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Media and human rights groups call for key Syrian rights defenders to be freed

18 Mar. 2014 | Story

Syria should release human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, says International Media Support and 60 other media and human rights organizations

Violence against journalists in Ukraine demands international engagement

20 Feb. 2014 | Story

The International Partnership Mission to Ukraine respectfully reminds the Ukraine government that it is the duty of the state to protect all citizens, including journalists, and to ensure that journalists and media organizations can carry out their duties without fear of violence or harassment

International partnership mission to Ukraine condemns violence against journalists and calls for thorough investigations

19 Feb. 2014 | Story

The International Partnership Mission on safety and protection of journalists and press freedom in Ukraine, currently in Kyiv, strongly condemns the violence that today claimed the life of Vesti correspondent Vyacheslav Veremyi and left at least 27 journalists injured

As tensions rise in Libya, so does pressure on the media

17 Feb. 2014 | Story

When Libya won this year’s African Nations Championship on 1 February it had a rare uniting effect on the troubled country. But only for that one evening. Three years on from the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi, divisions in Libya are deepening and putting the nascent media sector under severe pressure

Violence against Ukraine journalists spreads

29 Jan. 2014 | Story

With dozens of journalists assaulted in Kyiv, violence spreads to Ukraine’s regions, says IMS’ partner Media Law Institute

Safeguarding press freedom in Syria a must

22 Jan. 2014 | Story

Safeguarding freedom of expression in Syria, protection of journalists and a free and independent media sector must be fundamental elements in any political process and settlement, says coalition of international media development organisations

Ukraine: Independent journalists and activists pay high price for their participation in EuroMaidan protests

16 Jan. 2014 | Story

As the EuroMaidan protests in Ukraine continue, approaching almost two months, media workers and civil society activists endure physical attacks, police persecution and psychological pressure as a result of their political and social activities marking their dissatisfaction with the government’s turn away from the EU and brutal dispersal of peaceful protesters

Abducted human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh and her three colleagues must be released unharmed

11 Dec. 2013 | Story

Four Syrian activists abducted in the Damascus suburbs, apparently in relation to their human rights and humanitarian work, must be released immediately and unconditionally, 16 human rights organisations said today

Human rights organisations call on Syrian government to implement UN Resolution

20 Nov. 2013 | Story

The Syrian government should immediately release human rights defenders, Mazen Darwish, Hussein Ghareer and Hani Al-Zitani, members of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), and drop all the charges against them. Another hearing of their trial held on 18 November 2013 at the Anti-Terrorism Court in Damascus on alleged terrorism charges brought against them by the Syrian Government’s Air Force Intelligence. Reports confirmed that once again the trial was postponed to 27 January 2014, at the request of the prosecution which has failed to prove the charges against them.

Moroccan website editor Ali Anouzla released provisionally

27 Oct. 2013 | Story

The editor of the Moroccan news and information website Lakome, Ali Anouzla, was released provisionally on Friday 25 October after more than five weeks in detention

New report: Internet freedom increasingly under attack in Azerbaijan

24 Oct. 2013 | Story

As policy makers and other stakeholders discuss human rights, internet governance principles, and principles for multi-stakeholder cooperation at the eighth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Bali, a new report on the state of ICT and Internet freedom in Azerbaijan is launched by the Expression Online Initiative

Over 60 human rights organisations call for the immediate release of Moroccan journalist

15 Oct. 2013 | Story

Freedom of expression and human rights organisations call for the immediate release of Moroccan journalist Ali Anouzla, and for charges to be dropped against him.

Council of Europe MPs call for attention to human rights in Azerbaijan

02 Oct. 2013 | Story

In the first substantive discussion on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan at the Council of Europe since the defeat in January of a key resolution at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), a group of Azerbaijani and international human rights groups hosted a side event titled “Pre-election crackdown: human rights in Azerbaijan”.

Moroccan journalist faces ‘terrorism’ charges

25 Sep. 2013 | Story

The director of the Moroccan news and information website Lakome, Ali Anouzla who was arrested last week, has been charged with “defending and inciting terrorism", his lawyers said on 25 September