Search Results for: journalist protection

Kansas lawmakers urge the state’s attorney general on Tuesday to release a report containing information on an August 11, 2023 police raid on a local weekly newspaper in the state. A local prosecutor previously determined that Marion County police lacked sufficient evidence to conduct a raid on the Marion County Record office. In House Resolution No. 6032, [...]

READ MORE

Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report on Monday on the “pre-election crackdown” in Senegal, denouncing it for repressing the opposition, media, critics and other civil society members. Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Senegal in February. The report accuses the authorities, led by President Macky Sall, of arresting political opponents, stifling freedom [...]

READ MORE

The resumption of any kind of negotiations or diplomatic ties with the Taliban should come with principles and conditions. Such conditions should be no less than those enshrined in the fundamental principle of human rights and dignity and expected in a multi-ethnic and democratic country. Afghanistan cannot afford to settle for anything less than the [...]

READ MORE

The EU Delegation to Kyrgyzstan expressed concern Thursday over Kyrgyz authorities’ recent clampdown on journalists and media offices operating in the country. The delegation specifically mentioned the recent spike in detentions of journalists and the searching and confiscation of property belonging to independent media offices. The statement by the EU delegation, along with the embassies [...]

READ MORE

The Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) 2023 prison census shows near-record levels of journalist imprisonment, with Israel jumping from being tied at 24th place to ranking at sixth place amongst the world’s leading jailers of journalists. The census revealed the top five jailers of journalists as China, Myanmar, Belarus, Russia and Vietnam, respectively. Israel’s journalist [...]

READ MORE

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Wednesday, expressing concerns over Slovakia’s proposed criminal code reforms and the dissolution of the Special Prosecutor’s Office. The European Parliament is worried the moves potentially endanger the rule of law in Slovakia. Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico introduced reforms in December. The reforms relaxed penalties for corruption and [...]

READ MORE

International human rights organization Article 19 raised concerns on Wednesday over Senegal’s law against disinformation as a threat to freedom of speech and expression. These apprehensions arose ahead of the upcoming elections in the West African country on February 25. Article 19 has expressed concern about the erosion of fundamental freedoms in Senegal, particularly the [...]

READ MORE

Hafsa Kanjwal is an Assistant Professor of South Asian history at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where she has taught courses covering the history of the modern world, South Asian history, and Islam in the modern context. Most recently, Kanjwal authored a book titled “Colonizing Kashmir: State-building under Indian Occupation.”  In a conversation with JURIST’s [...]

READ MORE