Interactief platform brengt persvrijheid in kaart

Ook Nederland is niet immuun. Volgens de website http://www.mappingmediafreedom.org vonden er in Nederland de afgelopen maanden zeven incidenten plaats die de vrije nieuwsgaring in gevaar brachten. Een recent voorval dat werd geregistreerd door het crowdsourcing-project Mapping Media Freedom vond plaats begin oktober in Amsterdam. Journaliste Anneke Verbraeken werd samen met enkele buitenlandse collega’s het werken … Continue reading Interactief platform brengt persvrijheid in kaart

De Turkse “opnieuw-verkiezingen” en het gebrek aan persvrijheid

Ragip Duran is de correspondent in Turkije van het Franse dagblad Liberation. Duran werkte onder andere voor de Turkse krant Cumhuriyet, de Turkse afdeling van de BBC en voor AFP. In zijn blog Apoletli Medya (Media met Epauletten) analyseert en bekritiseert hij de Turkse media. Dat ‘epauletten’ sloeg op de periode dat de Turkse militairen … Continue reading De Turkse “opnieuw-verkiezingen” en het gebrek aan persvrijheid

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