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Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC and Jonathan Price, Doughty Street Chambers, have lodged a complaint to the United Nations on behalf of Egyptian campaigner Amal Fathy, her husband and their son after the family was seized by police.  
Kasra Naji, a journalist with BBC Persian, addresses UN Human Rights Council during its 37th session on 14 March 2018. Mr Naji is the first BBC journalist in the history of the BBC to address the Council to appeal for the protection of BBC journalists and their families. Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC...
(Nairobi, March 7, 2018) – An Equatorial Guinean court on March 7, 2018 released an artist imprisoned on dubious charges for nearly six months, 18 human rights groups said today. The prosecution dropped all charges against Ramón Esono Ebalé, a cartoonist whose work is often critical of the...
Artist and activist, Ramón Esono Ebalé, has been detained by the Equatoguinean state since September 2017. Mr Ebalé was arrested on 16th September 2017 and questioned about his cartoons. For many years, he has been a critic and satirist of President Obiang’s regime in Equatorial Guinea.  His work...
Today the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia breached the rights of a Ukrainian journalist when he was arrested at a  protest upon which he was reporting, and later detained and charged.  The European Court of Human Rights has held that the journalists rights under Article 5(1) (...
This is the text of a speech given by Professor Roy Greenslade, Board Member of Reporters Without Borders, at the British Journalism Awards this week.  It is reproduced here with the permission of Professor Greenslade, and we are very grateful for this.   I am sorry to say that this has been a...
  RENOWNED ARTIST AND ACTIVIST RAMóN ESONO EBALÉ MUST BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY His international legal team calls on the government of Equatorial Guinea to end his arbitrary detention immediately and unconditionally.
During the FCO questions session in parliament yesterday, UK Foreign Secretary responded to a question from Diana Johnson MP, and agreed to take up the BBC Persian Service case when speaking with his counterparts in Iran.   
(6 February 1998 — Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, United Nations Headquarters, New York addressing journalists at a press briefing.)

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