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Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...
Media Names & Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive Canadian media directory including television and radio networks, stations, digital and specialty broadcasters, programs, cable TV; daily, weekly, and community...
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
With 56 States drawn from Europe, Central Asia and America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization, bringing comprehensive and co-operative security to a region that stretches from Vancouver to Vladivostok....
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing and disseminating information to help journalists, editors and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background information and comment on a wide...

News Releases

African Journalists leaders summit outlines strategies to roll back impunity and defend journalists' rights
2009-06-30
Federation of African Journalists (FAJ)
Leaders of the Federation of African Journalists have condemned at their biannual meeting in Djibouti on June 23rd, the unsafe and precarious working conditions of journalists in Africa.
Barrett Brown case: 11 of 12 counts dismissed
2014-03-18
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders greets with relief federal prosecutors' decision to drop nearly all criminal charges against Barrett Brown, a contributor to The Guardian and Vanity Fair.
"A book is not a bomb" says fact-finding mission
2011-06-16
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urged the Turkish government today to prove it supports the media freedom it proclaimed during the recent election campaign.
Celebrating the World's Freedom of the Press Year
2010-05-07
National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada
The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is pleased to announce that is organized the annual ethnic press exhibition from Monday May 10th to Sunday May 16, 2010.
Court strips national news agency of its licence
2013-11-06
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a Moscow court's decision today to grant a request by the Federal Agency for the Supervision of Communications, Roskomnadzor, for the withdrawal of the news ag...
CPJ urges Indonesia to reverse Playboy editor's conviction
2010-09-10
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about an Indonesian Supreme Court ruling against Erwin Arnada, editor of the now-dormant Playboy Indonesia.
Death threats sent to paper of slain editor in Sri Lanka
2009-10-30
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by ongoing threats to Sri Lanka#s journalists and media organizations.
Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media
2009-11-13
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even i...
Editor of Amazonian weekly gets one-year sentence for defamation
2010-01-13
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the one-year jail sentence that a court in Bagua, in the northeastern Amazonian province of Utcumbamba in Peru, passed yesterday on Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco, the...
Editor of Tamil weekly held for past 11 days on criminal defamation charge
2009-11-06
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns journalist A.S. Mani#s detention in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu on a criminal defamation charge.
EFJ Hails "Momentous Success" in Italian Demonstration for "Right to Know. Duty to Inform"
2009-10-07
European Federation of Journalists
The European Federation of Journalists, along with other organisations organised one of the biggest recent demonstrations in Rome this weekend under the theme â#oRight to Know. Duty to Informâ##, in c...
Europe no longer so exemplary, Russian tragedy deepens
2009-10-22
Reporters without Borders
For the first time since 2002, the press freedom indexâ##s top 20 is not quite so European. Only 15 of the 20 leading countries are from the Old Continent, compared with 18 in 2008.
European Commission launches action against Poland following EU-wide protest
2016-01-13
International Federation of Journalists
The International and European Federation of Journalists have welcomed the action against Poland's restrictive media law.
FAJ Condemns the Arrest and Intimidation of Three Journalists in Zimbabwe
2015-11-08
International Federation of Journalists
The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Africa Group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the arrest of three journalists from The Sunday Mail in Harare, Zimbabw...
The Harper Years: Tough Times For Reporters In Canada
2015-10-17
Reporters Without Borders
As federal elections will be held in Canada on October 19, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reviews the evolution of freedom of the press and information during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's tenure. ...
Honduras: Press freedom violations continue post-coup
2009-07-09
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
Press freedom continues to suffer in the aftermath of the coup in Honduras.
Ideale FM radio station closed for refusing to reveal sources
2009-04-10
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 8 April 2009 closure of IdA#ale FM, a privately-owned radio station in Haiti for allegedly "obstructing justice" by refusing to reveal sources.
IFEX members call for protection for women journalists and activists to mark day against violence
2009-11-25
IFEX
40 IFEX members are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today, 25 November, with a joint call for action.
IFJ Accuses Iran over Massive Attack on Media and Journalists
2009-07-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists warned that a massive attack on independent media in Iran which has seen the jailing of journalists and a continuing crackdown on free expression reveals th...
IFJ/AJI condemn police intervention in Jakarta Post blasphemy matter
2014-12-19
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI) (Alliance of Independent Journalists, Indonesia) in criticizing and rejecting the naming of the chief edit...
The IFJ and Article 19 Support The Guardian in Court Battle for Journalists Rights in Iraq
2010-01-28
International Federation of Journalists
ARTICLE 19, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Iraqi Union of Journalists today called on the Iraqi authorities to drop charges of defamation against the British newspaper The G...
IFJ and INSI Join Global Call for Release of Journalists in Gambia
2009-08-10
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the International News Safety Institute (IFJ) call for the urgent release of jailed journalists in Gambia, adding their voices to growing global p...
IFJ Backs Silent March in Colombia to Denounce Threats against Journalists
2011-05-03
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today backed the appeal of its affiliate in Colombia, the Federación Colombiana de Periodistas (FECOLPER) for a silent march throughout the country on...
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
2009-05-28
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
IFJ Condemns "Flagrant Violation of Press Freedom" After Sentence of Spanish Journalists
2009-12-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists has strongly condemned a court verdict against two Spanish journalists. The two men, who were charged with "revealing secrets", have been condemned to suspe...
IFJ Condemns "Injustice" as Journalists are Jailed in Morocco
2009-10-16
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the jailing of two journalists and their boss by a court in Morocco accusing the authorities of "gross injustice."
IFJ Condemns Arrest of Russian Editor after Exposure of Police Corruption Sparks Raid
2010-02-10
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the arrest of Valery Smetanin, Editor-in-chief and Galina Yablokova and her son Alexej Yablokov, two founders of the Ivanovo-Press wee...
IFJ Condemns Assault on Union Activist in Tunisia
2009-10-16
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned attacks and harassment of Tunisian journalists after a series of incidents which suggest deliberate targeting of activists for indepen...
IFJ Condemns Campaign against Independent Media in Morocco
2009-10-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins today its affiliate the Syndicat national de la presse marocaine (SNPM) in condemning the Moroccan government's campaign to muzzle critical jour...
IFJ Condemns Deportation Move against US Journalist in Israel
2010-01-15
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to revoke the deportation order served on American journalist and chief English editor of Ma'an news agency, Jared Malsi...
IFJ Condemns New Attack on Journalists' Sources in UK
2009-05-14
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) today joined their affiliate, the National Union of Journalists in the UK and Ire...
IFJ Condemns Palestinian Authority Over Ban on Al-Jazeera
2009-07-17
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Palestinian Authority to rescind its decision to close down the office the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television in the West Bank.
IFJ Condemns Shocking Attack on Tamil Newspapers in Sri Lanka
2009-06-26
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns an attack on three Tamil newspapers in the northern Sri Lankan city of Jaffna. According to reports from IFJ sources, news agents fo...
IFJ Demands End to Intimidation as Iran Shuts Journalists' Association
2009-08-07
International Federation of Journalistshttp://gateway.sources.com/newsrelea
International Federation of Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to end the campaign of intimidation of journalists in the country following closure of the Association of Journalists in Tehran who...
IFJ Demands Freedom of Movement for Moroccan Journalists Held in Algeria
2010-09-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the measures by Algerian authorities against two Moroccan journalists who have been denied, without good reason, permission to leave their ho...
IFJ Denounces Attempts by Freedom of Expression Group to Weaken Copyright Protection for Journalists
2013-05-20
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today denounced a set of principles issued by Article 19 to unduly restrict creators' copyright protection.
IFJ and EFJ oppose media restrictions in the newly-enacted Spanish Public Security Law
2015-07-06
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), have joined their Spanish affiliates FAPE, FESP, FSC-CC.OO. and ELA-Gizal...
IFJ Endorses Joint Russian-Georgian Demand to End Media Restrictions
2009-11-13
International Federation of Journalists
The IFJ has endorsed a joint declaration by the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) and the Independent Association of Georgian Journalists (IAGJ) that demands an end to all restrictions to reporting o...
IFJ/FAJ Stand by Journalists against a Draconian Media Bill in Kenya
2013-11-06
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) today have brought their support to the journalists' fraternity in Kenya against a draconian media bil...
IFJ and FAJ Welcomes African Court's Landmark Decision in Favour of Freedom of Expression
2014-12-19
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) have welcomed the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights' landmark decision of 5 December in the ca...
IFJ/EFJ Call for Anti-Terrorism Law Review After Attacks on Freedom of British Media
2013-08-21
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have joined the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland), in condemning the detention of David ...
International Report Demands Radical Reform of Belarus Media
2009-10-16
Interneational Federation of Journalists
Today, international media and press freedom organisations issued " For Free and Fair Media in Belarus", a report calling for far reaching reforms of the media in Belarus.
Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
2009-06-17
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to pr...
Israeli government openly threatens journalists planning to sail with Gaza flotilla
2011-06-27
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Israeli government’s attempts to intimidate journalists who plan to travel with a flotilla of ships that will set sail in the next few days in an attempt to brea...
Israeli media forbidden to report case widely covered internationally
2010-04-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns an absurd court-ordered ban on Israeli media coverage of the case of Anat Kam, an online journalist and former soldier accused of leaking classified military informa...
Journalists are not informants
2014-10-31
Reporters without Borders
Two Cameroonian journalists face military court charges of failure to report a destabilization plot. Journalists Felix Cyriaque Ebole Bola of the daily Mutations and Rodrigue Tongue of Le Messager, we...
Journalists banned from going to Gaza Strip
2002-02-14
Reporters Without Borders
Journalists Welcome European Call to Review Anti-Terrorism Laws
2009-06-01
International Federation of Journalists
Ministers of the human rights network of the Council of Europe have called on their governments to review anti-terrorism laws in the face of strong criticism from journalists that some laws are in pra...
Judge dismisses obscenity charges against newspaper editor
2009-11-17
Reporters without Borders
A Lusaka court yesterday acquitted The Post editor Chansa Kabwela of a charge of #distributing obscene material# for sending the vice-president photos of a woman giving birth in a hospital car park.
Lack of transparency on Israel's expulsion of US journalist
2010-01-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns suspicious circumstances surrounding Israel#s expulsion of US journalist, Jared Malsin, editor for the English service of the Palestinian press agency Ma#an.
Malaysian government suspends critical newsweekly 'indefinitely'
2013-12-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns Malaysian deputy home minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar’s decision on 19 December to suspend the weekly magazine The Heat “indefinitely” for allegedly violati...
Middle East & North Africa: Region performs poorly, Israel nose-dives
2009-10-22
Reporters without Borders
For the first time Israel is not at the head of the Middle Eastern countries in the press freedom index. By falling 47 places to 93rd position, it is now behind Kuwait (60th), United Arab Emirates (86...
Middle East and North Africa: Blogging flourishes; governments block and monitor content
2009-11-06
Thousands of writers, journalists, activists, lawyers and others are expressing their dissent and reporting on social issues by blogging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, says a new report ...
More websites blocked at government's behest
2009-01-08
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the directive issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to Internet Service Providers instructing them to block access to 6 web pages on the grounds they a...
New National Security Law in China suppresses media freedom: IFJ says
2015-07-06
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for the National Security Law that was passed by the Chinese National People's Congress yesterday, on July 1, 2015.
New Yemeni press court sentences, bans journalists
2009-11-03
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end the intensifying judicial and media campaign to silence critical journalists and eradicate press freedom.
PEN International celebrates rights of all citizens to access information and truth
2012-05-02
PEN International
A statement by Marian Botsford Fraser, Chair of the Writers in Prison Committee.
Photographer Ibrahim Jassam freed after US Army held him for 17 months without explanation
2010-02-10
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release today of Iraqi photographer, Ibrahim Jassam, of Reuters, who had been held by the US military since his arrest on 1st September 2008.
Reporters Without Borders - TV5Monde Prize for Press Freedom
2014-11-07
Reporters Without Borders
The 2014 Reporters Without Borders - TV5Monde Prize for Press Freedom has been awarded to Mexican journalist Sanjuana Martínez, Liberian newspaper FrontPage Africa and Saudi blogger Raef Badawi.
Reporters Without Borders unveils first-ever 'Anti-Censorship Shelter'
2010-06-25
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders today launched the world#s first #Anti-Censorship Shelter# in Paris for use by foreign journalists, bloggers and dissidents.
Reporters without Borders works on all fronts
2010-05-03
Reporters without Borders
World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, is an occasion for Reporters Without Borders to reaffirm the values it defends, the right to inform and the right to access information, without which democracy is impo...
Robert Menard and staff leave Doha Centre for Media Freedom
2009-06-24
Reporters without Borders
International press freedom campaigner Robert MA#nard has resigned as director-general of the Doha Centre for Media Freedom along with other members of the staff.
RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan
2015-06-04
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns Turkish government pressure on the newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is under judicial investigation for publishing alleged evidence that Turkey's National Intelligence Or...
RSF calls for firm EU stance if Poland does not abandon new media law
2016-01-11
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the European Commission to be firm with Poland if the two-month-old national-conservative 'Law and Justice' (PiS) government fails to abandon the media law tha...
Ruling recognizes Detroit Free Press reporter's right to protect his sources
2009-04-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is thrilled with U.S. District Judge Robert Clelandâ##s ruling that Detroit Free Press reporter David Ashenfelter does not have to reveal his confidential sources from a 2004...
Sad anniversary for Eritrean press freedom
2015-06-04
Reporters without Borders
Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual nationality who used to work for the Eritrean newspaper Setit in Asmara, is spending his 5,000th day in prison today, May 2, 2015. He has never...
Saudi journalist detained over outspoken newspaper columns
2013-11-06
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of Tariq al-Mubarak, a blogger and columnist who writes for the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. He has been held by the Criminal Investig...
Shadow of 9/11 Attacks Hangs over Journalism, Says IFJ on World Press Freedom Day
2011-05-03
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) marks this year's World Press Freedom Day by focusing on the legacy of the terrorist attacks on 11 September in New York and Washington ten years ago.
Sources welcomes OrangeWebsite
2011-03-16
OrangeWebsite
Sources welcomes a new member: OrangeWebsite. OrangeWebsite is an Icelandic web hosting service provider. Most of our clients are foreign journalists, bloggers, leakers and publishers.
Substantial setback for press freedom in Egypt
2011-04-14
Committee to Protect Journalists
A new requirement by the Egyptian military that local print media obtain approval for all mentions of the armed forces before publication is the single worst setback for press freedom in Egypt since t...
Thailand: Police close a dozen community radio stations, carry out arrests
2011-04-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of a dozen community radio stations linked to the opposition “Red Shirts” in a major police operation yesterday in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces.
Turkey's journalists call for solidarity in struggle for their right to report
2015-09-24
International Federation of Journalists
During a conference hosted by the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and the Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) leading journalists from across the political spectrum united in condemning the surg...
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
2009-10-22
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.
2011 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize awarded to Vietnamese publisher Bui Chat
2011-04-29
International Publishers Association
Bui Chat, founder of Giay Vun publishing in Vietnam, has been named as the recipient of this year's IPA Freedom to Publish Prize for his exemplary courage in upholding freedom to publish.
US military must explain why marines censored Haitian photographer
2010-02-07
Reporters without Borders
Homère Cardichon, a photographer working for the daily Le Nouvelliste in Haiti, had his camera confiscated by US marines while covering a demonstration by disgruntled residents outside the US embassy ...
Vienna Declaration calls on governments to respect media freedom in fight against terrorism
2009-12-06
Effective security and respect for freedom of expression and press freedom are not incompatible but, rather, complementary.
World Press Freedom Day: Commission launches 2009 Lorenzo Natali Prize for committed journalists
2009-06-03
European Commission
On World Press Freedom Day the Commission is officially launching the Lorenzo Natali Prize for 2009. The prize is awarded to journalists who have demonstrated a commitment to human rights, democracy a...

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African Journalists leaders summit outlines strategies to roll back impunity and defend journalists' rights
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Federation of African Journalists (FAJ)
Leaders of the Federation of African Journalists have condemned at their biannual meeting in Djibouti on June 23rd, the unsafe and precarious working conditions of journalists in Africa.
Barrett Brown case: 11 of 12 counts dismissed
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders greets with relief federal prosecutors' decision to drop nearly all criminal charges against Barrett Brown, a contributor to The Guardian and Vanity Fair.
Biggest rises and falls in the 2014 world press freedom index
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
The 2014 World Press Freedom Index spotlights the negative impact of conflicts on freedom of information and its protagonists.
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2014
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
Celebrating the World's Freedom of the Press Year
Sources News Release
Article
2010
National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada
The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is pleased to announce that is organized the annual ethnic press exhibition from Monday May 10th to Sunday May 16, 2010.
China puts Tibetan writer and husband under house arrest amid Kerry Visit
Article
2014
IFEX
Chinese Authorities placed Tsering Woeser and her husband, Wang Lixiong, under house arrest on July 9 during US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to China.
Comments on The Latest Prussian Censorship Instruction
Marx, Karl
Article
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The real, radical cure for the censorship would be its abolition; for the institution itself is a bad one, and institutions are more powerful than people.
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Court strips national news agency of its licence
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a Moscow court's decision today to grant a request by the Federal Agency for the Supervision of Communications, Roskomnadzor, for the withdrawal of the news ag...
CPJ condemns harsh prison sentences for Journalists in Egypt
Article
2014
Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ talk about its opinions on the sentencing of 3 journalists to long prison sentences in Egypt on terrorism-related charges.
Death threats sent to paper of slain editor in Sri Lanka
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by ongoing threats to Sri Lanka#s journalists and media organizations.
Defending the right to offend, shock or disturb
Article
2009
World Press Freedom Committee
Insult laws are designed to protect politicians, government leaders and officials and state institutions, arming the state with access to resources and legal doctrines that no other citizen has.
Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even i...
Editor of Amazonian weekly gets one-year sentence for defamation
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the one-year jail sentence that a court in Bagua, in the northeastern Amazonian province of Utcumbamba in Peru, passed yesterday on Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco, the...
EFJ Hails "Momentous Success" in Italian Demonstration for "Right to Know. Duty to Inform"
Sources News Release
Article
2009
European Federation of Journalists
The European Federation of Journalists, along with other organisations organised one of the biggest recent demonstrations in Rome this weekend under the theme â#oRight to Know. Duty to Informâ##, in c...
EU External Freedom of Expression Policy
Article
2014
WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks released the second draft of EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Online and Offline. Article explains, and identifies problems.
Eyes With Legs
Dinh, Linh
Article
2010
CounterPunch
In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace ...
FAJ Condemns the Arrest and Intimidation of Three Journalists in Zimbabwe
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Africa Group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the arrest of three journalists from The Sunday Mail in Harare, Zimbabw...
Five Burmese mediamen sentenced to hard labor
Article
2014
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Five Burmese media workers are sentenced to 10 years hard labour for violating Burma's State Secrets Act.
Freedom of the press
Connexipedia Article
Article
Freedom of the press is the freedom of communication and expression through vehicles including print and electronic media.
Germany: Are online user comments protected by press freedom laws?
Stupp, Catherine
Article
2014
Index on Censorship
A local newspaper in the western German city of Darmstadt is at the centre of a legal case that will measure whether readers’ comments are protected by Germany’s press freedom laws.
The grim toll of attacks on press freedom
Article
Reporters Without Borders
Guardian gagged from reporting parliament
Article
2009
Today's published Commons order papers contain a question to be answered by a minister later this week. The Guardian is prevented from identifying the MP who has asked the question, what the question ...
Handcuffed and herded
My big Alpine adventure with Switzerland's police
Clark, Andrew
Article
2011
The Guardian
A journalist at the World Economic Forum Summit is detained and intimidated along with protestors by Swiss police.
The Harper Years: Tough Times For Reporters In Canada
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
As federal elections will be held in Canada on October 19, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reviews the evolution of freedom of the press and information during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's tenure. ...
Honduras: Press freedom violations continue post-coup
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
Press freedom continues to suffer in the aftermath of the coup in Honduras.
How the Trafigura story came to be told
Article
2009
Gag defeated by press, web users and MPs.
Ideale FM radio station closed for refusing to reveal sources
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 8 April 2009 closure of IdA#ale FM, a privately-owned radio station in Haiti for allegedly "obstructing justice" by refusing to reveal sources.
IFEX members call for protection for women journalists and activists to mark day against violence
Sources News Release
Article
2009
IFEX
40 IFEX members are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today, 25 November, with a joint call for action.
IFJ Accuses Iran over Massive Attack on Media and Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists warned that a massive attack on independent media in Iran which has seen the jailing of journalists and a continuing crackdown on free expression reveals th...
The IFJ and Article 19 Support The Guardian in Court Battle for Journalists Rights in Iraq
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
ARTICLE 19, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Iraqi Union of Journalists today called on the Iraqi authorities to drop charges of defamation against the British newspaper The G...
IFJ and INSI Join Global Call for Release of Journalists in Gambia
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the International News Safety Institute (IFJ) call for the urgent release of jailed journalists in Gambia, adding their voices to growing global p...
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
Sources News Release
Article
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
IFJ Condemns "Flagrant Violation of Press Freedom" After Sentence of Spanish Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists has strongly condemned a court verdict against two Spanish journalists. The two men, who were charged with "revealing secrets", have been condemned to suspe...
IFJ Condemns "Injustice" as Journalists are Jailed in Morocco
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the jailing of two journalists and their boss by a court in Morocco accusing the authorities of "gross injustice."
IFJ Condemns Arrest of Russian Editor after Exposure of Police Corruption Sparks Raid
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the arrest of Valery Smetanin, Editor-in-chief and Galina Yablokova and her son Alexej Yablokov, two founders of the Ivanovo-Press wee...
IFJ Condemns Assault on Union Activist in Tunisia
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned attacks and harassment of Tunisian journalists after a series of incidents which suggest deliberate targeting of activists for indepen...
IFJ Condemns Campaign against Independent Media in Morocco
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins today its affiliate the Syndicat national de la presse marocaine (SNPM) in condemning the Moroccan government's campaign to muzzle critical jour...
IFJ Condemns Deportation Move against US Journalist in Israel
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to revoke the deportation order served on American journalist and chief English editor of Ma'an news agency, Jared Malsi...
IFJ Condemns New Attack on Journalists' Sources in UK
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) today joined their affiliate, the National Union of Journalists in the UK and Ire...
IFJ Condemns Palestinian Authority Over Ban on Al-Jazeera
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Palestinian Authority to rescind its decision to close down the office the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television in the West Bank.
IFJ Condemns Shocking Attack on Tamil Newspapers in Sri Lanka
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns an attack on three Tamil newspapers in the northern Sri Lankan city of Jaffna. According to reports from IFJ sources, news agents fo...
IFJ Demands End to Intimidation as Iran Shuts Journalists' Association
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalistshttp://gateway.sources.com/newsrelea
International Federation of Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to end the campaign of intimidation of journalists in the country following closure of the Association of Journalists in Tehran who...
IFJ Denounces Attempts by Freedom of Expression Group to Weaken Copyright Protection for Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today denounced a set of principles issued by Article 19 to unduly restrict creators' copyright protection.
IFJ and EFJ oppose media restrictions in the newly-enacted Spanish Public Security Law
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), have joined their Spanish affiliates FAPE, FESP, FSC-CC.OO. and ELA-Gizal...
IFJ/FAJ Stand by Journalists against a Draconian Media Bill in Kenya
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) today have brought their support to the journalists' fraternity in Kenya against a draconian media bil...
IFJ/EFJ Call for Anti-Terrorism Law Review After Attacks on Freedom of British Media
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have joined the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland), in condemning the detention of David ...
In Brazil, football has taken a hit, but not as much as press freedom
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is using the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as a peg for an awareness campaign about the constant violations of freedom of information and violence against of journalists in Brazil...
International Report Demands Radical Reform of Belarus Media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Interneational Federation of Journalists
Today, international media and press freedom organisations issued " For Free and Fair Media in Belarus", a report calling for far reaching reforms of the media in Belarus.
Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to pr...
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
Guardian
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
Israeli media forbidden to report case widely covered internationally
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns an absurd court-ordered ban on Israeli media coverage of the case of Anat Kam, an online journalist and former soldier accused of leaking classified military informa...
Israeli soldiers continue to target Palestinian photographers in West Bank
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Palestinian press photographers have always been targeted by the Israel Defence Forces and at least three have been arrested and two others have been physically attacked by Israeli soldiers in the Wes...
Journalistic Autonomy in Denmark. A Study
Boklage, Evgeniya
Article
2014
European Journalism Observatory
A new study that looks at the subject of autonomy in the Danish media found that journalists in Denmark feel they have nearly complete freedom to make important choices concerning their work and the c...
Journalists are not informants
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Two Cameroonian journalists face military court charges of failure to report a destabilization plot. Journalists Felix Cyriaque Ebole Bola of the daily Mutations and Rodrigue Tongue of Le Messager, we...
Journalists Killed since 1992
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
A database of more than 700 journalists who have been murdered or killed on dangerous assignments since 1992. Interactive maps, timelines, and statistical breakdowns providing analysis by country, yea...
Journalists Welcome European Call to Review Anti-Terrorism Laws
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
Ministers of the human rights network of the Council of Europe have called on their governments to review anti-terrorism laws in the face of strong criticism from journalists that some laws are in pra...
Legal decisions threaten press freedom
Minus Five
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1979
Seven News
The Making of Jericho Road
Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
Against The Current
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
Media freedom and regulation in Timor Leste
Asosiasaun Jornalista Timor Lorosa’e
Article
2015
Southeast Asian Press Alliance
While free speech and press is legally free in East-Timor, every journalist knows that true freedom is nowhere to be seen. Journalists are regularly beaten, intimidated and regulated by the upper clas...
A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
More than 500 journalists have been targeted for murder, our research shows, and nearly nine in 10 of these slayings go unpunished. Another 200 journalists have been killed in combat or on dangerous a...
Middle East & North Africa: Region performs poorly, Israel nose-dives
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
For the first time Israel is not at the head of the Middle Eastern countries in the press freedom index. By falling 47 places to 93rd position, it is now behind Kuwait (60th), United Arab Emirates (86...
Middle East and North Africa: Blogging flourishes; governments block and monitor content
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Thousands of writers, journalists, activists, lawyers and others are expressing their dissent and reporting on social issues by blogging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, says a new report ...
More than 40 journalism groups urge president to stop excessive controls on public information
Article
2014
Society of Professional Journalists
46 journalism groups (as of July 8) supported a letter that was signed by 38 groups urging U.S. President Obama to stop excessive controls on public information.
More websites blocked at government's behest
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the directive issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to Internet Service Providers instructing them to block access to 6 web pages on the grounds they a...
Nazeeha Saeed - Raising her voice for journalists in Bahrain
Devlin, Megan
Article
2014
International Women's Media Foundation
Nazeeha Saeed was detained and tortured for 13 hours while covering the 2011 uprisings in Bahrain along with her colleagues. She is now raising awareness for journalists in Bahrain.
New law further restricts freedom of speech and freedom of the press in Hungary
Dojcsak, Dalma
Article
2013
IFEX
The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU, or “TASZ” in Hungarian) has criticized a new law, enacted by the Hungarian Parliament. The new law punishes by up to three years in prison the creation and d...
New National Security Law in China suppresses media freedom: IFJ says
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for the National Security Law that was passed by the Chinese National People's Congress yesterday, on July 1, 2015.
New Yemeni press court sentences, bans journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end the intensifying judicial and media campaign to silence critical journalists and eradicate press freedom.
NGOs call for press freedom to be respected
Article
Reporters Without Borders
On Freedom of the Press (5)
Censorship
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
A censorship law is an impossibility because it seeks to punish not offences but opinions, because it cannot be anything but a formula for the censor, because no state has the courage to put in genera...
On Freedom of the Press (1)
Prussian Censorship
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung No. 125, Supplement
Apart from the catchwords and commonplaces which fill the air, we find among these opponents of press freedom a pathological emotion, a passionate partisanship, which gives them a real, not an imagina...
On Freedom of the Press (2)
Opponents of a Free Press
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
What an illogical paradox to regard the censorship as a basis for improving our press!
On Freedom of the Press (3)
On the Assembly of the Estates
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
Precisely because freedom of discussion, the speaker concludes, is desirable in our Assembly - and what freedoms would we not find desirable where we are concerned? - precisely for that reason freedom...
On Freedom of the Press (4)
As a privilege of particular individuals or a privilege of the human mind?
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
From the standpoint of the idea, it is self-evident that freedom of the press has a justification quite different from that of censorship because it is itself an embodiment of the idea, an embodiment ...
On Freedom of the Press (6)
Freedom in General
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
Some want a full censorship, others a half censorship; some want three-eighths freedom of the press, others none at all. God save me from my friends!
On the Critique of the Prussian Press Laws
Engels, Friedrich
Article
1842
Rheinische Zeitung
Two ways are open to the Prussian for the publication of his thoughts. He can either have them printed in his own country, in which case he has to submit to the domestic censorship; or, should he meet...
Photographer Ibrahim Jassam freed after US Army held him for 17 months without explanation
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release today of Iraqi photographer, Ibrahim Jassam, of Reuters, who had been held by the US military since his arrest on 1st September 2008.
Police actions in Ferguson, U.S. interfere with freedoms of assembly, press
Human Rights Watch
Article
2015
IFEX
Though the majority of the Ferguson protests were peacful, the police still responded with overwhelming military force. Journalists were one of thier specific targets.
Prime Minister Harper - Keep working to free Fahmy
Article
2014
Canadian Association of Journalists
The Canadian Association of Journalists condemns the conviction of Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist who served as Al Jazeera’s acting bureau chief in Cairo, to seven years in prison for terrorism-...
Reporters Without Borders unveils first-ever 'Anti-Censorship Shelter'
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders today launched the world#s first #Anti-Censorship Shelter# in Paris for use by foreign journalists, bloggers and dissidents.
Reporters without Borders works on all fronts
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, is an occasion for Reporters Without Borders to reaffirm the values it defends, the right to inform and the right to access information, without which democracy is impo...
Robert Menard and staff leave Doha Centre for Media Freedom
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
International press freedom campaigner Robert MA#nard has resigned as director-general of the Doha Centre for Media Freedom along with other members of the staff.
RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns Turkish government pressure on the newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is under judicial investigation for publishing alleged evidence that Turkey's National Intelligence Or...
Ruling recognizes Detroit Free Press reporter's right to protect his sources
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is thrilled with U.S. District Judge Robert Clelandâ##s ruling that Detroit Free Press reporter David Ashenfelter does not have to reveal his confidential sources from a 2004...
Sad anniversary for Eritrean press freedom
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters without Borders
Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual nationality who used to work for the Eritrean newspaper Setit in Asmara, is spending his 5,000th day in prison today, May 2, 2015. He has never...
Saudi journalist detained over outspoken newspaper columns
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of Tariq al-Mubarak, a blogger and columnist who writes for the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. He has been held by the Criminal Investig...
Senators introduce bipartisan FOIA amendment
Keeton-Olsen, Danielle
Article
2014
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Two senators crossed party lines in support of legislation that would strengthen the current Freedom of Information Act and diminish agencies’ excuses for withholding documents.
Trafigura gag attempt unites house in protest
Article
2009
Efforts by the law firm Carter-Ruck to stop reporting of a Commons question about Trafigura have outraged MPs on all sides.
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.
2013-14 Review of Free Expression in Canada
Article
2014
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Evaluates people, policies and institutions that help and hinder freedom of expression. The 2013-14 Review of Free Expression in Canada contains feature articles about some of the most pressing areas ...
Ukraine: the Ugly Truth
Kiev's War Against Freedom of Speech
Gulevich, Vladislav
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The US State Department has given its support to the military operation undertaken by Kiev in Donbass.
US military must explain why marines censored Haitian photographer
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Homère Cardichon, a photographer working for the daily Le Nouvelliste in Haiti, had his camera confiscated by US marines while covering a demonstration by disgruntled residents outside the US embassy ...
Vienna Declaration calls on governments to respect media freedom in fight against terrorism
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Effective security and respect for freedom of expression and press freedom are not incompatible but, rather, complementary.
Wikileaks and the Free Press
Exposing the Futility of US Foreign Policy
Landau, Saul
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Wikileaks published documents from sources US journalists should have cultivated instead of behaving like White House stenographers. Exceptions like Seymour Hersh and Dana Priest only dramatize the po...
World Press Freedom Day: Commission launches 2009 Lorenzo Natali Prize for committed journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
European Commission
On World Press Freedom Day the Commission is officially launching the Lorenzo Natali Prize for 2009. The prize is awarded to journalists who have demonstrated a commitment to human rights, democracy a...
The Wrong Solution To The Wrong Problem
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
What is it to have free press?
Young bloggers jailed for over 2 months without charge
Six members of blogging group Zone 9 and three other journalists could could face terrorism charges in one of the world's deadliest countrie
Knezevic, Milana
Article
2014
Index on Censorship
Six young social/political issues bloggers were jailed in Ethiopia, the worlds 3rd worst jailer for journalists, without charge.

Sources Bookshelf

Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why
The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Content Magazine - Number 6
April 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 13
November 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 14
December 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 61
April 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 81
January 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 95
April 1979
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 96
May 1979
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Democracy's Oxygen
How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
Book
2003
Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the...
Lies The Media Tell us
Winter, James
Book
2007
Outlines the extent to which the mainstream media is subject to its corporate publishers and advertisers.
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
The Missing News
Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
Spinwars
Politics and New Media
Fox, Bill
Book
1999
An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
Yesterday's News
Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us
Miller John
Book
1998
Illuminates the decline of print journalism, suggests reasons for this decline and proposes solutions to reverse this downward trend.


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