News: Apr 2020

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COVID-19: Release Jailed Journalists Now

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29 Apr 2020

There have been urgent calls for the immediate release of journalists from detention, amid fears about the spread of COVID-19 within cramped and unsanitary prisons. Nonetheless, journalists continue to be arbitrarily arrested and detained for their reporting.

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COVID-19: La urgencia de liberar a periodistas en prisión

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29 Apr 2020

A raíz del temor por el contagio de COVID-19 en las estrechas y antihigiénicas prisiones, ha habido llamados urgentes para la liberación inmediata de periodistas en detención. No obstante, los periodistas siguen siendo detenidos y arrestados de forma arbitraria a causa de su trabajo.

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Partners Blog Series: Interview with Pakistani Lawyer Yasser Latif Hamdani

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22 Apr 2020

Tackling internet censorship in Pakistan: a tough but necessary battle. Welcome to the first installment of our new 'Partners' blog series. In this series, we will be interviewing some of our partners from around the world about their crucial and fascinating work in freedom of expression.

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COVID-19: A state of emergency is not an excuse for government repression

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14 Apr 2020

Governments around the world are taking extraordinary measures in the fight against COVID-19. Many of these are essential steps to protect health and life. However, some states are enacting laws that dangerously undermine civil and political rights. In this post, we look at the threats to rights arising as a result of emergency legislation ostensibly intended to fight the pandemic.

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COVID-19: Un estado de emergencia no es excusa para la represión del gobierno

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14 Apr 2020

Los gobiernos alrededor del mundo están tomando medidas extraordinarias en la lucha contra la COVID-19. Muchas de estas medidas son esenciales para proteger la salud y la vida de las personas. Pero algunos Estados están adoptando leyes que socaban peligrosamente los derechos civiles y políticos. Acá miramos algunas de las amenazas a derechos que han surgido de las legislaciones de emergencia con la aparente intensión de luchar contra la pandemia