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Uzbekistan: Journalists still face threats and intimidation despite recent positive reforms

This statement was originally published on on 30 April 2021. In recent years, media freedom in Uzbekistan has improved under the rule of Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The reformist prime minister turned president has been in power since 2016 following the death of long-time ruler Islam Karimov. Since then, Mirziyoyev has moved to open up one

Civil society organizations in the region reject the capture of the Constitutional Court and the Attorney General’s Office in El Salvador and warn that the principle of separation of powers in the country is being affected.

The removal of high-ranking officials of the justice system, adopted by the majority coalition linked to the governing party of President Nayib Bukele, was the result of parliamentary motions that were dispensed from their regular procedure, which were not studied or debated in the legally established parliamentary procedure. Likewise, the grounds for this request are

Congo-Brazzaville journalist sentenced on WPFD

This statement was originally published on on 4 May 2021. Illegally incarcerated for the past three months, an editor has been sentenced to spend three more months in prison for simple defamation. Reporters Without Borders condemns this unjust action, which is an affront to all Congolese journalists. The sentence handed down to Raymond Malonga shows the level

Nigerian journalist beaten unconscious

This statement was originally published on on 28 April 2021. Nigerian authorities should thoroughly investigate the attack on journalist Frederick Olatunde Odimayo and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On April 16, in Lokoja, the capital of the northwestern state of Kogi, five men attacked Odimayo, a freelance

Veteran journalist Manasseh Azure to head ‘The Fourth Estate’

This statement was originally published on on 26 April 2021. The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has launched a non-profit, independent investigative journalism project called The Fourth Estate.The project, emerging out of about three years of planning and brainstorming, is a response to the dearth of critical, analytical, in-depth, and independent journalism in Ghana