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Узбекистан продолжает препятствовать въезду Хамида Исмаилова

alt informationХамид Исмаилов – узбекский журналист и писатель, который был вынужден бежать из Узбекистана в 1992 году из-за деятельности, которую государство назвало «неприемлемыми демократическими тенденциями».

London NGOs renew calls for justice for murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia (Malta Independent, 18 April 2018)

In London, a group of free expression, press freedom, and anti-corruption groups renewed called for full justice for the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, six months after her murder. Read the full article.

Prosecution of Rafael Marques de Morais part of Angolan Government’s renewed effort to stifle free expression (PEN America, 27 March 2018)

The prosecution of journalist Rafael Marques de Morais on charges of “outrage against a sovereign body” and “insult against a public office holder” represents a renewed effort by the Angolan government to stifle freedom of expression and critical reporting, PEN America said today. Read the full article.

Media freedom in Honduras: “The noose is tightening”

alt information“The noose is tightening around the Honduran people more than ever,” says Dana Frank, professor at UC Santa Cruz, specialising in human rights and US policy in post-coup Honduras, adding that with this comes increased repression of the media.

Eight vigils around the world to mark six months since Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder (Malta Today, 16 April 2018)

Eight vigils around the world, including Malta, Berlin and Washington DC, will be held on Monday 16 April, commemorating six months since the death of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Read the full article. 

Kidnapping: a tactic to silence journalists (Open Democracy, 16 April 2018)

In the spring issue of the Index on Censorship magazine, we interviewed Aasim Saaed, who was kidnapped and held in captivity for 21 days last year. He said his kidnapping departed from the past because it was carried out by state forces, rather than the more commonplace accomplices – extremists. Read the full article.

From Washington To Berlin: Vigils To Mark Six Months Since Caruana Galizia’s Assassination (Lovin Malta, 15 April 2018)

Eight vigils will be held across the world today to mark six months since the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bomb outside her home. Read the full article.   

Vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia in Brussels (CPJ, 15 April 2018)

The Committee to Protect Journalists, Il-Kenniesa, Reporters Without Borders, Transparency International, and European Federation of Journalists, are holding a vigil at the Schuman Roundabout – located between key EU institutions – to mark the 6th month anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder. Read the full article. 

UN Amina J. Mohammed Meets Nigeria Oil Exec on SDGs, Heads to Qatar, Censors (Inner City Press, 13 April 2018)

UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed was in Abuja when her government illegally refouled 47 to Cameroon, where some face the death penalty. She said nothing at the time, and later issued a strange joint statement with her President Buhari, ignoring that he was responsible for the illegal refoulement. Read the full article. 

Freedom of Expression Awards (BBC, 12 April 2018)

Each year Index on Censorship honours activists who have been at the forefront of tackling censorship globally. Click hears from Jodie Ginsberg about some of nominees including creators of the Museum ofDissidence in Cuba. She is joined Guy Muyembe, from Habari RDC (a collective of young Congolese bloggers), to discuss digital activism. Watch the video. 

NCAC Joins 32 Organizations in Amicus Brief to Strike Down the Trump Administration’s Travel Ban (NCAC, 10 April 2018)

NCAC joins PEN America and 31 other prominent arts organizations to jointly file a friend of the court brief in the case of State of Hawaii v. Trump, urging the Supreme Court to strike down the third version of the Trump travel ban issued on September 27, 2017. Executive Order (EO) 13780bans all immigration from six majority Muslim […]