Free speech advocates say Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act is ‘ripe for abuse’

Free speech advocates say Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act is ‘ripe for abuse’

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Free speech advocates say Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act is ‘ripe for abuse’ Posted 28 September 2018 13:25 GMT In February 2018, journalists demonstrated their opposition to the new law using the hashtag #IamASpy, referring to  the law’s provision of espionage charges against those who…

Three days behind bars for the ‘crime’ of journalism: Diary of a Nigerian journalist

Three days behind bars for the ‘crime’ of journalism: Diary of a Nigerian journalist

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Three days behind bars for the ‘crime’ of journalism: Diary of a Nigerian journalist Posted 18 September 2018 19:23 GMT Samuel Ogundipe. Photo by PREMIUM TIMES, used with permission. On August 14, 2018, Nigerian investigative journalist Samuel Ogundipe was detained by Nigeria’s Special Tactical Squad after refusing…

Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N.

Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N.

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 / 2:34 PM / UPDATED 13 HOURS AGO Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N. 3 MIN READ GENEVA (Reuters) – Military and government officials in Myanmar have waged a “political campaign” to quash independent journalism, arresting…

Kashmiri journalist arrested after reporting on slain rebel, Burhan Wani

Kashmiri journalist arrested after reporting on slain rebel, Burhan Wani

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Kashmiri journalist arrested after reporting on slain rebel, Burhan Wani Posted 3 September 2018 18:11 GMT Indian forces make a formation to stop the stones after protests erupted in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Image from Instagram by Ieshan Wani. Used with…

Henningsen: ‘If Wikileaks is not classified as publisher, there’s no protection for any press’

Henningsen: ‘If Wikileaks is not classified as publisher, there’s no protection for any press’

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Henningsen: ‘If Wikileaks is not classified as publisher, there’s no protection for any press’ July 30, 2018 First Posted on JULY 27, 2018 Courtesy: 21WIRE  Today, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno stated that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will ultimately have to leave the embassy in…