Author Archives: HRNJ-UG Admin

Life of Burkinabe investigative journalist in danger

This statement was originally published on on 23 December 2020. On his return from the town of Dori, in the Sahel region, where he co-hosted a panel discussion on electoral corruption during the electoral campaign on November 22, 2020, award-wining investigative journalist and editor of “Courrier Confidentiel”, Yacouba Ladji Bama was targeted when the

Togo’s media fraternity shocked by treatment of colleague Carlos Kétohou

This statement was originally published on on 8 January 2021. The High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication (HAAC), the institution in charge of media regulation in Togo, has requested the courts withdraw the operating license of the weekly L’Independent Express, whose director of publications was arrested over an article the regulator judges to be

CPJ joins call for Guatemalan authorities to drop criminal charges against journalist Anastasia Mejía

This statement was originally published on on 7 January 2021. The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 50 human rights organizations, media outlets, and individuals in a statement calling on Guatemalan authorities to drop all remaining charges against Indigenous radio journalist Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz.Mejía is facing charges of sedition and aggravated attack for her alleged participation

CPJ urges respect for United States press freedom, journalist safety

This statement was originally published on on 6 January 2021. In response to events today in Washington D.C., the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:“We are gravely concerned by today’s attack on American institutions, including the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., where journalists as well as lawmakers are at risk,” said CPJ

EFF to FinCEN: Stop pushing for more financial surveillance

This statement was originally published on on 4 January 2021. Today, EFF submitted comments to the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) opposing the agency’s proposal for new regulations of cryptocurrency transactions. As we explain in our comments, financial records can be deeply personal and revealing, containing a trove of sensitive information about

Oakland Privacy and the people of Vallejo prevail in the fight for surveillance accountability

This statement was originally published on on 5 January 2021. Just as the 2020 holiday season was beginning in earnest, Solano Superior Court Judge Bradley Nelson upheld the gift of surveillance accountability that the California State legislature had provided state residents when they passed 2015’s Senate Bill 741 (Cal. Govt. Code § 53166). Judge Bradley’s order brought

Hong Kong: Freedom House condemns mass arrest of pro-democracy activists, politicians

This statement was originally published on on 6 January 2021. The unprecedented crackdown reveals the intention of the Chinese Communist Party to suppress any effort by Hong Kongers to salvage democratic representation. In response to the arrest on January 6, 2021, of more than 50 prodemocracy activists and politicians in Hong Kong on charges