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Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 6:40am, 13 August 2013. A prosecutor, four criminal investigators and an IT expert enter the apartment of award-winning journalist, Ludovic Rocchi. Working on assignment, the journalist’s wife is home alone and reportedly interrogated in his place. Computer equipment and notebooks are seized before the dawn squad retreat, taking along with them a good chunk of Switzerland’s press freedom.

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Andrew Heslop

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2013-08-28 17:58

Illegal detention and government threats to a free press, just the latest headlines to emerge from the UK in a summer of revelations connected to NSA surveillance. Both revolve around the Guardian newspaper, and both require legal precedent to change in order to prevent Britain further lurching towards the unpleasant label of 21st Century totalitarian democracy.

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Andrew Heslop

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2013-08-22 13:45

The following is a letter to President Rafael Correa, calling on him to submit the recently-approved Ecuadorian Communications Law to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CorteIDH) for a Consultative Opinion. It was initiated by the Andean Foundation for Media Observation & Study (FUNDAMEDIOS), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Institute for Press and Society (IPYS) and signed by over 30 IFEX members, including WAN-IFRA.

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Andrew Heslop

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2013-08-01 16:25

On Tuesday 2 July the Jordanian government announced it had blocked 254 news websites that had failed to obtain a government license. This move follows a controversial change to the Press and Publication Law in 2012 dictating that online news sites must register with the government, a policy that independent watchdog organisations fear will “risk curbing their independent reporting and analysis.” Among the blocked sites are those for Al-Jazeera, Time Out magazine and AmmanNet.

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Andrew Heslop

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2013-07-04 16:15

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