Written by : Sydney Kalich
Media freedom in Honduras: “The noose is tightening”
“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.
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.
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.
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.