nepal’s new Criminal Codes Act came into effect. Human rights and media organization have raised serious about the new law and its impact on press freedom in Nepal. Read more

Press freedom at risk with new Criminal Code restrictions

Tens of thousands of South Korean women protest against ‘spycam porn’

Thousand of women have protesting since May against biased police investigations into the widespread use of spycam pornography in South Korea.
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Tens of thousands of South Korean women protest against ‘spycam porn’

PNG journalist: "We no longer enjoy media freedom".

Journalist say there are living in fear in PNG and are also subjected to violence. Refugees are using social media to report on abuses in the camps on Manus Read more

PNG journalist: "We no longer enjoy media freedom".

Deadly anti-Kabila protests followed by wave of arrests of social movement activists

After the deadly crackdown on protests on 31st December 2017, Comité laïc de coordination (CLC) close to the Catholic Church organised other protests after mass on 21st January and 25th February, both of which were brutally repressed by security forces. Read more

Deadly anti-Kabila protests followed by wave of arrests of social movement activists

Tibetan refugees face increasing restrictions on their activism

A Tibetan refugee was arrested for a photo he posted on Facebook in which he posed with Tibetan national flag while Nepali officials turned down permission for Tibetan refugees to hold a rally. Nepal’s largest newspaper was summoned by the country’s chief justice for articles critical of him. Concerns have been raised on a proposed policy which would control both national and international NGOs. Read more

Tibetan refugees face increasing restrictions on their activism


Protesters and journalists arrested and ill-treated under state of emergency

Police arrested protesters and journalists and used excessive force against them at demonstrations on 16th February to demand the arrest of President Yameen and for the release of the opposition leaders Read more

Protesters and journalists arrested and ill-treated under state of emergency

Concerns over the state's "aggressive and intolerant" attitude towards media

In October 2017, the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) expressed serious concerns over the situation for media in Botswana, claiming that the government has been "aggressive and intolerant" towards the sector. Read more

Concerns over the state's "aggressive and intolerant" attitude towards media