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Pakistan: Media Matters for Democracy expresses concern over recently announced Social Media Rules

This statement was originally published on on 16 October 2021. Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) finds the recently announced draft Rules on the Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguard) concerning and maintains that despite rounds of consultation, the ‘amended’ Rules have failed to address the majority of concerns that

Vietnam: Eight-year sentence for journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu upheld

This statement was originally published on on 8 October 2021. On September 29, citizen journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu’s eight-year sentence under Vietnam’s Penal Code was upheld in the court of appeal in Danang. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the use of the Penal Code to silence critical voices and calls for

Fours years since the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia full accountability remains elusive

International civil society coalition marks fourth anniversary of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia with renewed call for justice Remembering Daphne  16 October 2021 Today marks four years since the brutal murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bomb attack in Malta that shook the world. Our thoughts are with Caruana Galizia’s

Kosovo: Several journalists attacked during riots

This statement was originally published on on 13 October 2021. Tensions increased in the Northern part of Kosovo after police undertook an anti-smuggling operation in Mitrovica on 13 October. Several journalists covering the riots, as well as citizens and police officers, were attacked by protesters. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) joined its affiliates in

Tunisia: Rights groups condemn escalating attacks on journalists

Tunis, 12 October 2021 The undersigned Tunisian associations strongly condemn the continuous trend on the part of a number of political parties and figures to incite foreign states to intervene in the internal affairs of Tunisia, and to violate its sovereignty, because of what they call President Kais Said’s “coup” against the Constitution and his

West African governments passing laws impacting on online freedom of expression

This statement was originally published on on 8 October 2021. Freedom of expression both offline and online is guaranteed in most West African countries. The enactment of relatively friendly legal frameworks in a number of countries demonstrates a progressive effort in promoting freedom of expression online. However, there is a creeping culture of repression