Call for information about missing journalist 07 Sep 2016; posted by the editor - Journalism, Burundi
Press freedoms watchdog Reporters Without Borders has launched a petition calling on the Burundi authorities to reveal what happened to Burundi journalist Jean Bigirimana, who disappeared after being arrested.
British parliament urged to amend 'Snoopers’ Charter' 01 Sep 2016; posted by the editor - Journalism, United Kingdom
Press freedoms watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about a bill drafted by British Prime Minister Theresa May when she was home secretary that would allow the police and intelligence agencies to intercept, gather and store the communications of tens of millions of people including whistleblowers, journalists and their sources.
No faith in Undercover Policing Guidelines 08 Aug 2016; posted by the editor - United Kingdom
Eight women who were affected by relationships with undercover officers, and who started Police Spies Out of Lives, have issued the following statement in response to the draft new guidelines for undercover policing issued by the College of Policing. The guidelines are out for consultation until midnight August 10th 2016.
Bangladesh: government blocks 35 news sites 08 Aug 2016; posted by the editor - Internet news, Bangladesh
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is calling on the Bangladeshi authorities to rescind the blocking of 35 news websites that RSF said the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) implemented today without giving any official reason. RSF also calls for the withdrawal of all charges against Probir Sikdar, the editor of the Daily Bangla 71 newspaper and the U71news.com website, who is accused of defaming government officials on Facebook in August 2015.
Expansion of Wicklow Mountains National Park 03 Aug 2016; posted by the editor - Ireland
A further 4,900 acres is to be added to the Wicklow Mountains National Park following purchase of the Dublin Uplands, in the area known popularly as the Featherbeds, by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.