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Azerbaijan at the UPR: UN Member States must hold Azerbaijan to account

29 Apr. 2013 | Story

The member states of the United Nations should hold Azerbaijan to account during its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 30 April 2013 for its failure to protect basic human rights.

Iraq unrest prompts TV channel suspension

29 Apr. 2013 | Story

Iraq has suspended the licenses of 10 satellite television channels, claiming that they promote violence and sectarianism

Maldives satellite dish. Photo: Jane Møller Larsen/IMS

Difficult times for press freedom in the Maldives

15 Apr. 2013 | Story

The Maldives remains a country that could slip back into a regime of strict control of free expression and media freedoms, according to a number of reports released recently by human rights and freedom of expression organisations

Unfair contracts mean little job security for Afghan journalists

11 Apr. 2013 | Story

Unreasonable contractual conditions in Afghanistan’s private media means journalists can be fired without prior notice. Others are able to resign only with their employer’s consent

Photo: IRFS

The individual cost of freedom of expression in Azerbaijan

21 Mar. 2013 | Story

The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA), along with local NGOs Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety, Human Rights Club and Media Rights Institute condemn the persecution of nine journalists, protesters and human rights defenders for exercising their right to freedom of expression and information in Azerbaijan in recent weeks

Radio network rejects Puntland radio ban

18 Mar. 2013 | Story

A ban prohibiting radios based in Somalia’s Puntland region from rebroadcasting content from three radios is met with opposition from the IMS-supported radio network “Network 2013”.

Somali ‘rape case’ journalist freed

18 Mar. 2013 | Story

A Somali reporter and stringer for the IMS-supported humanitarian Radio Ergo, has been freed from prison by Somalia’s Supreme Court

Somali journalist remains in prison over reporting on rape

10 Mar. 2013 | Story

The Somali reporter and stringer for the IMS-supported humanitarian Radio Ergo, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, will remain in prison said a Somali appeals court last week

Pakistan conference to promote safety of journalists

05 Mar. 2013 | Story

In the last 10 years, between 500 and 1000 media workers have been killed worldwide. As one of the most hazardous places in the world for journalists, Pakistan accounts for 90 of these cases. An international conference this week in Islamabad sets out to address the problem in a concerted manner

Appeal court date set for Somali journalist

19 Feb. 2013 | Story

The Somali reporter and stringer for the IMS-supported humanitarian Radio Ergo, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, is set to have his one-year conviction go to an appeals court on February 20

Photo: IRFS

Azerbaijan: Adoption of resolutions essential for rights and democracy

22 Jan. 2013 | Story

A group of human rights, media and freedom of expression organisations behind the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA), are deeply concerned by the Azerbaijani government’s failure to comply with its international obligations. Now more than ever, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) should make a strong call for Azerbaijan to improve its deteriorating human rights record.

Media freedoms in Tunisia: Fears of a turning tide

25 Dec. 2012 | Story

As Tunisia nears its two-year anniversary of the ousting of President Ben Ali, worries of receding media freedoms grow

Proposed Egyptian constitution to ‘limit’ media freedom

14 Dec. 2012 | Story

Promises of increased media freedoms following President Mubarak’s fall are at risk with Egypt’s proposed constitution up for vote on 15 December, says IMS’ Michael Irving Jensen. This week a young Egyptian photo journalist from the newspaper Al-Fagr died after having been shot while photographing a demonstration in Cairo. Despite such reprisals, the Egyptian opposition...

UN Inter-Agency meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the issue of Impunity

Statement: UN Inter-Agency meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the issue of Impunity

22 Nov. 2012 | Story

Statement of the meeting of the civil society delegates of the 2nd UN Inter-Agency meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the issue of Impunity We, the undersigned participants of the meeting of the civil society delegates of the 2nd UN Inter-Agency meeting on the safety of journalists and the issues of impunity, that took...

Azerbaijani reporters wearing safety wests

Fundamental freedoms under threat in Azerbaijan

05 Nov. 2012 | Story

Both online and offline freedoms are being curtailed by the authorities, say new reports in run-up to internet conference