Press Freedom

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 08:00

The Honduran government has been quietly barring public access to official security documents and budgets, while closing spaces for protest, dissent, and the press.

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 07:13
A press freedom advocate -- and husband of an American servicewoman -- went to the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan, fearing for his life. But he was turned away.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:39

Human rights defenders, members of the LGBT community, and journalists in Honduras continue to face an astounding level of violence. Threats and attacks sharply curtail freedom of expression and association. All of these groups face the same underlying problems:

  • The lack of serious investigations and prosecutions of the threats and attacks against them;
  • The allegations of participation of local and national governmental officials and/or members of official security forces in some of these threats, intimidations and attacks; and
  • The lack of governmental policies to protect them.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 06:58
The unexplained closure of Alarab TV, 24 hours after its launch, has reignited concerns over press freedom.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 08:55

In December 2014 the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF) and Center for International Policy (CIP) traveled to Honduras to investigate how the country is responding to the needs of its citizens. What we found was a security apparatus and criminal justice system in desperate need of reform and a population with little faith in its government. Issues of violence, impunity, and corruption that have plagued the country for years are intensifying. Over the next seven days, we will be publishing a series of posts that provide a picture of the current state of Honduras' security and human rights situation.

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 07:29
Police in Kazakhstan have detained an activist after he staged a protest to express solidarity with the embattled Adam Bol (Be a Human) magazine.
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 06:18
A government crackdown over the past year, carried out in the wake of the Euromaidan revolution that toppled the government in Ukraine, has muzzled independent voices and public critics of President Ilham Aliyev’s administration in Azerbaijan.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 06:13
Twenty Georgian media freedom and human rights groups joined more than a dozen news outlets in condemning a government-proposed bill criminalizing "strife-inciting calls."
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:25
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the Journalists Security Conference.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 06:42
Human Rights Watch has called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to urge Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to free all jailed journalists, rights activists, and government critics