Content tagged: "advocating media rights"
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Blog: Azerbaijan #Laundromat: Time to hold Azerbaijan accountable

07 Sep. 2017 | Story

Azerbaijani authorities have been quick to respond to the #Laundromat investigation - but not by launching an investigation into the money-laundering allegations. Instead authorities have blocked #Laundromat websites.

IMS at The Bornholm People’s Political Festival

09 Jun. 2017 | Story

The People’s Political Festival is a unique meeting of citizens, politicians, private sector and civil society set on the island of Bornholm from 15 – 18 June. IMS will be there leading on a number of explosive debates.

IMS condemns conviction of Mehman Huseynov in Azerbaijan

03 Mar. 2017 | Story

IMS denounces an Azerbaijani court decision to sentence the chairman of the country’s leading freedom of expression group, the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) chairman and popular blogger Mehman Huseynov to two years in prison and calls for the country's appeals court to overturn his conviction and release him immediately.

Joint Press release: No Progress on Key Reforms in Azerbaijan

02 Mar. 2017 | Story

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a prominent international coalition, should suspend Azerbaijan’s membership for failing to carry out key reforms, a coalition of 21 groups including Human Rights Watch, ARTICLE 19, and International Media Support said today. The EITI, during its board meeting in Bogota, Colombia, on March 8 and 9, 2017, will review...

“No to Impunity”

02 Nov. 2016 | Story

International Media Support stand together with Yemeni journalist saying “No to Impunity” - the key message several international press freedom groups and Yemeni journalists share on 2 November, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

Free expression groups alarmed by attacks on independent media in Algeria

06 Jul. 2016 | Story

Attacks on independent journalists and human rights defenders have intensified over the past months in Algeria. This includes the arrest of two senior staff at a privately owned TV channel.

IMS joins #KeepItOn campaign to fight internet shutdowns

09 Jun. 2016 | Story

International Media Support joins nearly 70 organisations from five continents in launching the #KeepitOn campaign to fight internet shutdowns worldwide.

Khadija Ismayilova sentencing condemned by Sport for Rights coalition

01 Sep. 2015 | Story

The Sport for Rights coalition strongly condemns the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Tunisian media: Between a rock and a hard place

13 Aug. 2015 | Story

In the aftermath of Tunisia's terrorist attacks, the government and the media are having a hard time balancing democratic values and the need to address security threats

International press freedom groups call on Burundi to investigate attacks on journalists

05 Aug. 2015 | Story

IMS and over a dozen other international press freedom groups call on Burundi's authorities to investigate recent attacks on journalists and human rights defenders

Freedom of expression alliance recommends amendments to Nepal draft constitution

03 Aug. 2015 | Story

Nepal's draft constitution would allow for 'far greater restrictions' on freedom of expression than is permitted under international law.

Syria’s media devastation in numbers

21 Jul. 2015 | Story

Data suggests the first six months of 2015 were less bloody for Syria's media than those of last year. Even so, the country remains by far the most dangerous in the world for journalists.

Human rights coalition urges rejection of Russia-Azerbaijan loan

20 Jul. 2015 | Story

The human rights coalition Sport for Rights urges the EBRD's bank to reject a USD 500 million loan based on the lack of respect for human rights and democratic institutions in Azerbaijan

IMS concerned by pattern of harassment against Azerbaijan free expression advocate

16 Feb. 2015 | Story

IMS calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to drop charges against Emin Huseynov, Chairperson of the media rights group Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.