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Malaysia: Lawan Berita Palsu Dengan Fakta, Bukan Akta

Malaysia: Lawan Berita Palsu Dengan Fakta, Bukan Akta

Malaysia’s government has introduced a sweeping “anti-fake news” bill that critics say could stifle criticism of Prime Minister Najib Razak and his supremacist political party before a national election later t ...

Indonesia: Hundreds Arrested in West Papua Demonstrations

Indonesia: Hundreds Arrested in West Papua Demonstrations

Source: abc NEWS Indonesian police detained several hundred people Monday at protests around the country demanding independence for remote West Papua. Arrests were made in cities in Sulawesi, Java and Papua but demon ...

Indonesia’s Message to Journalists: “Report on Papua, Go Directly to Jail”

Indonesia’s Message to Journalists: “Report on Papua, Go Directly to Jail”

On August 6th, French Journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois were arrested in West Papua on immigration charges. They are now facing up to 20 years in prison for these and a charge of 'subversion'. Local j ...

Ban on Papua Magazine, Attempt to Block the Press?

Ban on Papua Magazine, Attempt to Block the Press?

The Press Council says the ban on the first edition of Papua’s Pelita Magazine is considered as an attempt to block the press. Fidelis Jeminta, chief editor of Pelita Papua, said this was ordinary news with no larg ...

Sharp Increase in International Concern About Human Rights in West Papua

Sharp Increase in International Concern About Human Rights in West Papua

Indonesia's human rights record was reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Concerns about human rights in Papua increased sharply since the last review in 2008, with a significant number of m ...

Rwanda, Unsafe to Speak Out
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Rwanda, Unsafe to Speak Out

If there’s one person in the world that Kagame fears today, it is Victoire Ingabire - the Rwandan Aung San Suu Kyi ...

Mexico, Honduras Account for Nearly 25% of Journalists’ Deaths in 2010

Mexico, Honduras Account for Nearly 25% of Journalists’ Deaths in 2010

Mexico and Honduras saw significant declines in press freedoms last year. from VOA Breaking News The International Press Institute says that in 2010, the Americas moved closer to becoming the world’s most dange ...

Ukraine: Ex-President Charged with Journalist’s Murder

Ukraine: Ex-President Charged with Journalist’s Murder

Former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma charged with 2000 murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze. ...

Committee to Protect Journalists: List of Atrocities Committed Against Journalists in Egypt

Committee to Protect Journalists: List of Atrocities Committed Against Journalists in Egypt

Mubarak forces have attacked the very breadth of global journalism: Their targets have included Egyptians and other Arab journalists, Russian and U.S. reporters, Europeans and South Americans. ...