Freedom of press
Moroccan law suit - France Journalists condemn Morocco’s bid to persecute French media houses

The Kingdom of Morocco has filed a lawsuit at the Paris Criminal Court against seven French media houses alleging defamation for accusing it of using the Pegasus software, to spy on journalists, activists and politicians 

Climate crisis and vaccine inequity on the agenda for UNGA meeting and other stories

Today we look at the start of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, assassinations of social leaders and Indigenous people in Colombia, and more

Algerian journalist Mohamed Moulouj placed in pre-trial detention on terrorism charges

Mohamed Mouloudj faces charges such as spreading false news, harming national unity, and belonging to a terrorist group. The authorities also arrested several prominent civil society figures, including academics, journalists and a Hirak activist  

Kashmir journalists Journalists and media organizations condemn crackdown on press in Kashmir

Local and international bodies have condemned the September 8 police raids in Srinagar targeting senior journalists Hilal Mir (44), Shah Abbas (50), Showkat Motta (52) and Azhar Qadri (34)

Algeria journalist jailed Journalist sentenced for covering protests by marginalized Berber community in Algeria

Rabah Kareche of the Liberte daily was arrested on April 19 and kept in pre-trial detention following his articles on the Berber Tuareg tribe community’s demonstrations against land grab

Murder of Journalist - Malta Inquiry commission in Malta says state should shoulder responsibility for journalist’s murder 

Prominent Maltese investigative journalist and anti-corruption crusader Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb explosion on October 16, 2017, in Bidnija, Malta

Freedom of press, information at risk in eSwatini following internet shutdown and detention and torture of ‘New Frame’ journalists

Joint declaration from international progressive media projects condemning the detention and torture of two ‘New Frame’ journalists in eSwatini while they were covering the protests there

Lawyers Protest-Serbia Protests surge in Serbia over amendments to law on civil procedure

Provisions in the Draft on Amendments to the Law on Civil Procedure in Serbia are likely to affect ordinary citizens’ right to access courts as well as hamper activists’ and independent media’s right to respond to lawsuits

Anti-PA protests Protests take place for fifth straight day against Palestinian Authority after activist dies in custody

Palestinian journalists also staged a vigil outside the UN office to protest against the PA security forces for attacking and intimidating them while they were covering the protests, and demanded protection

Journalists bodies demand release of investigative reporter in Bangladesh

Known for unearthing graft of the Bangladeshi government, investigative journalist Rozina Islam was arrested for violating the colonial-era official secrecy law, Official Secrets Act

TAP CEO resigns Tunisia Tunisian state news agency’s new CEO resigns after journalists protest

Journalists of the state-owned Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) had protested the appointment of Kamel Ben Younes due to its political nature and his record as a propagandist of the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime

Tunisia journalists attacked Protesting journalists at Tunisian state news agency face police violence

The journalists’ union, in coordination with labor unions, has called for a general strike on April 22 to protest what they claim is a politically motivated appointment to the post of the Chief Executive Officer of the state news agency, TAP

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