Tag Archives: Abubaker Lubowa

Press freedom under threat in military ruled Guinea

This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 13 October 2021. What with an army raid on a media outlet and privately-owned TV channels prevented from covering “national coordination” meetings, some media have had problems reporting the news since last month’s coup d’état in Guinea. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the transitional authorities not to

Journalist goes missing in Nigeria

This statement was originally published on ipcng.org on 18 October 2021. The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, is seriously concerned about the sudden disappearance of Vanguard Newspaper’s House of Representatives Reporter, Mr. Tordue Salem since last Wednesday. Mr. Salem was reportedly last sighted within the premises of a Total Filling Station, opposite the FCT, Abuja

“Physical, sexual and psychological torture of Jineth Bedoya could not have been carried out without the collaboration of the State”: IACtHR ruling

This statement was originally published on flip.org.co on 18 October 2021. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) issued a historic ruling in the case of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima against Colombia, in which it analyzes for the first time the use of sexual violence as a form of silencing and control against a woman

Rights groups call on US Attorney General to drop case against Julian Assange

This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 18 October 2021. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has joined a coalition of 25 press freedom, civil liberties, and international human rights organizations in signing a letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland again urging the U.S. to drop its appeal in the extradition case of Wikileaks publisher

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

This statement was originally published on mediamatters.pk 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 ifj.org 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