The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) launched on April 4th a global online campaign, "30 Days for Freedom", to highlight the plight of imprisoned journalists across the world
While technological progress and innovative business models have expanded opportunities for freedom of expression, they have also allowed for new threats to emerge in the form of Internet censorship, filtering, blocking, and surveillance, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) warned on March 25th
The car of Bulgarian journalist Genka Shikerova, the co-host of the morning talk show on Sofia-based privately owned national bTV television channel, was set on fire on April 2nd. This was a déjà vu for the journalist, whose previous vehicle was also set alight in an identical incident less than seven months ago.
The Turkish authorities' move on March 20th to cut citizens' access to Twitter sparked a wave of criticism from international organisations, rights groups and media watchdogs. Viewing the measure as a further setback for freedom of expression in the country, they urged Ankara to lift the ban immediately
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), said on the twelfth of March that it was worried about a number of recent incidents of pressure on journalists and media in Croatia