Monthly Archives: August 2019

Kashmir: Lift the information siege

This statement was originally published on on 21 August 2019. The IFJ has called on the Modi government and authorities in Kashmir to lift the information siege imposed on the region as journalists continue to face harassment, obstruction and threats and media face a continued communications blackout, as the lockdown enters its third week.

Pacific Freedom Forum condemns sacking of senior Papua New Guinea journalist

This statement was originally published on the Pacific Freedom Forum’s Facebook page on 21 August 2019. Pacific media rights watchdog PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum, is concerned over the heavy-handed sacking of senior Papua New Guinea journalist Neville Choi on Monday. “We stand in solidarity with Neville, who is a well respected and leading Pacific

Chile accused of spying on investigative journalist Mauricio Weibel

This statement was originally published on on 15 August 2019. The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern today over reports that Chile’s army allegedly ordered a surveillance operation against the investigative journalist Mauricio Weibel Barahona in 2016, when he was researching claims of misconduct in the armed forces. On August 10, the news website

Yemen: Over 75 organisations call for mandate of Group of Eminent Experts to be renewed, emphasising violations against human rights defenders

We, the undersigned international, regional and Yemeni CSOs, call for the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to extend and broaden the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen (GEE), including a thorough investigation into specific violations against human rights defenders, journalists and bloggers, and the closure of civic space. The mandate of

News weekly in Congo-Brazzaville repeatedly threatened with closure

This statement was originally published on on 14 August 2019. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Congo-Brazzaville’s media regulator, the Superior Council for Freedom of Communication (CSLC), to stop harassing a newspaper about its coverage of alleged mismanagement at a state agency and instead to fulfil its role as a guarantor of press freedom.After