Russia's media regulator has blocked a website backed by former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the latest media site to be blacklisted by the agency.
Transparency International says government crackdowns on NGOs and media are associated with higher levels of corruption and most countries are "moving too slowly" to combat graft.
A Belarusian journalist has been charged with resisting law enforcement officers after an altercation in which his employer, the TV channel Belsat, says he was beaten by police.
Journalist Ali Feruz, who for months faced the prospect of deportation from Russia to Uzbekistan, has arrived in Frankfurt, Germany, after court rulings in his favor.
Journalist Ali Feruz, who for months faced the prospect of deportation from Russia to Uzbekistan, is on his way to a third country after court rulings in his favor.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterated its condemnation of the Iranian authorities’ harassment of journalists, saying control of news and information has been “implacable” since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Twelve human rights organizations have urged Uzbek authorities to release a journalist and other people they say have been "detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression."
A Kyrgyz journalist has been charged with illegally obtaining commercial secrets and making them public as a result of an investigative report about a luxury housing compound, her lawyer has told RFE/RL.
The Supreme Court of Belarus says it has started the trial of a Ukrainian journalist charged with espionage.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reiterated its calls on Tajik authorities to release prominent journalist Hairullo Mirsaidov, after his pretrial detention was extended by another two months.