Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Fijian Media Association statement on World Press Freedom Day 2021

The Fijian Media Association takes this moment on World Press Freedom Day to thank and pay tribute to its members for their courageous and...

Papua New Guinea’s Universal Periodic Review

This statement was originally published on on 31 March 2021. The Papua New Guinea government has failed to live up to commitments on women’s...

Bytes For All condemns social media suspension across Pakistan

This statement was originally published on on 16 April 2021. Bytes For All strongly condemns the arbitrary suspension of various social media platforms in...

Nepal: Freedom Forum condemns harassment of journalists over critical reports about the prime minister

This statement was originally published on on 17 April 2021. Freedom Forum is alarmed over the harassment of journalists who have been reporting about...

RSF finds only 7% of countries offer a good environment for journalism

This statement was originally published on on 20 April 2021. The 2021 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows that...
Community awareness consultation on freedom of speech and opinion in Samoa

Community awareness and consultation on the Freedom of Speech and Opinion

The Office of the Ombudsman also the National Human Rights Institution of Samoa in collaboration with the Samoa Police and Prisons Service and the...

Mapping digital rights in MENA: towards a safer online environment

This statement was originally published on on 10 March 2021. The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media in cooperation with Innovation for...

The journalists fighting election disinformation

This statement was originally published on on 11 March 2021. By Rebecca Redelmeier/CPJ Audience Engagement Associate With multiple federal investigations underway into the January...

Attorney General attacks “Samoa Observer”

The International Federation of Journalists expresses solidarity with journalists and their sources in Samoa who are being subject to legal threats and investigations that...

Owner of online news site receives threat

Nigerian authorities are being encouraged to investigate a threat received by Haruna Mohammed Salisu, the owner of "WikkiTimes". This statement was originally published on

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