The geopolitical imbroglio of Khashoggi affair: cynicism and deafening silences

The murder, in horrendous conditions, of the journalist Jamal Kashoggi on October 2, still makes news around the world. A saga which makes audience, as often in our new world of information 24/24, not so much because a journalist has been murdered (which in the end is considered as a banality), but for the suspens’ […]

Happy halloween!

In the “Games of thrones” TV series, the protagonists are afraid because “winter is coming”. In our reality, which is not a show, it seems that  people’s anger nourrished by inequalities, avidity of economic and financial powers, successful, cynical and scrupulousless politicians, is preparing the night of leaving dead. Will there be a John Snow’s […]

Council of Europe Media Freedom Platform

To stay informed on all threats to media freedom,you can subscribe (it’s free) to the weekly webpage of the Council of Europe « Media Freedom »: website: https://www.coe.int/en/web/media-freedom Concerned about the increasing threats to media freedom in its 47 member-states, the Council of Europelaunched in 2015 a platform to protect journalists and journalism in partnership with leading organisations […]

Bulgaria: Investigative journalist Viktoria Marinova raped and murdered

  Bulgaria: Investigative journalist Viktoria Marinova raped and murdered – (Information from the platform “Media Freedom” of the Council of Europe) Bulgarian journalist and TV presenter Viktoria Marinova was found dead on 6 October 2018 in a park in the northern city of Ruse, where she had reportedly been out jogging. A regional prosecutor said […]

Erdogan, strike again the press and cartoonists

14 Cumhuriyet staff emprisoned on terrorism charges From Reuters,  Thursday, April 26, 2018 Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart, along with 13 others, was sentenced to jail today, the culmination of a long sham trial resulting from a crackdown on political opponents by Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan in response to a failed coup attempt in November of 2016. A […]

Facebook, privacy and democracy

The Cambridge Analytica case. The British company is accused of recovering and using personal data from 50 million Facebook users to weigh in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in the United States. Cambridge Analytica refutes “firmly” any accusation. The problem however is not limited to Facebook. All major internet operators have a wealth of personal data […]

Murder of journalists: Keeping an eye on Europe

The murder of two journalists in the EU in the past six months has alerted the European media to the growing threat of censorship For most of Europe – or what a Bulgarian journalist calls the ‘so-called Western democracies’ – censorship is something that happens ‘out there’. Murdered journalists, writers and commentators ‘disappeared’, newspapers closed […]

Charges dropped against cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé

Libex and Index on Censorship welcome the news that charges against cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé, who frequently uses his art to lampoon senior Equatorial Guinea government officials, have been dropped. (see Post on Libex 26-12-2017) “This is wonderful news and we urge the authorities in Equatorial Guinea to release Ramon without delay. The charges […]

Spanish Church regrets the inquisition times

The Santiago’s Church organizes an “apology” to the Apostle James to protest against the opening of the Carnival of Santiago. The Archdiocese and the local People’s Party protested against the opening speech of the carnival of the city, given by actor Carlos Santiago, making a parody of St. James and ofthe “Virgen del Pilar”. On […]

Tunisia blows hot and cold on freedom of expression

Unions of Tunisian imams lose their case against the Shams Association for the Defense of Homosexuals The court of first instance of Tunis rejected on January 15th  the request of the Trade Union Council of Iman (CSNI) to stop of the broadcast of the webradio Shams Rad, created in December 2016 by the association Shams, […]

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