Turkey has a history of violating internet freedom, and abuses of media freedom in general are rising sharply. But if President Abdullah Gül signs the restrictive internet bill adopted by the parliament last week, he will take the country into uncharted territory.
UPDATE: February 24, 2014 - Freedom House condemns the latest attack on Nguyen Bac Truyen and remains concerned for his safety. Plainclothes officers attacked Truyen and his wife on February 24 while they were on their way to a meeting at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi to discuss an earlier assault.
Cambodia's prime minister must release garment workers who were detained during demonstrations and ensure the right to peaceful assembly, association and expression, urges Freedom House and key human rights groups.
Thousands of civil society activists are acting together today in solidarity with campaigners in Uganda to show their opposition to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and call on President Museveni to veto it. Use hashtag #stopAHB on social media to join the day of action.
The Turkish parliament’s approval February 5 of legislation allowing the government to block websites without a court order significantly undermines internet freedom and citizens’ freedom of speech, Freedom House said.
Freedom House condemns the decision of Angolan courts and prosecutors to move forward with defamation changes against journalist and human rights advocate Rafael Marques de Morais. Their decision is a violation of the universally-recognized right to freedom of speech and a clear attempt to silence Angola’s independent civil society.