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News Releases

Alert: Police raid opposition party headquarters, arrest protesters amid continuing unrest in Perak State
2009-05-28
International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX)
The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) strongly protests continuing police arrests of protesters and a related raid at the headquarters of the opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) to eliminat...
Cameroonian authorities confuse journalism with spying
2015-09-17
Reporters Without Borders
Two journalists - freelance investigative reporter Simon Ateba and Radio France Internationale correspondent Ahmed Abba - are being held illegally by the Cameroonian authorities, who claim that their ...
Cartoonist Zunar could get 43 years in prison for nine cartoons
2015-09-09
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns well-known cartoonist Zunar’s trial on a sedition charge for posting nine of his cartoons on Twitter, and urges the Malaysian authorities to stop harassing him jud...
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...
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.
Four years in prison for cyber-dissident Xu Zhiyong
2014-01-28
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the four-year jail sentence that Beijing Intermediate Court No. 1 imposed on the cyber-dissident Xu Zhiyong on 26 January on a charge of gathering a crowd to disturb...
Gambia Authorities use trial to continue persecuting radio journalist
2015-09-17
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing harassment of Teranga FM radio manager Alagie Sisay, who is being tried in Gambia on charges of sedition.
Global Unions Call for Immediate End to Repression in Turkey
2013-06-20
International Federation of Journalists
Global Unions, collectively representing over 200 million union members, including in Turkey, stand in solidarity with the people of Turkey. Our organisations wish to reiterate their serious concern a...
Hamas forces attack journalists covering Gaza protest
2011-03-16
Committee to Protect Journalists
Hamas security forces attacked local journalists covering a peaceful demonstration calling for Palestinian national unity on Tuesday. At least one journalist was taken to the hospital after being beat...
Honduras: Joint appeal for end to persecution of community and opposition media
2011-04-01
The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters for Latin America and Caribbean and Reporters Without Borders appeal again for an end to the hostility toward community and opposition media in Ho...
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 and EFJ condemn "outrageous" 7.5 year jail sentence for Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova
2015-09-02
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), have today condemned the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ism...
IFJ and EFJ urge Turkey to release two UK journalists facing terror charges
2015-09-02
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have today backed their affiliate in Great Britain and Ireland, the National Union of Journalists (NU...
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 Condemns United States "Desperate and Dangerous" Backlash over WikiLeaks
2010-12-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the political backlash being mounted against the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks and accused the United States of attacking free spe...
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 urges Hamas to release a Palestinian journalist held incommunicado
2015-09-09
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today backed its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), in urging Hamas to immediately release Palestinian journalist Shadi Ah...
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 army raids on Bil'in village
2009-07-09
Tadamon
Israeli army forces are launching night-time military raids on Bil'in village in Palestine. Military raids launched by Israeli forces in Palestine in parallel to court case in Canada.
Jail terms upheld for Shiite opposition members, trials of photographers begin
2011-09-30
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a special court’s decision in Bahrain on to uphold the prison sentences that were passed on 14 members of the Shiite opposition.
Journalists are not Terrorists - Urgent Appeal of Life Sentences Given to Turkish Journalists
2013-11-06
International Federation of Journalists
Journalists are not terrorists - this is the powerful message the European Federation of Journalists is sending to the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Stand Up for Journalism Day follo...
Justice Department finally stops harassing New York Times reporter
2015-01-21
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that New York Times reporter James Risen will not be called to testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer charged with leaking classi...
Long jail terms for three bloggers
2014-05-14
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the long jail terms that three Saudi cyber-activists received this week. Blogger and human rights activist Raef Badawi's sentence for 'insulting Islam'; was in...
Mohammed Khatib, coordinator of West Bank Coordination Committee arrested
2010-01-28
International Solidarity Movement
Mohammed Khatib#s arrest today is the most severe escalation in a recent wave of repression again the Palestinian popular struggle and its leadership. Khatib is the 35th resident of Bil#in to be arres...
More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
2010-04-06
Sources
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
2013-11-06
Reporters without Borders
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under way, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures inc...
Police in Tunisia's Gafsa mining region harass reporter for banned newspaper
2009-05-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the way the police in Tunisia have been harassing political activist Ammar Amroussia in recent days. Amroussia writes for El Badil (Alternative), a banned ...
RSF alarmed by journalist's arrest on terrorism charges in Bahrain
2016-01-11
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried by the terrorism charges brought against Mahmood Al Jazeeri, a journalist with the independent daily newspaper Al Wasat, who has been held for the past 11 da...
RSF calls for boycott of China's World Internet Conference
2015-12-15
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to boycott the second World Internet Conference (WIC) being organized by China, the world's leading "Enemy of the Internet."
RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
2015-12-22
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproport...
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...
Sentence Against US Journalists in North Korea is Inhumane and Unjust, Says IFJ
2009-06-10
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) called for the immediate release of the two United States journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who have been jailed by North Korea.
Snowden journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow
2013-08-21
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged that US journalist Glen Greenwald's Brazilian partner David Miranda was detained and questioned for 9 hours at London's Heathrow airport under the UK's Terrorism ...
SOS Media Burundi's dangerous reporting mission
2016-01-13
Reporters Without Borders
Almost the only relief for those in search of news in Burundi is to be found at SOS Media Burundi, a collective of journalists that emerged spontaneously within 48 hours of the destruction of the radi...
Take action: Help free imprisoned songwriter
2009-10-30
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
Freemuse, a free expression organisation for musicians and composers, is asking for your support to help dissident singer/songwriter Lapiro de Mbanga. He was imprisoned in 2008 and fined US$640,000 fo...
Thailand: Call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom
2009-04-28
Reporters Without Borders joined by 31 other organisations in a call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom.
Trial of Irina Khalip begins in Belarus
2011-05-13
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Belarusian government to drop all charges against Irina Khalip, the Minsk-based correspondent for the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gaz...
Tunisian journalist in desert prison could die from untreated asthma attacks
2010-07-28
Reporters without Borders
Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous has been in extremely poor health since police arrested him on 15 July to begin serving a four-year jail sentence for covering protests in the Gafsa mining region o...
Twelve journalists killed on Mindanao island in "dark day for press freedom"
2009-11-23
Reporters without Borders
At least 12 journalists were killed today in Maguindanao province, Philippines, by armed men, including two policemen, linked to the provinces governor. More than 30 other people were murdered.
UK government's culpable persecution of Guardian
2013-08-21
Reporters without Borders
We are deeply shocked by the British government's culpable persecution of the Guardian's journalists, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said today.
Uyghur journalist and website editor sentenced to fifteen years in jail
2010-07-28
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged at the harshness of a 15-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Gheyret Niyaz by a court in Urumqi, in Xinjiang province, China.
WikiLeaks appeals for help as attacks are stepped up
2010-12-07
Wikileaks
As the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks comes under mounting cyber-attacks and as hosting companies continue to withdraw their services, it is appealing to its supporters around the world to create m...

Sources Select Resources

Anti-Capitalist Demonstration of May 1, 2013 in Montreal
Journée des Travailleurs et Travailleuses: Manifestation Anti-Capitaliste
Film/Video
2013
CUTV
Montreal 2013: police state. Montreal's municipal goverment passes a bylaw that suspends the right of citizens to assemble unless they have received advance permission from police. Citizens who assert...
Assange completes second year in Ecuadorean embassy in London
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has just completed his second year under permanent British police surveillance in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he sought refuge to avoid extradition to the ...
Bahrain Court Upholds Six Month Sentence Against Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Over Tweet
Al Hussaini, Amira
Article
2015
Global voices
Nabeel Rajaba has been sentenced to prison for a tweet accusing the Bahrain security agencies for incubating ISIS combatants.
Canada more at risk from environmentalists than religiously inspired terrorists: RCMP
Tello,Carlos
Article
2014
Vancouver Observer
Recent RCMP report warns that Canada's energy sector is more at risk from domestic environmental extremists than from religiously inspired terrorist organizations like Al Qaida and ISIS.
Chicago Seven
Connexipedia Article
Article
Seven defendants charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois on the occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
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.
Chinese Efforts to Quash Human Rights Campaigns Rippling Out of Control, says PEN
PEN International
Article
2015
PEN International
A string of disappearances and arrests of over 100 human rights lawyers in China in the past week is the boldest move yet in Beijing's sprawling campaign to destroy China's human rights movement.
COINTELPRO
Connexipedia Article
Article
A series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the ...
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.
Critique of Nonviolent Politics
From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Book
1984
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
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.
Debs v. United States
Wikipedia article
Article
Debs v. United States, 249 U.S. 211 (1919), was a United States Supreme Court decision that upheld the Espionage Act of 1917. Eugene V. Debs was an American labour and political leader and five-time ...
Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression
Article
2011
Reporters without Borders
The U.S. government gives lip service to online free speech but simultaneously acts in ways to drastically limit freedom of expression.
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.
From Wikileaks to TSA
Anti-Empire Report
Blum, Willian
Article
2010
CounterPunch
We have to remind the American people of what they once knew but seem to have forgotten: that they don't want BIG government, or SMALL government; they don't want MORE government, or LESS government; ...
Haaretz reporter Uri Blau facing up to seven years in prison
Article
2011
Reporters without Borders
Journalist faces heavy jail sentence for using classified military papers to document human rights abuses and murders by the Israeli military.
Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to 10 Years
His Idealism Remains at Large
Hayase, Nozomi
Article
2013
Dissident Voice
28-year-old political activist Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release at the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. This was th...
How "Hate Crimes Against Police" Expose the Fatal Flaw Within Hate Crime Statutes
Cantú, Aaron
Article
2015
truthout
Hate crime legislation lent legitimacy to a 40-year carceral program that has wrought immense damage on communities of colour. In an ironic twist, the police - who've been the main enforcers of this p...
How the UAE Tried to Silence a Popular Arab Spring Activist
Hussain, Murtaza
Article
2014
The Intercept
Earlier this year (2014), as a wave of counterrevolution and repression continued to roll back popular democratic uprisings across the Middle East, one of the Arab Spring’s most popular online activis...
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...
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 Condemns United States "Desperate and Dangerous" Backlash over WikiLeaks
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the political backlash being mounted against the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks and accused the United States of attacking free spe...
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...
Information Terrorists?
The Vile Campaign Against Julian Assange and Wikileaks
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
CounterPunch
WikiLeaks is under concerted attack from the US government. Also under attack by the US government is the whole idea of freedom of thought and of information. It needs to be clearly understood that th...
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...
Israel Seeks Ways To Silence Human Rights Groups
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Countercurrents
In a bid to staunch the flow of damaging evidence of war crimes committed during Israel's winter assault on Gaza, the Israeli government has launched a campaign to clamp down on human rights groups, b...
Israel Targets Ha'aretz
"A Shin Bet State"
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Israel uses police state tactics to crush journalists who expose crimes committed by the military.
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...
Israel's new 'attack on freedom of speech'
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
The National
The Israeli government and its right-wing supporters have been waging a 'McCarthyite' campaign against human-rights groups.
Journalists are not Terrorists - Urgent Appeal of Life Sentences Given to Turkish Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
Journalists are not terrorists - this is the powerful message the European Federation of Journalists is sending to the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Stand Up for Journalism Day follo...
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...
Justice Department finally stops harassing New York Times reporter
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that New York Times reporter James Risen will not be called to testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer charged with leaking classi...
Kang Sheng
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Senior official in the Communist Party of China, in charge of security and repression of dissidents.
Long jail terms for three bloggers
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the long jail terms that three Saudi cyber-activists received this week. Blogger and human rights activist Raef Badawi's sentence for 'insulting Islam'; was in...
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
Article
2012
The Guardian
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
McCarran Internal Security Act
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The Internal Security Act (a.k.a the Subversive Activities Control Act, McCarran Act - after Pat McCarran - or ISA) of 1950 is a United States federal law that required the registration of Communist o...
McCarthyism
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
McCarthyism is a term used to describe the making of accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term has its origins in the period in the United States k...
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...
Microsoft, piracy, and independent media in Kyrgyzstan
O'Brien, Danny
Article
2010
Committee to Protect Journalists
Selective enforcement of alleged software infringement is being used with some frequency in the former Soviet republics as cover to harass independent media. Local law enforcement officials have been ...
More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Sources
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...
Mouths Wide Shut: Obamas War on Whistleblowers
Feffer, John
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The Obama administration has been ruthless in its prosecution of whistleblowers.
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
Article
2013
Reporters Without Borders
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under wa, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures incl...
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under way, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures inc...
No News is Not Good News
Cops Taping Protesters & Journalists
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
CounterPunch
If cops photograph and videotape protesters and journalists, it's news if it happens in China, but when it happens in the U.S., as it routinely does, the media are silent.
Palmer Raids
Wikipedia article
Article
The Palmer Raids were a series of raids by the United States Department of Justice intended to capture, arrest and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists, from the United States. The raids and...
Police in Tunisia's Gafsa mining region harass reporter for banned newspaper
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the way the police in Tunisia have been harassing political activist Ammar Amroussia in recent days. Amroussia writes for El Badil (Alternative), a banned ...
Police log 'domestic extremists' and keep database on activists
Forces survey and file details of peaceful protests and political activities
Lewis, Paul; Evans, Rob; Taylor, Matthew
Article
2009
The Guardian
'Domestic Extremists' are persons involved in political meetings and protests who are photographed and added to a national database by the UK police. This surveillance falls under the purview of "ter...
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-...
The Prosecution and Persecution of Bradley Manning
Setting An Example
ROHRICHT,ALYSSA
Article
2013
counterpunch
The desire to strip Manning of careful intent has been a tactic of the government that is prosecuting him and the mainstream media who parrot their propaganda from the start.
Quebecers' right to protest restricted after 2012 "Maple Spring" in Canada
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Article
2013
IFEX
In 2012, a massive student strike over tuition fee increases rocked Quebec and thousands took to the streets, marching in protest. In the aftermath, Montreal residents find that their ability to prote...
Red Scare
Wikipedia article
Article
A Red Scare is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism, used by anti-leftist proponents. In the United States, the First Red Scare was about worker (socialist) revolu...
RSF alarmed by journalist's arrest on terrorism charges in Bahrain
Sources News Release
Article
2016
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried by the terrorism charges brought against Mahmood Al Jazeeri, a journalist with the independent daily newspaper Al Wasat, who has been held for the past 11 da...
RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproport...
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...
Sedition Act of 1918
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The Sedition Act of 1918 was an Act of the United States Congress signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on May 16, 1918. It forbade the use of "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language...
Snowden journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged that US journalist Glen Greenwald's Brazilian partner David Miranda was detained and questioned for 9 hours at London's Heathrow airport under the UK's Terrorism ...
Software Meant to Fight Crime Is Used to Spy on Dissidents
Perlroth, Nicole
Article
2012
New York Times
Morgan Marquis-Boire works as a Google engineer and Bill Marczak is earning a Ph.D. in computer science. But this summer, the two men have been moonlighting as detectives, chasing an elusive surveilla...
SOS Media Burundi's dangerous reporting mission
Sources News Release
Article
2016
Reporters Without Borders
Almost the only relief for those in search of news in Burundi is to be found at SOS Media Burundi, a collective of journalists that emerged spontaneously within 48 hours of the destruction of the radi...
Statement to the Court
Saro-Wiwa, Ken
Article
1996
Against the Current
I have no doubt at all about the ultimate success of my cause, no matter the trials and tribulations which I and those who believe with me may encounter on our journey. Nor imprisonment or death can s...
10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have led to aggressive government repression. Burma leads the dishonor roll.
10 years in prison for circulating information in public interest
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old WikiLeaks informant and cyber-activist linked to Anonymous, has become the fourth whistleblower to receive a long jail sentence this year in the United States.
Thailand: Call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders joined by 31 other organisations in a call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom.
Tunisian journalist in desert prison could die from untreated asthma attacks
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous has been in extremely poor health since police arrested him on 15 July to begin serving a four-year jail sentence for covering protests in the Gafsa mining region o...
Turkey's Urban Uprising
The Struggle for Democracy against Inequality, Oligarchy, Oppression, and Tyranny
Marshall, Andrew Gavin
Article
2013
Dissident Voice
In Turkey, a wave of urban uprisings had spread across the country, involving hundreds of thousands of protesters, in dozens of cities, met with massive state repression and violence, resulting in a f...
Twelve journalists killed on Mindanao island in "dark day for press freedom"
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
At least 12 journalists were killed today in Maguindanao province, Philippines, by armed men, including two policemen, linked to the provinces governor. More than 30 other people were murdered.
UK government's culpable persecution of Guardian
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
We are deeply shocked by the British government's culpable persecution of the Guardian's journalists, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said today.
Unlawful Dissent
New Laws Around the Globe Don't Curb Inequity, They Undercut Social Protests and Gag Free Speech
Warnke, Brett
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The state is increasingly encroaching upon dissent as social conditions worsen.
Uyghur journalist and website editor sentenced to fifteen years in jail
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged at the harshness of a 15-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Gheyret Niyaz by a court in Urumqi, in Xinjiang province, China.
A War on Wikileaks?
Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon
Forte, Maximillian C.
Article
2010
CounterPunch
If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants t...
The Whistleblower's Tale
How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything
Maass, Peter
Unclassified
The Intercept
A CIA officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for whistleblowing and filing lawsuits of racial discrimination against the CIA. This is a story of a man who was beaten down and stood back up j...
Why Spain's new gag law is threat to free flow of information
Bergareche,Borja
Article
2015
Committee to Protect Journalists
Spain plans to ban demonstrations in front of government buildings on the basis of 'disturbing public safety'. The people of Spain refuse to accept this censorship and move to repeal the law by the en...


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