News: Jul 2015

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Call for applications - litigation workshop

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20 Jul 2015

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION LITIGATION WORKSHOP

JOHANNESBURG 16 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2015

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Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu released

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10 Jul 2015

On 9 July, Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu was released from prison, a year ahead of her scheduled release date. She had been imprisoned since 2011, serving a sentence under Ethiopia's infamous anti-terror laws.

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Phuketwan Editor Considers the Verdict on Rohingya Abuses and Media Freedom

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3 Jul 2015

The editor and a journalist for Thai news website Phuketwan, Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian, are about to go on trial for defamation in relation to a quote in an article on the trafficking of Rohingya refugees. As the trial date draws closer, Alan Morison describes the impact of the case on Phuketwan and press freedom.

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Viet Nam Releases Dissident Lawyer

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1 Jul 2015

Blogger and human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan was released on Saturday after serving a 30-month sentence in a Vietnamese prison after having been convicted on fabricated charges of tax evasion.

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Swaziland Supreme Court Releases Editor and Lawyer

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1 Jul 2015

On 30 June 2015, the Supreme Court in Swaziland ordered that human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and magazine editor, Bheki Makhubu, be immediately released after having spent 15 months in prison.