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(Istanbul) - The arrest of nine journalists and writers on March 3, 2011, in the absence of clear reasonable cause, will have a chilling effect on free speech, Human Rights Watch said. The nine were accused of links to the alleged "Ergenekon" coup plots against the Turkish government. Those arrested include Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener, two prominent journalists known for critical reporting on the Turkish criminal justice system and police.
To mark the inaugural International Day to End Impunity on 23 November, join Index in demanding justice for journalists’ murdered in the line of duty Freedom of Expression Organisations Call for Justice on International Day to End Impunity
Ten US college students from Southern California have been convicted of unlawfully disrupting a speech by Israel's ambassador to the US last year and placed on probation.
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By NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
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Here was a typical Twitter message: “15% of Cincinnati’s Fire Dept browned out today to help pay for a streetcar boondoggle.
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In May 2006, Anthony Chai, a naturalized United States citizen from Thailand, took a flight back to the land of his birth to catch up with relatives and friends.
8 July 2011 Last updated at 10:54 ET The US Secret Service has raided the home of an artist who collected images from webcams in a New York Apple store.
By TJ Burgonio Philippine Daily Inquirer The widow of a journalist who was among the 57 people killed in the grisly 2009 Maguindanao massacre has fled to Hong Kong, saying the Philippine government had failed to provide her protection. Speaking before journalists in Hong Kong more than a week ago, Myrna Reblando recounted her travails as the widow of slain Manila Bulletin reporter Alejandro “Bong” Reblando, and her futile, “costly” search for justice.
This post is part of our special coverage Russia's Protest Movement . Recent online coverage of the Pussy Riot trial makes it seem as if all of Russia is mobilized in protest against the inordinately harsh treatment the three arrested band members have received. Even Vassily Yakemenko, the erstwhile leader of the pro-Putin youth group NASHI, has spoken out against keeping them in confinement.
Is there a First Amendment right to videotape the public duties of police?
Bryan Gonzalez (r) at his graduation ceremony to become a U.S. Border Patrol agent – a job he lost after talking to a co-worker about the drug war Courtesy of New Mexico ACLU