Monthly Archives: May 2021

Freedom Forum expresses concern over the grilling of journalists by the Supreme Court over a news report

This statement was originally published on freedomforum.org.np on 26 May 2021. Freedom Forum expressed alarm over the interrogation of journalists by the Supreme Court over a news report on May 25. Rajan Kuikel, Chief Editor at www.imagekhabar.com, and Narayan Amrit, Editor-In-Chief at www.nepalsamaya.com, were summoned by the Supreme Court on May 25 and interrogated as

Turkey: SLAPP lawsuit filed against academic Yaman Akdeniz over Paradise Papers tweet

This statement was originally published on article19.org on 28 May 2021. NGOs and journalists’ organisations call for the dropping of a lawsuit launched against the academic Prof Yaman Akdeniz by Serhat Albayrak, seeking 100,000 Turkish lira (€9,600) in damages for his tweets about the censorship of reports into the criminal investigations and civil lawsuits against

UN Human Rights Council to investigate Israel’s rights violations against Palestinians

This statement was originally published on cihrs.org on 27 May 2021. Yesterday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted[1] a historic resolution[2] establishing a standing Commission of Inquiry to address Israel’s latest and ongoing violations against the Palestinian people on both sides of the Green Line while also addressing the root causes of Israel’s settler colonialism

Google’s “Cloud region” in Saudi Arabia threatens privacy and free expression

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 26 May 2021. Joint Statement by Human Rights and Digital Privacy Rights Organizations The undersigned human rights and digital rights organizations urge Google to immediately halt its plan to establish a new Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia until the company can publicly demonstrate how it will

Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes the presentation of journalists’ safety bills in the National Assembly and Sindh Assembly

This statement was originally published on pakistanpressfoundation.org on 25 May 2021. Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has welcomed the presentation of the landmark Sindh Protection of Journalists and Other Media Protection Bill 2021 in the provincial assembly of Sindh. PPF also welcomed the fact that a similar bill had earlier been presented in Pakistan’s National Assembly,

Court remands two Online journalists for three weeks

Kampala, 27th/May/2021; Court at Buganda Road has this afternoon 27th May 2021 remanded two journalists to wit Pidson Kareire and Darious Magara of the Drone Media and the East African Watch respectively to Kitalya Prison on charges of criminal libel contrary to section 179 of the Penal Code Act. The journalists who were appearing before

ECtHR: UK’s historical mass interception program violates rights to privacy and free expression

This statement was originally published on privacyinternational.org on 26 May 2021. The 25 May 2021, Grand Chamber judgment against the UK broke new ground in the regulation of bulk interception capabilities requiring enhanced safeguards to protect the rights to privacy and freedom of expression against abuse. It is a complex judgment with lights and shades,

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