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Mapping Media Freedom: In review 9-15 December

alt informationEach week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries. Here are five recent reports that give us cause for concern.

Bahraini human rights activist to face trial

alt informationBahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, an Index award winner, has been imprisoned for tweeting about the Bahraini government, and could face up to 15 years in jail.

Mapping Media Freedom: Recent roundup

alt informationIndex on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the Europe. Here are five recent reports that give us cause for concern.

Malaysia: Cartoonist Zunar arrested on charges of sedition

alt informationMalaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, aka Zunar, was arrested on 26 November under the Sedition Act for his cartoons which are deemed insulting to the country's prime minister Najib Razak.

Malaysia imposes travel ban on award-winning cartoonist

alt informationAward-winning Malaysian cartoonist Zunar, who faces up to 43 years imprisonment for tweeting his cartoons criticising his country’s leaders reported on 17 October that he has had a travel ban imposed blocking him from travelling outside the country.

Russia’s recent election was awash with media violations

alt informationRussia’s recent elections have been described as “the dullest in recent memory”. But as Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project shows there was no shortage of media violations

Leading Nepal editor speaks out about independent media facing censorship in South Asia

alt informationAfter 29 years of circulation, Himal Southasian, which claims to be the only analytical and regional news magazine for South Asia, will cease to publish as of November 2016.

Syrian journalist says UK is dealing with Assad as “a president, not a criminal”

alt informationJournalist Zaina Erhaim says the Syrian government wants her killed and that co-operating with Syrian officials, by seizing her passport, was a very dangerous thing for the UK to have done.

Bahrain: Protesters call for Nabeel Rajab’s release

alt informationOn Thursday 6 October, human rights groups gathered outside the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office to hold a vigil for imprisoned Bahraini human rights advocate, Nabeel Rajab