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Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...

News Releases

Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case
2014-08-03
Reporters without Borders
WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
Azerbaijan: Government ban on foreign radio stations called 'strategic error'
2008-12-30
Sources News Releases
Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed by Azerbaijan's National Television and Radio Councilâ##s decision today to ban foreign radio stations from broadcasting on local FM and medium wave freq...
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...
Ethiopia Should Free Journalists from Jail and Exile
2014-10-20
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Africa regional group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), has today called on the Ethiopia Government to free all journalists jailed ...
Gambia: Bans lifted on two media, but much still to be done
2014-01-05
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders takes note of a New Year's Day announcement by the president's office lifting bans on The Standard newspaper and Teranga FM community radio station. The bans had been in effe...
IFJ Calls on Korean Government to Reinstate Dismissed YTN and MBC Journalists
2014-10-20
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its Korean affiliate, the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) to express its continued anger at the case of the reporters who have been ...
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 Welcomes Lifting of Ban on Al-Jazeera in West Bank
2009-07-21
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today welcomed the decision of the Palestinian Authority to revoke its order of 15 July to close Al-Jazeera's office in the West Bank.
In Azerbaijan, media watchdog raided, equipment confiscated
2014-08-09
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to stop harassing the Baku-based media freedom group Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety.
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...
Media involved in several incidents since start of Israeli offensive against Gaza Strip
2008-12-30
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about several incidents affecting the news media since Israel began its air strikes on the Gaza Strip on 27 December, including the bombing of the headquarters o...
New anti-terrorism law takes Egypt into Orwellian territory
2015-08-25
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a ban on media reports that conflict with official accounts of armed attacks and operations by Jihadi militants. The ban is part of an anti-terrorism law that Presid...
New Crackdown on Media is Step Towards Authoritarism in Ethiopia, Says IFJ
2014-04-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the appalling treatment of media by authorities in Ethiopia after a number of journalists and media workers were detained in the countr...
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.
Sri Lanka muzzles NGOs and bans media-related activities
2014-07-11
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) and Free Media Movement (FMM) in condemning the decision of the Sri Lankan government to b...
Steady erosion of media rights as Thai military tightens its grip
2014-06-28
International Federation of Journalists
The IFJ is deeply concerned about reports of increasing control by the Thailand Military Junta over news and information on radio, television, printed and online media.

Sources Select Resources

Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
Azerbaijan: Government ban on foreign radio stations called 'strategic error'
Sources News Release
Article
2008
Sources News Releases
Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed by Azerbaijan's National Television and Radio Councilâ##s decision today to ban foreign radio stations from broadcasting on local FM and medium wave freq...
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...
Demonizing the Victims of Katrina
Coverage painted hurricane survivors as looters, snipers and rapists
Yassin, Jaime Omar
Article
2005
Extra!
Hurricane Katrina led many media reporters and commentators to reveal themselves and their deep-seated prejudices.
Ethiopia Should Free Journalists from Jail and Exile
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Africa regional group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), has today called on the Ethiopia Government to free all journalists jailed ...
Gambia: Bans lifted on two media, but much still to be done
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders takes note of a New Year's Day announcement by the president's office lifting bans on The Standard newspaper and Teranga FM community radio station. The bans had been in effe...
Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled
The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.
Beers, David; and Tyee Staff and Contributors
Article
2015
The Tyee
Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since forming government in 2006. From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants...
IFJ Calls on Korean Government to Reinstate Dismissed YTN and MBC Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its Korean affiliate, the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) to express its continued anger at the case of the reporters who have been ...
IFJ Welcomes Lifting of Ban on Al-Jazeera in West Bank
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today welcomed the decision of the Palestinian Authority to revoke its order of 15 July to close Al-Jazeera's office in the West Bank.
Net freedom 'at stake' on WikiLeaks
York, Jillian
Article
2010
Al Jazeera
Internet service providers are cutting access to the whistleblower site, raising broader concerns about online freedom.
New Crackdown on Media is Step Towards Authoritarism in Ethiopia, Says IFJ
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the appalling treatment of media by authorities in Ethiopia after a number of journalists and media workers were detained in the countr...
The Organised Suppression of Kurdish Journalists in Iran
Goli, Ammar
Article
2015
It has been nearly 120 years since the first Kurdish newspaper, 'Kordestan' was published – a publication which did not in come into existence here in Kurdistan, but in exile in Egypt, its later life ...

Sources Bookshelf

Inventing Tax Rage
Misinformation in the National Post
Patriquin, Larry
Book
2004
How the National Post created an agenda for the tax cuts that mostly benefits the wealthy.


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