Mozambique: New Media Fees Assault Press Freedom

Expand Mozambique Prime Minister Luisa Dias Diogo speaks to journalist during the International Conference on Financing for Development in Doha, Qatar, November 30, 2008.    © 2008 AP Images/Hassan Ammar   (Johannesburg) – Mozambique’s government should cancel recently imposed exorbitant fees on local and foreign media operating in…

Why Did They Censor Another Independent Journalist?

Download Newsvoice for free: https://newsvoice.com/app/tim An Independent Journalist, Ford Fischer, had his livestream shut down in the middle of a broadcast for dubious reasons. Its possible it was an accident but the reason given why they deleted his broadcast seems totally incorrect. This isn’t the…

Guided Bomb Fragments At Site Of Yemen Bus Airstrike Trace Back To Lockheed Martin

A prominent Yemeni journalist who throughout the war has been instrumental in getting images and information out of the country ahead of Western journalists has photographed and examined fragments from one of the exploded missiles found at the site of the US-Saudi coalition airstrike on a school bus…

Maldives President’s Comments Raise Questions Over Missing Blogger’s Fate

Expand Journalist Ahmed Rilwan.  © Raajjemv President Yameen Abdul Gayoom of the Maldives has long flaunted his disdain for a free media by detaining journalists and enacting sweeping laws to silence critics. But this week he hit a new low. At an election campaign rally…

Ten Bombshell Revelations From Seymour Hersh’s New Autobiography

Among the more interesting revelations to surface as legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh continues a book tour and gives interviews discussing his newly published autobiography, Reporter: A Memoir, is that he never set out to write it at all, but was actually deeply engaged in writing a massive…

Two Years On, No Clarity on Fate of Burundian Journalist

More than two years have passed since Jean Bigirimana, a Burundian journalist for the newspaper Iwacu, went missing. The uncertainty surrounding his fate continues to send a chilling message to many in Burundi and highlights the impunity surrounding disappearances and other serious abuses. Expand Jean…

Morocco: Journalist Convicted on Dubious Charge

(Tunis) – A Moroccan court has sentenced a prominent journalist to three years in prison on a dubious charge of failing to report a security threat, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities have repeatedly prosecuted Hamid El Mahdaoui, known for criticizing the Moroccan government on…

Tajikistan: Journalist’s Conviction a Mockery of Rights

Expand Khayrullo Mirsaidov, a well-respected independent journalist in Tajikistan, was arrested on December 5, 2017, after publicly appealing to Tajikistan’s president about alleged local authority corruption. ©Radio Ozodi/Tajik Service of Radio Free Europe (Bishkek) – A court in Tajikistan on July 11, 2018, convicted a well-known…

Angolan Journalists’ Acquittal a Victory for Free Speech

Expand Renowned investigative journalist Rafael Marques awaits the verdict at Luanda Provincial Court. A judge found him and Mariano Bras not guilty on charges of insulting the state on July 6, 2018. © 2018 Luaty Beirao A court in Luanda, Angola’s capital, today acquitted investigative…