Monthly Archives: May 2019

Police must stop notoriety of abusing people’s rights

Police must stop notoriety of abusing people’s rights

This Publication was originally published on Daily Monitor website on 30 May 2019 Uganda Police Force have again been indicted as top human rights offenders in the latest survey by Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ )Uganda. The report, which compiled incidents of human rights abuses against journalists in 2018, indicates that police committed 53

Ahmed Mansoor: Isolated but not alone

This statement was originally published on on 28 May 2019. By Brian Dooley The thing that the articles, awards and biographical material on the prominent Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor don’t usually tell you is what great company he is. His achievements are rightly recognised – winner of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders,

Bahrain: Targeting of human rights defenders and online activists accelerates

This statement was originally published on on 27 May 2019. The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is concerned at ongoing efforts of the Bahraini authorities to persecute human rights defenders and silence online activists deemed to be critical of the country’s policies. Tactics used by authorities include summoning Twitter users and criminalising free

“Betrayed by an app she had never heard of” – How TrueCaller is endangering journalists

Chloe is an investigative journalist working for an international broadcast service; we will call the TV show she works for The Inquirer. She travels around the world to work with local journalists on uncovering stories that make the headlines: from human trafficking to drug cartels and government corruption. While her documentaries are watched by many

Macau: Proposed ‘fake news’ legislation threat to press freedom

This statement was originally published on on 27 May 2019. The Macau government’s proposed Civil Protection Law which has been sent to the Legislative Assembly for discussions could have serious implications for press freedom in Macau if legislated. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Macau Portuguese and English Press Association

Open letter concerning PACE draft report on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

This statement was originally published on on 28 May 2019. 28 May 2019 Dear Ms Cutajar, Mr Mallia, and Mr Stellini, In CC: Jason Azzopardi, Etienne Grech, Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi We, the undersigned organisations have advocated extensively for justice in the case of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was assassinated by a car bomb

Launch of Press Freedom Index Report 2018

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda has on the 28th May 2019, launched its 10th edition of the press freedom index report titled IMPUNITY – A Cry for Media Freedom. The report contains documentation of abuses and violations committed by different actors in 2018. The 2018 press freedom index findings depict a general escalation in abuses

Colombian photojournalist Federico Ríos flees after online harassment

This statement was originally published on on 22 May 2019. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Colombian authorities to ensure the safety of photojournalist Federico Ríos, who was forced to flee his country after being harassed online over comments by lawmakers. Ríos, a freelancer who works for outlets including The New York