Category: Violation of journalists’ rights


Owen Jones attacked outside London pub

The Guardian columnist and activist Owen Jones has been physically assaulted in London while celebrating his 35th birthday with friends. In an attack he called “a blatant premeditated assault”, Jones said he was kicked, punched and thrown to the ground by a group of men in the early hours of Saturday morning. He said that…
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Twelve journalists detained in Moscow demonstrations in Russia

On 03 August, Moscow’s police has detained at least ten journalists covering a rally organized by opposition groups. Continuing the protest of 27 July, about 1500 people had gathered in the capital of Russia in order to demonstrate for fair elections to the city council. The European Federation of Jounalists (EFJ) and its affiliate, the…
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Ukraine: radical nationalists stormed press conference at Ukrinform

On 30 July, about a dozen men dressed in T-shirts with the inscription “Tradition and Order” violently entered the press center of the Ukrinform news agency in Kiev, Ukraine, during a press conference of parliamentary candidates. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) joins its member National Union of Journalists of Ukrain (NUJU) in condemning the…
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German intelligence agencies to be allowed to hack media

Under a draft law drawn up by the German Interior Ministry the country’s domestic and foreign intelligence services are to be allowed to hack into servers, computers and smartphones. The intelligence services would also be empowered to intercept the encrypted communications of publishing companies, radio and television broadcasters and freelance journalists in certain cases, or…
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Azerbaijani authorities failed to investigate invasion of investigative journalist’s privacy

European Court of Human Rights (10.01.2019) – – In today’s Chamber judgment[1] in the case of Khadija Ismayilova v. Azerbaijan (application no. 65286/13) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: two violations of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence) of the European…
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