Ali Lmrabet asks Moroccan prime minister to intervene

In a long letter to prime minister Abdelilah Benkirane, journalist Al Lmrabet asked him to intervene in order to get his Moroccan passport and ID-card. According to Lmrabet the Moroccan authorities refuse to grant him the documents. “If you don’t intervene I will be a ‘sans-papier’ in my own country”, Lmrabet wrote. Lmrabet has been … Continue reading Ali Lmrabet asks Moroccan prime minister to intervene

Prominent Omani blogger in solitary confinement

The Emirates State Security Apparatus has transferred prominent Omani blogger Muawiya Al-Rawahi to the Al Wathba prison, where he was placed in solitary confinement. This according to the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). He had been detained incommunicado since February. Despite repeated attempts by his family and his colleagues, the UAE authorities have reportedly refused to … Continue reading Prominent Omani blogger in solitary confinement

Will Inter TV go off the air?

Is Ukraine rescinding the Inter Channel broadcasting license? On the 28th of May the Ukrainian Broadcasting Council had to take a decision. Inter is accused of "destructive behavior" by prominent members of Parliament and of not being patriotic enough. The station is also accused of taking a pro-Russian stance. But the Ukraine's government broadcasting licensing authority has … Continue reading Will Inter TV go off the air?

Updated list of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

A new list of political prisoners in Azerbaijan has just been published. The list now comprises of 80 names, as compared to the 98 which were included in the list published in August last year. Although this means that there have been some very welcome releases, the Government of Azerbaijan continues its policy of imprisoning … Continue reading Updated list of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

Azeri President should release seven jailed journalists

In a letter sent today, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) call on Azerbaijan President, Ilham Aliyev, to release all seven journalists who are currently behind bars. Download the full letter. In recent years Azerbaijan has developed a reputation as one of the world’s worst jailers of journalists. … Continue reading Azeri President should release seven jailed journalists

Moroccan authorities persecute journalist Ali Lmrabet

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the way the Moroccan authorities continue to persecute Ali Lmrabet, a satirical newspaper editor who wants to resume publishing newspapers in Morocco now that his ten-year ban on working as journalist has expired. Ali Lmrabet, who has dual French and Moroccan nationality, is being denied the residence certificate he … Continue reading Moroccan authorities persecute journalist Ali Lmrabet

Europe discusses migrant crisis: face-saving, not life-saving solutions

(26-4-2015) European leaders agreed late on Thursday night on joint measures aimed at tackling the ever-rising number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, a crisis dubbed a “tragedy” by the European Union (EU). At the end of a drawn-out crisis summit, the second they had held in a week, EU heads promised to mobilise all … Continue reading Europe discusses migrant crisis: face-saving, not life-saving solutions