New Life Radio in Odessa laments new laws restricting freedom of the press. The team had to start broadcasting from Romania after the Russian invasion.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published its newest 2021 World Press Freedom Index, which denounces that 130 countries still do not fully guarantee the fundamental right of press freedom.
The US Commission for International Religious Freedom asks for the release of pastor Jesus Quinones, and the right of Cuban parents to “raise their children pursuant to their own faith”.
It is the second time in less than a month that Cuban State Security operatives 'visit' Evangelical Focus contributor Yoé Suárez. Christian Solidarity Worldwide denounces the harassment of the journalist and his family.
The 2020 World Press Freedom Index shows that “China censored their major coronavirus outbreaks extensively”. Norway is at the top and North Korea becomes the most dangerous country for journalists.
Yoe Suárez was summoned to Siboney Police Station in Havana, where he was interrogated by police and threatened with imprisonment and unspecified “repercussions” for his family.
Journalist Yoe Suárez was interrogated by the police for 3 hours. He has been banned from leaving the country.
Civil society reports estimate that in 2017 alone at least 50 individuals were imprisoned on charges of blasphemy, with at least 17 facing possible death sentences.
False blasphemy charges can be devastating for the entire family: ‘My life is ruined without him,’ says Zafar’s wife Nawab Bibi.
The EU adopted a resolution which calls “for an end to violations against the freedom of Christians and other religious minorities to worship”
Seven Christian intellectuals ask the state to “respect, guarantee and protect freedom of thought”, and demand “the freedom for Cuban parents to choose their children education”.
Evangelical Focus contributor Yoe Suárez was conducting a series of interviews in the city of Guantánamo, and was freed after being questioned and threatened with “legal action”.
Eighty journalists were killed this year. “The hatred of journalists is voiced, and sometimes very openly proclaimed, by unscrupulous politicians” and “amplified by social networks”, a RSF report says.