13 November 2015

CPJ calls on Togo president to reject law that would impose jail terms for journalists

13 November 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the president of Togo to block a proposed article in the country's penal code that would threaten press freedom. 

12 November 2015

Slovenia starts building migrant fence at border to Croatia

12 November 2015

On 11 November, Slovenia began erecting a  razor-wire  fence along its border with Croatia to control the influx of migrants, as European and African leaders gathered in Malta to seek long-term  solutions to the flow of people making their way across Europe.

11 November 2015

Amnesty International: UN Security Council must press Burundi authorities to tackle human rights crisis

11 November 2015

United Nations Security Council meeting on Burundi’s ongoing political and human rights crisis must include a clear and robust call on Burundian authorities to ensure people’s safety and to end the crisis, Amnesty International said on 10 November.

10 November 2015

Murder of two Syrian citizen journalists condemned by UNESCO chief

10 November 2015

On 9 November, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova today condemned the killing of two Syrian citizen journalists.

09 November 2015

Bangladesh: UN rights chief calls for protection of writers, publishers threatened by extremists

09 November 2015

In the wake of recent violence against publishers, writers, bloggers and civil society groups by extremists in Bangladesh, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today condemned the acts and urged the Government to take "urgent, concerted measures to ensure the protection of all those who are being threatened by extremists operating in the country."

06 November 2015
Ireland signs Istanbul Convention

Ireland signs Istanbul Convention

06 November 2015

Ireland is the 39th country to sign the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention.

05 November 2015

Radio reporter murdered in the Philippines

05 November 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the killing of Jose Bernardo, a radio reporter who was shot and killed on Saturday in the capital of the Philippines, according to news reports. Authorities must impartially investigate the murder and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice, CPJ said today.

03 November 2015

Leading Iranian journalist arrested again

03 November 2015

Reporters Without Borders condemns arrest of Issa Saharkhiz, a  well-known  independent journalist and former editor of several reformist newspapers. 

02 November 2015

Bangladesh: horrific pattern of violence against freedom of expression

02 November 2015

The brutal attacks against two publishers of secular writers, including the slain blogger Avijit Roy, and their colleagues in Bangladesh is further chilling evidence of the horrific pattern of violence against people exercising their freedom of expression in the country.

30 October 2015
No sign of winter respite amid slow start to refugee relocations

No sign of winter respite amid slow start to refugee relocations

30 October 2015

The European Union said it has resettled just 86 refugees out of its pledge of 160,000, as the number of migrants forging through Europe from  war-torn  Syria shows no sign of letting up despite the approach of winter.