Content tagged: "advocating media rights"
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Demonstrations in Suleimaniya

Journalists under continued threat in Iraqi Kurdistan

27 Jan. 2012 | Story

Adding to Iraq's already dire record of press freedom, the country's Kurdistan region saw over 350 violations of journalists in 2011. A new report by Kurdistan's Metro Center for the Defense of Journalists details the attacks

Protests at Bahrain's pearl roundabout

Promises for reform in Bahrain unfulfilled, while situation deteriorates

24 Jan. 2012 | Story

A report from a six-member mission of international organisations to Bahrain last November called out Bahraini authorities for failing to deliver on promises of reform, despite a highly-touted commission of inquiry which made numerous recommendations

Syrian blogger released

20 Dec. 2011 | Story

Razan Ghazzawi, a Syrian blogger who was arrested on 4 December on her way to a conference in Jordan, has been freed on bail

IMS condemns arrest of Syrian activist and blogger Razan Ghazzawi

08 Dec. 2011 | Story

On 4 December, the Syrian blogger and activist Razan Ghazzawi was arrested by the Syrian immigration police on the Syrian-Jordanian border on unknown charges

International delegation to Bahrain: End violations of freedom of expression and human rights

30 Nov. 2011 | Story

From 20-30 November, represent-atives from six international rights groups, including International Media Support (IMS), carried out a fact-finding mission to Bahrain. Read the call for an end to violations of press freedom and human rights here

Hungarian Media Law: International Mission Condemns Chilling Effect and Calls for Change

21 Nov. 2011 | Story

Hungary's new model of media regulation is creating a chilling effect and undermining freedom of expression, according to an international partnership mission comprised of leading press freedom and media development organisations

Syrian filmmaker arrested en route to Denmark

06 Nov. 2011 | Story

Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, CPH:DOX 2011 and IMS are currently confronting audiences with poignant and moving testimony to the great social and popular upheavals of the Arab Spring

Day of the Dead: Remembering Mexico’s fallen journalists

02 Nov. 2011 | Story

In the last five years Mexico has seen 35 journalists murdered and eight gone missing. This year alone, nine journalists have been killed

Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja (left) and Nabeel Rajab (right)

Bahrain upholds life sentence for prominent human rights defender

28 Sep. 2011 | Story

On September 28, Bahrain's military court upheld its verdict of life imprisonment for longtime IMS partner and former president of Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

Belarusian government continues to harass journalists

30 May. 2011 | Story

Belarusian authorities use a variety of methods to silence and intimidate media following last year's fraudulent elections

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Ukraine: Draft Election Code Must Protect Free Expression

09 May. 2011 | Story

International Media Support (IMS), Article 19 and the Media Law Institute (MLI) call on the Ukrainian Government to bring the draft Election Code in line with international freedom of expression standards

Appeal to the Danish Government and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lene Espersen

14 Jan. 2011 | Story

International Media Support, the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Danish Union of Journalists, the United Federation of Danish Workers (3F), SILBA and the Danish Outdoor Council are concerned about the treatment of civil rights activists, journalists and opposition party politians by Belarusian authorities following the country’s Presidential elections on 19 December 2010

During crisis, calls for solidarity among Cote d’Ivoire’s media

14 Jan. 2011 | Story

Ivorian journalists meet in Ghana to assess the impact of the current crisis in Cote d’Ivoire on the media community. Despite strong divides within the Ivorian media community, there seems to be a strong will to address common issues

International Media Partnerships Meeting 2009

14 Nov. 2009 | Publication

This report provides an overview of the discussions and findings from the ‘International Partnership Meeting’ held in Copenhagen in September 2009, as well as the best practices and lessons learnt from organisations engaged in Partnerships over the past years.

Nepal: A call to end violence and impunity

14 Feb. 2009 | Publication

This report contains the findings and recommendations of the Quick-Response Assessment Mission gleaned during a visit undertaken by the ‘International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission’ to Nepal from 4 to 8 February 2009.