Tag Archives: Abubaker Lubowa

Everything you didn’t know about CanCon

This statement was originally published on openmedia.org on 18 January 2021. And what it means for 21st-century streaming content in Canada “CanCon” is Canadian content – TV shows, music, movies, and more – that meets a set of rigid criteria defined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Canada’s Broadcasting Act.  It was

Investigative outlet “Repórter Brasil” targeted with cyberattacks, threats, attempted break-in

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 13 January 2021. Brazilian authorities must swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats to Repórter Brasil, and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.From January 6 to 12, unidentified internet users orchestrated a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the website of Repórter Brasil, an

Free expression and the first 100 days

This statement was originally published on pen.org on 19 January 2021. An Agenda for the Incoming Administration For nearly a century, PEN America has defended the freedom to write and free expression. After four years of the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on the First Amendment and betrayals of the principle of open discourse, PEN America

Palestine: Elections highlight need to protect freedom of expression

This statement was originally published on madacenter.org on 17 January 2021. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” welcomes the issuance by President Mahmoud Abbas of a decree to conduct the general Palestinian elections (legislative, presidential and National Council elections), as an entry point to ending the division and fragmentation that the Palestinian

Iranian journalist Mohamed Mosaed requests asylum in Turkey

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 19 January 2021. Iranian journalist Mohamed Mosaed has requested asylum in Turkey, his lawyer Canan Pehlivan told the Committee to Protect Journalists today. CPJ is calling on Turkish authorities to conduct an expedited review of his request, as Mosaed faces imprisonment in Iran in reprisal for his

Alexei Navalny: First poisoned, then jailed

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 18 January 2021. A judge in Moscow ruled today that Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition politician, be detained for 30 days pending a court hearing regarding his alleged breach of parole. If found guilty, he could face three-and-a-half years in prison. Authorities detained Navalny, an outspoken Putin critic, at Moscow’s