Monthly Archives: March 2020

Landmark First Amendment lawsuit against President Trump will proceed

This statement was originally published on pen.org on 24 March 2020. Today a federal court ruled against President Trump in a lawsuit that claims he has used government power to retaliate against media coverage and reporters he dislikes in violation of the First Amendment. Specifically, the court denied a government motion to dismiss the case

Turkey indicts 20 Saudi nationals over Khashoggi murder

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 25 March 2020. The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed an announcement that Turkish officials have indicted 20 Saudi nationals on charges of murder and incitement linked to the 2018 killing of exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and issued the following statement:“Today’s indictments represent an important step

COVID-19: Free expression groups call on Europe’s leaders to protect free flow of information

This statement was originally published on europeanjournalists.org on 25 March 2020. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the major network of journalists’ organisations in Europe, today called on European leaders to protect the free flow of information and ensure that media freedom will be guaranteed as states strive to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The EFJ

Russian media regulator orders two outlets to take down COVID-19 reports

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 24 March 2020. Russian authorities should stop censoring news outlets reporting on the COVID-19 outbreak and allow journalists to report freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 20, Russia’s state media regulator, Roskomnadzor, ordered liberal radio station Ekho Moskvy and independent news

Kyrgyzstan’s coronavirus response should be to free Azimjon Askarov

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 23 March 2020. Governments in Central Asia have in recent days stepped up measures to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. On March 22, Kyrgyzstan’s government declared a state of emergency and introduced restrictions on public life. Such measures are important and should aim in particular

Syria: Thousands of prisoners at risk of infection from the COVID-19 outbreak

This statement was originally published on scm.bz on 23 March 2020. The conditions of incarceration in the detention facilities of the Syrian government pose a great danger to the lives of the detainees, who number approximately 90,212. This number has been confirmed by the Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC) but the true figure is

HRNJ-UGANDA STATEMENT ON THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS AND BANNING OF PRESS CONFERENCES.

Since the outbreak of the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) in different countries of the world and subsequently Uganda, several measures have been undertaken to contain its spread and therefore minimize the extent of the scourge. We should all observe the health guidelines as put in place. The journalists/ Media have played a very important part in trying

How Egypt’s security forces tortured detained children

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 23 March 2020. Egyptian police, National Security Agency, and military officials arbitrarily arrested, forcibly disappeared, and tortured children as young as 12 while prosecutors and judges turned a blind eye, Human Rights Watch and the rights group Belady: An Island For Humanity said in a report released

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