Monthly Archives: June 2021

CPJ calls on U.S. to publish list of all websites recently seized in sanctions crackdown

This statement was originally published on on 29 June 2021. The United States Justice Department should clarify its rationale for seizing dozens of media websites last week, and should publish a list of all websites targeted for allegedly violating sanctions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 22, the Justice Department issued a

Plea to Nigerian government to revoke its Twitter ban decision

This statement was originally published on on 26 June 2021. Your Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR Cc: The Vice President, The Senate President, The House of Representatives’ Speaker, The Minister of Information and Culture, The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy and The Minister of Justice We, the undersigned organizations working to ensure that

Malawi calls on public to review data protection law

This statement was originally published on on 22 June 2021. By Jimmy Kainja Three years after announcing plans to draft a bill on data protection in response to the changing media and technological landscape, the government of Malawi issued a call for public comments on the Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2021. The proposed legislation is a welcome step

MISA engage SADC chair on media violations

This statement was originally published on on 21 June 2021. MISA writes to the Chairperson of the Southern Africa Development Community, President Filipe J. Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique, regarding the safety and security of journalists and the implementation of contentious cybersecurity laws in the SADC region. On 18 June 2021, MISA wrote

PEN America report details crackdown on creative voices in Turkey

This statement was originally published on on 29 June 2021. In this report, Cracking Down on Creative Voices: Turkey’s Silencing of Writers, Intellectuals, and Artists Five Years After the Failed Coup, PEN America outlines the legal mechanisms that the Turkish government has used to silence writers, activists, artists, academics, and creative professionals over the past