One World Documentary Festival screens human rights films from 54 countries

One World Documentary Festival screens human rights films from 54 countries

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, EASTERN EUROPE: The sixteenth season of the One World international human rights documentary film festival will screen over 100 documentaries from 54 countries in Prague March 3-12. Hosted by the Czech human rights NGO People in Need, the festival will present films dealing with some of the most critical […]

Radio Free Europe defends female Azerbaijani journalist from ongoing smear campaign

Radio Free Europe defends female Azerbaijani journalist from ongoing smear campaign

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Baku, Azerbaijan, EASTERN EUROPE/WESTERN ASIA: RFE/RL (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) calls upon the Azerbaijani government to investigate a blackmail and intimidation campaign against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, following the July 26 release of a new video containing intimate and illegally obtained images of her. In addition to posting the video, the website […]

SOUTH SUDAN: News journalists show concern under restricted freedom of speech

SOUTH SUDAN: News journalists show concern under restricted freedom of speech

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: Increasing reports of harassment faced by journalists and civil society in South Sudan have raised concern that the world’s newest country is curtailing the basic freedoms it spent decades fighting its northern neighbor for. South Sudan gained independence in July 2011, after decades of rebellion against Khartoum. Today, […]

Online advertising may be only funding doorway to keep Egypt’s bloggers going

Online advertising may be only funding doorway to keep Egypt’s bloggers going

Nadine El Sayed – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Cairo, EGYPT: Social media and blogs play a crucial role in maintaining a diversified, vibrant and well-rounded public sphere in Egypt. Social media clearly played a large role in the Egyptian uprising and political bloggers and online activists helped create a dynamic public sphere online during and after the […]