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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...
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Afghanistan: Press freedom in free-fall in run-up to presidential election
2009-03-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has released the report of a fact-finding visit to Afghanistan in January. Entitled â#oWe have free speech, but weâ##re not safe and we donâ##t act responsibly".
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.
Algeria : prosecutor requests two-month sentence for newspaper editor and reporter
2008-12-18
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to withdraw a criminal libel prosecution against the Algiers-based daily El Watan over a 2004 article accusing a â#oraquiâ## (faith healer and exorci...
Another journalist slain, special mechanism for protecting journalists announced
2012-08-17
Reporters without Borders
JoseNoel Canales Lagos, a 34-year-old journalist who had worked for the Hondudiario news website for the past 12 years, was gunned down in the capital on 10 August, bringing the number of journalists ...
Another reporter threatened with contempt for refusing to reveal sources
2009-02-10
Detroit Free Press reporter David Ashenfelter not to hold the journalist in contempt of court for refusing to identify confidential sources.
Arresting Journalists violates the law, must be stopped
2009-03-24
Palestine Institute for Communication and Development (PICD)
The Palestine Institute for Communication and Development (PICD) issued a press released condemning the targeting and arresting of Palestinian journalists in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Asesinato de dos periodistas en Guatemala y Honduras. La FEPALC y la FIP expresan su total consternacion
2009-04-17
La FederaciA#n Internacional de Periodistas (FIP) y la FederaciA#n de Perio
La FederaciA#n Internacional de Periodistas (FIP) y la FederaciA#n de Periodistas de AmA#rica Latina y el Caribe (FEPALC) expresan su consternaciA#n absoluta ante el asesinato, en menos de 48 horas de...
Authorities arrest two TV presenters in Kabul
2009-03-24
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by yesterdayâ##s arrests in Kabul of two commercial TV presenters, Fahim Kohdamani of Emroz and Ajmal Alamzai of Ariana TV.
Authorities urged to drop two bills that threaten media freedom
2010-09-24
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the South African government to abandon two proposed media laws, one to create a media tribunal and one to protect information involving #national security."
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...
"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.
Brazilian journalist Konig in hiding after threats
2012-12-20
Sources News Releases
Brazilian authorities must immediately provide protection to journalist Mauri Konig, who went into hiding on Monday after receiving death threats related to his reports on police corruption.
British journalists face five years in prison for filming without permit
2015-09-30
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the prosecution of British journalists Rebecca Prosser and Neil Bonner, who were arrested by the Indonesia navy in the Malacca Strait on 28 May for filming wit...
Burmese authorities detain freelance journalist
2009-10-30
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns and calls for the immediate release of freelance journalist and blogger Pai Soe Oo, who was detained by government authorities on Wednesday for q...
Call for release of jailed Pakistani journalist
2014-08-03
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International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in urging Afghanistan government to pardon the Pakistani journalist jailed for crossing the border into...
Cartoon magazine seized and banned as soon as first issue appears
2009-10-07
Reporters without Borders
The governmentâ##s decision to prosecute the company that published the new cartoon magazine Gedung Kartun for not having a permit is a setback for press freedom in Malaysia. â#oWe urge the interior m...
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.
China Imposes Yet More Restrictions on Journalists
2009-04-16
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns instructions to media issued by Chinaâs Prison Bureau and Central Propaganda Department that they must only report information distributed th...
China's tightening grasp on Hong Kong's press freedom
2014-09-08
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply worried that Hong Kong’s media managers lack sufficient independence to face ongoing political pressure from China.
A climate of fear endangers press freedom
2009-02-14
Committee to Protect Journalists
Today, the greatest threats to freedom of the press are more insidious than a generation ago because they are intended to induce a climate of fear and self-censorship through systematic violence and e...
Concerns grows after more abductions of journalists
2008-12-17
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the abduction of freelance photojournalist Shadreck Manyere and attempted abduction of Obrian Rwafa, a reporter with the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcastin...
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 award goes to jailed Sri Lankan journalist
2009-09-03
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists announced today that it will honor imprisoned Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam with a 2009 International Press Freedom Award.
CPJ calls for Iranian president's intervention in Saberi case
2009-03-09
Committee to Protect Journalists
With an American journalist now in an Iranian jail for more than five weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists called for the charges against her to be made public and for the Iranian government to...
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.
Croatia: Judicial harassment of war crimes reporter continues
2009-01-15
Zeljko Peratovic is accused of â#odisseminating information likely to upset the populationâ## under article 322/1 KZA of the criminal code.
Deadliest year for journalists since Reporters Without Borders began producing its annual roundup in 1995
2012-12-20
Reporters without Borders
This year has been exceptionally deadly, with a 33 per cent rise in the number of journalists killed in connection with their work over 2011. The worst-hit regions were the Middle East and Northern Af...
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...
Dissident journalist facing jail term on 'disrespect' charge
2009-05-14
Reporters Without Borders/ Reporters sans frontiA#res
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of independent journalist Alberto Santiago Du Bouchet, who was arrested after a verbal exchange with a policeman in Artemisa (in Havana provin...
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.
Editor, publisher charged with sedition in Bangladesh
2012-12-20
Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ is deeply concerned by sedition charges leveled against Mahmudur Rahman, the acting editor and majority owner of the Bengali-language pro-opposition daily Amar Desh and the paper's publisher, Alha...
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...
EFJ Joins International Press Freedom Mission to Spain
2014-12-04
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has taken part in a three-day international mission on press freedom in Spain from 1 to 3 December, carried out by six international media freedom organisa...
EFJ Protests Over "Intimidating Signal' to Media From Slovak Prime Minister
2009-04-09
European Federation of Journalists
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), today condemned a warning issued by Robert Fico, the Prime Minister of Slovakia, over media coverage of what he says are trouble-making extremist groups.
Egypt: Concerns with Draft Broadcast Law
2009-02-14
ARTICLE 19 and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
ARTICLE 19 and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information have serious concerns with the draft Broadcast Law released by the Egyptian authorities. A detailed analysis of the draft Law conducted b...
Eritrea - last in the World Press Freedom Index for the past eight years
2015-06-19
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails this week's report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea. The report says some of the human rights violations by President Issayas Afeworki's...
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.
FAJ says African journalists face series of threats ranging from safety and security, repressive laws, oppressive regimes
2009-04-26
Human Rights Defenders
Journalists and media workers in Africa face series of threats ranging from safety and security, repressive laws, oppressive regimes, monopolies, bad labour practices and unfair competition.
Fiji: Foreign Journalists Deported, Media Censored in State of Emergency
2009-04-17
International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX)
The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) are demanding that Fiji's military government stop deporting journalists and censoring the media after the go...
Four Al-Jazeera journalists arrested arbitrarily in Cairo
2014-01-07
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of four Al-Jazeera journalists by the Egyptian secret police in Cairo and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.
France: EFJ Concerned by Threats against Journalists after TV Report on Palestine
2011-10-14
International Federation of Journalists
The European Federation of Journalists expresses its support to journalists and unions at France 2 following threats made against the public channel's presenters over a television programme on the po...
Free Harry Nicolaides: Cyber-demonstration to call for the release of jailed Australian writer Harry Nicolaides
2009-02-09
Since the new government took office in Thailand in December, many punitive measures have been ordered in the kingâ##s name in order to silence criticism. Anyone commenting on the royal family is lia...
Freedom of information essential for peace in Turkey
2015-10-17
Reporters without Borders
At a time of alarming developments centred on the Kurdish issue, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report exploring the relationship between this issue and media freedom in Turkey.
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Government closes TV station owned by political rival
2008-12-17
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Madagascar governmentâ##s closure of Viva TV since 13 December, after it broadcast a message by former President Didier Ratsiraka.
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.
Honduras: Rule of law and civil liberties founder in year since coup
2010-06-28
Reporters Without Borders, World Association of Community Radio Broadcaster
Joint statement on the first anniversary of the 28 June 2009 coup d#état in Honduras.
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 Accuses NATO and Calls for Release of Al Jazeera Cameramen in Afghanistan
2010-09-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls for the release of two Al Jazeera cameramen, Mohammed Nader and Rahmatullah Nekzad, who were recently arrested in Afghanistan by the NATO-led fo...
IFJ and EFJ Demand End to Pressure on Journalists in Ukraine
2012-07-27
International Federation of Journalists - European Federation of Journalist
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), today demanded that the Ukraine President put end to the prosecution of o...
IFJ and EFJ launch a conference to tackle press freedom and labour rights in Turkey
2015-09-17
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and the Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) jointly host the ...
IFJ and FEPALC Condemn Attacks against Media and Journalists in Honduras
2009-07-01
IFJ and FEPALC
The IFJ and FEPALC have today strongly condemned attacks on journalists and the closure of media in Honduras.
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 Blames Hamas for Political Interference after Take-Over of PJS Office in Gaza
2011-10-14
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today accused the Hamas administration in Gaza of attempting to destabilize the leadership of the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS).
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 calls for media freedom as Sri Lankan presidential election approaches
2014-12-23
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on the government of Sri Lanka and state forces to ensure media freedom and the safety of journalists as the country's Presidential Elect...
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 Closure of Al Jazeera in Kuwait
2010-12-23
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today accused Kuwaiti authorities of intimidating the media after they closed down Al Jazeera's office in the county on Monday.
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 dismissal of respected Indian journalist and activist
2014-08-03
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Condemning the illegal dismissal of respected union leader Geetartha Pathak from the Assam Bani
IFJ Condemns Internet Censorship in Jordan
2011-02-09
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today accused the Jordanian government of stifling calls for democratic change after the country's intelligence service disabled a news website & removed a ...
IFJ Condemns Murderous Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan
2009-02-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists is shocked and horrified at the murder of Musa Khankhel, a reporter for The News International daily and Geo News channel, in the Matta sub-division of the ...
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 Outrageous Attacks on Media in Yemen
2009-05-07
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned attacks by Yemeni authorities on independent media which have been seized after the government accused them of publishing material all...
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 Return to State Censorship after Journalist's Expulsion in Russia
2011-02-08
International Federation of Journalists
The international Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today accused Russia of stepping back into the shadows of censorship and political intolerance after The Guardian's Moscow correspondent Luke Harding...
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 Strip Humiliation of Women Journalists in Sierra Leone
2009-02-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists strongly condemns the humiliating and degrading treatment suffered by four women journalists who were stripped naked in public in Sierra Leone while coverin...
IFJ Condemns Threats and Intimidation against Journalists in Somalia
2009-05-14
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists has condemned today the threats and intimidations against journalists in Somalia after the head of an Islamic militia group in Somalia warned journalists ag...
IFJ Demands End to Intimidation as Iran Shuts Journalists' Association
2009-08-07
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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 Demands Overhaul of Repressive Media Laws in the Middle East
2009-05-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Launching its â##Breaking the Chains' annual report into press freedom violations in the Arab World and Iran, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for a radical overhaul of ...
IFJ/EFJ Call on Montenegrin Authorities to Protect Media Freedom Following Attacks
2014-01-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have expressed their dismay after learning that an explosive device was discovered in the offices of ...
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 hails the strike of Egyptian colleagues denouncing the stifling press freedom in the country
2015-06-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) hailed the strike action taken on 10 June by Egyptian journalists in response to the call made by the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate's (EJS) Freedom C...
IFJ Hits Out over Arrest and Detention of Journalists in Palestine
2009-02-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today condemned the "unjustified" detention of journalists by the Palestinian Authority's Preventive Security Services.
IFJ Joins Call for Release of Palestinian Journalists Held in Israel
2011-09-08
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today joined the call by its affiliate in Palestine, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), and Al Jazeera for the immediate release of journali...
IFJ Joins Condemnation of Mindless Violence against Journalists in Cameroon
2011-10-05
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its African group, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), in condemning the brutal attack and subsequent arrests journalists who were cove...
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
2013-11-06
International Federation of Journalists
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
IFJ Marks 'End of Deadly Decade' With Report on Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2009
2010-02-01
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on journalists and media workers who died in the exercise of journalism in 2009. The report provides detailed information of m...
IFJ Marks World Press Freedom Day by Calling for Release of Jailed Journalists
2012-05-02
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates are marking this year's World Press Freedom Day by calling for the release of journalists held for their professional activities.
IFJ Presses UN for Action on Media Killings after Violence Claims 106 Lives of Journalists and Media Staff in 2011
2012-01-03
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists urges UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to take drastic action against governments of the most dangerous countries for media after it published its annual li...
IFJ Releases Press Freedom Report for South Asia
2010-04-30
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in association with the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) will officially release the eighth annual report on press freedom in South Asia at...
IFJ Reports Heavy Media Loss to Violence after 97 Journalists Died in 2010
2011-01-11
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists warns that journalists and media personnel remain prime targets for political extremists, gangsters and terrorists as it announced that at least 94 journali...
IFJ and SAMSN condemn threats to Sri Lankan journalist
2014-08-03
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Soli
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) join Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) in strongly condemning death threats issued to Suni...
IFJ Slams Iran over Jail Term for Leading Journalist
2010-09-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today accused Iranian authorities of a continuing and unrelenting campaign of intimidation against media after a court condemned leading journalist and auth...
IFJ to Hold 'Journalism in Shadow of Anti-Terror Laws' Conference on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks in US
2011-09-08
Sources News Releases
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European Group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) are holding an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the terr...
IFJ Welcomes “Ground-breaking” Decision by Singapore Court to Quash Order on Journalist’s Sources
2014-01-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today welcomed the landmark decision of a Singapore Court of Appeal to overturn an order that a journalist should disclose his sources for an arti...
IFJ/EFJ Call for Greek Government to Revoke Closure of Public Broadcaster
2013-06-13
International Federation of Journalists
Journalists' organizations call on the Greek government to immediately revoke their unprecedented decision to close down its public broadcasting station ERT.
Impunity and "Callous Indifference" Remain Threats as New Wave of Media Killings Wipes out Optimism
2009-02-05
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on the killings of journalists in 2008 with a warning that 2009 could be the deadliest year yet for journalists.
In Iran, Roxana Saberi charged with espionage
2009-04-09
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that the Iranian government has charged Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi with espionage.
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...
Iranian-American journalist gets eight years on spying charge
2009-04-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders â#ofirmly condemnsâ## the eight-year prison sentence which a Tehran revolutionary court passed on Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi on a charge of spying for the Unit...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
2009-05-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
2009-06-17
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israeli authorities close Palestinian media centre in East Jerusalem
2009-05-12
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday morning's decision by the Israeli internal security ministry to shut down the Palestinian media centre that had been set up in the East Jerusalem.
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...
Jailed Zimbabwe journalist Honored by Black Journalists group
2009-05-02
National Association of Black Journalists (US)
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced that Anderson Shadreck Manyere, a freelance photojournalist in Zimbabwe, will receive the organizationâ##s 2009 Percy Qoboza Award.
Journalist Abdolreza Tajik, 2010 press freedom prize winner, is freed from prison
2010-12-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release on bail last evening of journalist Abdolreza Tajik, winner of the organisation’s 2010 press freedom award, after his family put up bail for a third...
Journalist fights the Obama administration over its sources
2011-10-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is asking the Department of Justice to withdraw the appeal it issued yesterday against New York Times reporter James Risen to force him to testify about his confidential sour...
Journalist serving 150-day jail term for insulting Hungarian far-right politician
2012-07-31
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 150-day jail sentence that a Serbian journalist received for allegedly insulting a Hungarian far-right politician.
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...
Journalists banned from going to Gaza Strip
2002-02-14
Reporters Without Borders
Journalists Call Israel to Account over "Premeditated and Precise" attacks on Media in Gaza
2009-03-06
International Federation of Journalists
The targeting of media by the Israeli military during last month's offensive in the Gaza Strip was "premeditated and precise" and in violation of international law, says the International Federation o...
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...
Judicial authorities unearth more libel cases against national daily
2008-12-30
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the judicial harassment of the French-language daily Al-Watan that has continued since its libel conviction on 23 December.
Kazakhstan: Investigative reporter held arbitrarily in northeastern city
2015-06-19
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns investigative reporter Yaroslav Golyshkin's arbitrary detention for the past month in a prison in the northeastern city of Pavlodar and calls on the judicial system ...
Kazakhstan: RFE/RL website editor beaten unconscious in Almaty
2009-01-22
Reporters without Borders
Ermek Boltay, a young journalist who edits the website of Radio Free Europe/Radio Libertyâ##s Kazakh-language service, was beaten unconscious outside his home in Almaty on 18 January.
Kenya: Faiths Join Protests Against Curbs on Media Freedom
2008-12-17
Catholic Information Service for Africa
Violent scenes reminiscent of the dark days of President Daniel Moiâ##s dictatorship have returned to the Kenyan capital after parliament passed a bill which tightens the stateâ##s grip on the broadca...
Kenya: President deals major blow to press freedom
2009-01-04
Kenyan President deals major blow to press freedom. Also known as the â#oICT Billâ##, the new legislation provides for heavy fines and prison sentences for press offences. It also gives the government...
Leaders urged to give joint commitment to press freedom
2009-04-16
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders hopes the two-day Summit of the Americas that begins tomorrow in Trinidad and Tobago will result in a firm commitment to media freedom and human rights by the participating p...
Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi launches legal action against three Moroccan newspapers
2009-04-23
Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI)
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) has described today the complaints made by the Libyan Embassy in Rabat against three Moroccan newspapers as a threat to freedom of expression an...
Local newspaper reporter dies two days after beating, human rights activist attacked outside Moscow home
2009-04-01
Sergey Protazanov, a reporter for Grajdanskoye Soglasye, a local newspaper based in the north Moscow suburb of Khimki, died at his home on 30 March, two days after being attacked and beaten.
Malaysia: CIJ and WAMI condemn suspension of opposition newspapers
2009-03-24
Centre for Independent Journalism
Malaysia: Harakah and Suara Keadilan opposition newspapers suspended for three months
Malaysian website reporter arrested and charged under Sedition Act
2014-09-12
International Federation of Journalists
Malaysiakini news website reporter Susan Loone is facing a possible three-year jail term under the 1948 Sedition Act following her arrest in George Town, the capital of the northwestern state of Penan...
Media control and intimidation a reality for 5.5 billion, says WAN-IFRA
2011-10-20
This year, 44 journalists have already been murdered, says the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which launched a review of press freedom around the world during World Ne...
Media unions oppose closure of Greek public broadcaster ERT
2013-06-13
UNI MEI Global Union
UNI MEI calls for resistance to support Greek public service broadcasting, its workers and their union POSPERT
Mexican journalist who covered police is abducted and killed
2009-05-27
Committee to Protect Journalists
Authorities found the body of a journalist who covered the police beat in northern Mexico after he was abducted from his house on Monday night, according to Mexican news reports.
Mexico: Investigating attack on Monterrey TV studios a "test" for federal justice ministry
2009-01-07
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders hopes for quick results from the investigation into yesterdayâ##s armed attack in Monterrey in which gunmen threw a grenade and opened fire on the regional studios of the pri...
Mexico: Molotov cocktails thrown at Oaxaca newspaper editor's home
2009-01-12
The home of Carlos Velasco Molina, the editor of the weekly El Correo de Oaxaca, in the southwestern city of Oaxaca in Mexico, is attacked.
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...
More than 100 media sign the Reporters Without Borders petition for international journalists to be allowed into the Gaza Strip
2009-01-14
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for support by the international media and again urges the Israeli authorities to lift the ban on foreign media access to the Gaza Strip that has been i...
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...
Moroccan journalists face charges of defaming Qaddafi
2009-05-19
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by the start of court proceedings today against five Moroccan journalists charged with publicly harming Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and hurting his d...
Morocco Must Focus on Media Reform, not Attacking Women Journalists
2014-07-03
International Federation of Journalists
The Executive Committee of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called for the Moroccan government to promote press freedom and protect journalists in the country.
Murder attempt against pro-ChA¡vez journalist in Portuguesa state
2009-01-15
A murder attempt against Rafael Finol, political correspondent on the privately-owned daily El Regional in Acarigua, Portuguesa state, central-western Venezuela.
National Press Club awardee held for past 18 months in Bahrain
2014-08-03
Reporters without Borders
Call for the release of the internationally-known Bahraini photographer Ahmed Humaidan
New counterterrorism law in China deadly for online press freedom
2015-02-02
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern over the National Security Law Bill which is soon to be considered by the Standing Committee of National Congress in China in...
New online censorship campaign extinguishes last flicker of Olympic torch
2009-01-14
Reporters without Broders
China's campaign against 'Internet porn' is targetting political and human rights websites such as Amnesty International's. Bullog (http://www.bullog.cn), a political blog portal, has been inaccessibl...
Newspaper editor in coma after latest case of violence against journalists
2009-05-02
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about newspaper editor Vyacheslav Yaroshenko, who is in a coma after being attacked and beaten outside his home in the southern city of Rostov-on-Do...
Newspaper reporter arrested as she returns to Israel from Gaza Strip
2009-05-14
Reporters Without Borders/ Reporters Sans frontiA#res
Reporters Without Borders condemns Israeli newspaper reporter Amira Hassâ##s arrest at the Erez border crossing yesterday as she returned to Israel after spending four months in the Gaza Strip reporti...
North Korea: Two American journalists face up to 10 years in labour camps
2009-04-01
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the North Korean authorities not to go ahead with their announced intention to try two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, on charges of entering the country...
Outrage at fatal shooting of newspaper editor in Colombo
2009-01-08
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, who was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle as he drove to work this morning in Colombo.
Ouvrez la bande de Gaza A  la presse !
2009-01-09
Ouvrez la bande de Gaza A  la presse ! Appel des mA#dias du monde entier et de Reporters sans frontiA#res aux autoritA#s israA#liennes.
Pakistan: Press freedom activist attacked in Lahore
2009-02-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders voices its supports for journalist Imtiaz Alam, the secretary general of the South Asia Free Media Association (SAMFA), a regional press freedom group, who was attacked in La...
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.
Press freedom activist badly beaten in Colombo, hospitalised
2009-06-02
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by an assault on Poddala Jayantha, the secretary-general of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA), the country's leading journalists organisation.
Press freedom dealt a serious blow as two AFP reporters are attacked by Israeli soldiers in Nablus
2015-09-30
International Federation of Journalists
Condemnation of the appalling attack on two AFP reporters by Israeli soldiers and calling for end of impunity enjoyed by Israeli army which undermines freedom of information.
Press Freedom, Free Expression Still Under Threat in Indonesia
2014-12-19
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
An international delegation visiting Indonesia last week raised concerns about the current state of media freedom in the country, calling on the Widodo administration to take a new approach towards fr...
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
2009-05-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) & South Asia Media Solidarity
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
Prison for press law violation in EU founding member
2012-09-28
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders denounces as outrageous the sentencing of an Italian journalist to 14 months in prison on a libel conviction.
Reporter shot and killed in Rawalpindi
2009-03-30
Committee to Protect Journalists
Pakistani authorities must not allow Thursday's shooting death of veteran Pakistani reporter Raja Assad Hameed in Rawalpindi go uninvestigated and unprosecuted, the Committee to Protect Journalists sa...
Reporters arrested, roughed up while covering Occupy Wall Street protests
2011-10-14
Reporters without Borders
The often violent response to the Occupy Wall Street campaign that is growing in the United States and elsewhere is affecting the freedom to inform. Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of r...
Reporters without Borders Prize for Press Freedom
2012-12-20
Reporters without Borders
The 2012 Reporters Without Borders - Le Monde - TV5Monde Press Freedom Prize has been awarded to the Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish and the Afghan daily 8Sobh.
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...
Reuters photographer begins second year in US military detention
2009-09-03
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing American refusal to release Reuters photographer Ibrahim Jassam, who today begins his second year of detention by the US military in Iraq.
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.
Roxana Saberi's family and lawyers under strong pressure from Iranian authorities
2009-05-02
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iranian government's attempts to intimidate Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, her family and her lawyers. Sentenced to 8 years in prison on a spying cha...
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...
SEAJU calls on Malaysian Government to support press freedom
2014-12-23
South East Asia Journalists Union (SEAJU)
A free press is a fundamental feature of a vibrant and accountable democracy. An independent press acts as a disseminator of information as well as a check and balance of elected representatives and g...
Security laws attack Australia's press freedom
2014-09-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in describing the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill No 1 an outrageous ...
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.
Seven journalists injured by Israeli soldiers in West Bank since January 2009
2009-04-23
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the repeated use of violence against journalists covering peaceful demonstrations in the West Bank in protest against the construction of the Security Wall. The Isra...
17 journalists charged with contempt in Myanmar
2015-06-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalists Unions (SEAJU) strongly criticizes the charges filed against 17 journalists in Myanmar (Burma) by the government.
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.
62 reporters killed in 2008, Reporters without Borders reports
2008-12-30
Press Freedom Round-up 2008: Better figures despite a hostile climate and more Internet repression.
Somalia: Director of HornAfrik radio murdered in Mogadishu
2009-02-05
The director of Somalia's HornAfrik radio, Said Tahlil, has been shot dead in the capitalâ##s market district of Bakara. His murder comes 16 months after the radioâ##s former director, Ali Imam Sharma...
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.
South African journalists probed over scandal coverage
2012-07-31
Committee to Protect Journalists
South African authorities should immediately drop a criminal investigation against three newspaper journalists who have sought to report details on a multi-billion-dollar arms scandal, the Committee t...
South Korean authorities must release journalists' leader
2009-04-01
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on authorities in South Korea to immediately release YTN union chairman Jong-Myun Roh, who has been detained for 10 days since being arrested ah...
Sri Lanka Army holding three doctors who gave information to press
2009-05-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the Sri Lankan authorities to quickly release three Tamil doctors who have been arrested for providing the news media with information about the humanitarian situation ...
Sri Lanka: Call for journalists to be let into area where "a major humanitarian crisis" is unfolding with no media presence
2009-04-11
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders reminds Sri Lanka's government of its international undertakings as the media continue to be prevented from moving about freely in the north especially in the area where tens...
Sri Lanka: Government urged to punish violence against independent media outlets after new attack
2009-01-06
A pre-dawn attack by a dozen heavily-armed men that badly damaged the studios of the Maharaja Television/Broadcasting Network (MTV/MBC) in Pannipitiya, near Colombo, after charges that the networkâ##s...
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.
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...
Taiwan: Public media independence threatened, despite government denials
2008-12-17
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou to keep his promises to us to respect public media independence.
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.
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.
Turkmenistan: NGOs urge president to include imprisoned journalists in amnesty
2009-02-04
NGOs urge Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov to release imprisoned journalists as part of the amnesty that will be announced on 19 February, national flag day in Turkmenistan.
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.
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
2009-11-17
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...
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.
UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2009 to be awarded posthumously to Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge
2009-04-07
UNESCO
The late Sri Lankan journalist and editor of the Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was assassinated on 8 January this year, has been named laureate of the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize...
United Nations urged to insist on respect for media freedom
2010-12-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the UN Human Rights Council and other international bodies to pay close attention to the press freedom situation in Côte d’Ivoire.
U.S. reporter found guilty of obstruction, faces 4 years in jail
2009-05-07
Committee to Protect Journalists
The CPJ is concerned about the prosecution of American reporter Diane Bukowski, who was found guilty of 2 felony counts of resisting, obstructing, opposing, and endangering two Michigan state troopers...
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.
Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on
2014-04-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and freedom of informatio...
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...
World Press Freedom Day: Statement from the Media Foundation for West Africa
2009-05-02
Media Foundation for West Africa
The theme for this year's celebration of World Press Freedom Day, Media, Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, could not have been more appropriate in any other year than this one, particularly for count...
World press freedom groups call for Saberi's release
2009-04-24
Thirty-five members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) join CPJ and Reporters Without Borders in a letter to the head of Iran's judiciary calling for the release of imprisoned ...

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Afghanistan: Press freedom in free-fall in run-up to presidential election
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has released the report of a fact-finding visit to Afghanistan in January. Entitled â#oWe have free speech, but weâ##re not safe and we donâ##t act responsibly".
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.
Another reporter threatened with contempt for refusing to reveal sources
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Detroit Free Press reporter David Ashenfelter not to hold the journalist in contempt of court for refusing to identify confidential sources.
Arresting Journalists violates the law, must be stopped
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Palestine Institute for Communication and Development (PICD)
The Palestine Institute for Communication and Development (PICD) issued a press released condemning the targeting and arresting of Palestinian journalists in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Authorities arrest two TV presenters in Kabul
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by yesterdayâ##s arrests in Kabul of two commercial TV presenters, Fahim Kohdamani of Emroz and Ajmal Alamzai of Ariana TV.
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...
British journalists face five years in prison for filming without permit
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the prosecution of British journalists Rebecca Prosser and Neil Bonner, who were arrested by the Indonesia navy in the Malacca Strait on 28 May for filming wit...
Burmese media combating censorship
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Call for release of jailed Pakistani journalist
Sources News Release
Article
2014
http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/browse/weiter/backpid/51/article/cal
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in urging Afghanistan government to pardon the Pakistani journalist jailed for crossing the border into...
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...
Cartoon magazine seized and banned as soon as first issue appears
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
The governmentâ##s decision to prosecute the company that published the new cartoon magazine Gedung Kartun for not having a permit is a setback for press freedom in Malaysia. â#oWe urge the interior m...
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 Imposes Yet More Restrictions on Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns instructions to media issued by Chinaâs Prison Bureau and Central Propaganda Department that they must only report information distributed th...
A climate of fear endangers press freedom
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
Today, the greatest threats to freedom of the press are more insidious than a generation ago because they are intended to induce a climate of fear and self-censorship through systematic violence and e...
Comments on The Latest Prussian Censorship Instruction
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
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.
Concerns grows after more abductions of journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2008
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the abduction of freelance photojournalist Shadreck Manyere and attempted abduction of Obrian Rwafa, a reporter with the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcastin...
Content Magazine - Number 6
April 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine
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...
Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West's Real Religion
Greenwald,Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
A TV sports commentator in Australia, Scott McIntyre, was summarily fired by his public broadcasting employer, Special Broadcasting Services (SBS), because of a series of tweets he posted about the vi...
CPJ award goes to jailed Sri Lankan journalist
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists announced today that it will honor imprisoned Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam with a 2009 International Press Freedom Award.
Croatia: Judicial harassment of war crimes reporter continues
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Zeljko Peratovic is accused of â#odisseminating information likely to upset the populationâ## under article 322/1 KZA of the criminal code.
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.
Defamation cases quashing press freedom in Indonesia
IFJ Asia - Pacific
Article
2015
IFJ
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI) in expressing strong concern for a growing number of criminal defamation charges against the med...
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...
Dissident journalist facing jail term on 'disrespect' charge
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders/ Reporters sans frontiA#res
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of independent journalist Alberto Santiago Du Bouchet, who was arrested after a verbal exchange with a policeman in Artemisa (in Havana provin...
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...
EFJ Protests Over "Intimidating Signal' to Media From Slovak Prime Minister
Sources News Release
Article
2009
European Federation of Journalists
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), today condemned a warning issued by Robert Fico, the Prime Minister of Slovakia, over media coverage of what he says are trouble-making extremist groups.
Environmental journalists censored and assaulted
Article
2009
IFEX
Journalists worldwide risk their lives to report on environmental degradation. In the fight against climate change, the media is a watchdog for corrupt governments that obstruct efforts to protect the...
Eritrea - last in the World Press Freedom Index for the past eight years
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails this week's report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea. The report says some of the human rights violations by President Issayas Afeworki's...
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 says African journalists face series of threats ranging from safety and security, repressive laws, oppressive regimes
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Human Rights Defenders
Journalists and media workers in Africa face series of threats ranging from safety and security, repressive laws, oppressive regimes, monopolies, bad labour practices and unfair competition.
Fame & Fortune Online
Website
Sources
Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
Fiji: Foreign Journalists Deported, Media Censored in State of Emergency
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX)
The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) are demanding that Fiji's military government stop deporting journalists and censoring the media after the go...
Four Al-Jazeera journalists arrested arbitrarily in Cairo
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of four Al-Jazeera journalists by the Egyptian secret police in Cairo and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.
Free Harry Nicolaides: Cyber-demonstration to call for the release of jailed Australian writer Harry Nicolaides
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Since the new government took office in Thailand in December, many punitive measures have been ordered in the kingâ##s name in order to silence criticism. Anyone commenting on the royal family is lia...
Freedom of information essential for peace in Turkey
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters without Borders
At a time of alarming developments centred on the Kurdish issue, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report exploring the relationship between this issue and media freedom in Turkey.
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.
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Government closes TV station owned by political rival
Sources News Release
Article
2008
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Madagascar governmentâ##s closure of Viva TV since 13 December, after it broadcast a message by former President Didier Ratsiraka.
The grim toll of attacks on press freedom
Article
Reporters Without Borders
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.
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 and FEPALC Condemn Attacks against Media and Journalists in Honduras
Sources News Release
Article
2009
IFJ and FEPALC
The IFJ and FEPALC have today strongly condemned attacks on journalists and the closure of media in Honduras.
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 dismissal of respected Indian journalist and activist
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Condemning the illegal dismissal of respected union leader Geetartha Pathak from the Assam Bani
IFJ Condemns Murderous Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists is shocked and horrified at the murder of Musa Khankhel, a reporter for The News International daily and Geo News channel, in the Matta sub-division of the ...
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 Outrageous Attacks on Media in Yemen
Sources News Release
Article
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned attacks by Yemeni authorities on independent media which have been seized after the government accused them of publishing material all...
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 Return to State Censorship after Journalist's Expulsion in Russia
Sources News Release
Article
2011
International Federation of Journalists
The international Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today accused Russia of stepping back into the shadows of censorship and political intolerance after The Guardian's Moscow correspondent Luke Harding...
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 Strip Humiliation of Women Journalists in Sierra Leone
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists strongly condemns the humiliating and degrading treatment suffered by four women journalists who were stripped naked in public in Sierra Leone while coverin...
IFJ Condemns Threats and Intimidation against Journalists in Somalia
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists has condemned today the threats and intimidations against journalists in Somalia after the head of an Islamic militia group in Somalia warned journalists ag...
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 Demands Overhaul of Repressive Media Laws in the Middle East
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Launching its â##Breaking the Chains' annual report into press freedom violations in the Arab World and Iran, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for a radical overhaul of ...
IFJ/EFJ Call on Montenegrin Authorities to Protect Media Freedom Following Attacks
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have expressed their dismay after learning that an explosive device was discovered in the offices of ...
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 hails the strike of Egyptian colleagues denouncing the stifling press freedom in the country
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) hailed the strike action taken on 10 June by Egyptian journalists in response to the call made by the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate's (EJS) Freedom C...
IFJ Hits Out over Arrest and Detention of Journalists in Palestine
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today condemned the "unjustified" detention of journalists by the Palestinian Authority's Preventive Security Services.
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
IFJ Marks 'End of Deadly Decade' With Report on Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2009
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on journalists and media workers who died in the exercise of journalism in 2009. The report provides detailed information of m...
IFJ Releases Press Freedom Report for South Asia
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in association with the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) will officially release the eighth annual report on press freedom in South Asia at...
IFJ and SAMSN condemn threats to Sri Lankan journalist
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Soli
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) join Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) in strongly condemning death threats issued to Suni...
Impunity and "Callous Indifference" Remain Threats as New Wave of Media Killings Wipes out Optimism
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on the killings of journalists in 2008 with a warning that 2009 could be the deadliest year yet for journalists.
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...
Iranian-American journalist gets eight years on spying charge
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders â#ofirmly condemnsâ## the eight-year prison sentence which a Tehran revolutionary court passed on Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi on a charge of spying for the Unit...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israeli army's attitude: Regret, but no real enquiries and certainly no one punished
Visser, Nadette de; Cazes, Séverine
Article
2003
Reporters without Borders
The issue of the security of journalists working in the Occupied Territories cloaks another major political issue, that of the restrictions which the Israeli army imposes in the name of security on jo...
Israeli authorities close Palestinian media centre in East Jerusalem
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday morning's decision by the Israeli internal security ministry to shut down the Palestinian media centre that had been set up in the East Jerusalem.
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...
Jailed Zimbabwe journalist Honored by Black Journalists group
Sources News Release
Article
2009
National Association of Black Journalists (US)
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced that Anderson Shadreck Manyere, a freelance photojournalist in Zimbabwe, will receive the organizationâ##s 2009 Percy Qoboza Award.
Journalist fights the Obama administration over its sources
Sources News Release
Article
2011
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is asking the Department of Justice to withdraw the appeal it issued yesterday against New York Times reporter James Risen to force him to testify about his confidential sour...
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 Call Israel to Account over "Premeditated and Precise" attacks on Media in Gaza
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The targeting of media by the Israeli military during last month's offensive in the Gaza Strip was "premeditated and precise" and in violation of international law, says the International Federation o...
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...
Kazakhstan: Investigative reporter held arbitrarily in northeastern city
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns investigative reporter Yaroslav Golyshkin's arbitrary detention for the past month in a prison in the northeastern city of Pavlodar and calls on the judicial system ...
Kazakhstan: RFE/RL website editor beaten unconscious in Almaty
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Ermek Boltay, a young journalist who edits the website of Radio Free Europe/Radio Libertyâ##s Kazakh-language service, was beaten unconscious outside his home in Almaty on 18 January.
Kenya: Faiths Join Protests Against Curbs on Media Freedom
Sources News Release
Article
2008
Catholic Information Service for Africa
Violent scenes reminiscent of the dark days of President Daniel Moiâ##s dictatorship have returned to the Kenyan capital after parliament passed a bill which tightens the stateâ##s grip on the broadca...
Kenya: President deals major blow to press freedom
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Kenyan President deals major blow to press freedom. Also known as the â#oICT Billâ##, the new legislation provides for heavy fines and prison sentences for press offences. It also gives the government...
Legal decisions threaten press freedom
Minus Five
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1979
Seven News
Local newspaper reporter dies two days after beating, human rights activist attacked outside Moscow home
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Sergey Protazanov, a reporter for Grajdanskoye Soglasye, a local newspaper based in the north Moscow suburb of Khimki, died at his home on 30 March, two days after being attacked and beaten.
Malaysian website reporter arrested and charged under Sedition Act
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
Malaysiakini news website reporter Susan Loone is facing a possible three-year jail term under the 1948 Sedition Act following her arrest in George Town, the capital of the northwestern state of Penan...
Media control and intimidation a reality for 5.5 billion, says WAN-IFRA
Sources News Release
Article
2011
This year, 44 journalists have already been murdered, says the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which launched a review of press freedom around the world during World Ne...
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...
Mexican journalist who covered police is abducted and killed
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
Authorities found the body of a journalist who covered the police beat in northern Mexico after he was abducted from his house on Monday night, according to Mexican news reports.
Mexico: Molotov cocktails thrown at Oaxaca newspaper editor's home
Sources News Release
Article
2009
The home of Carlos Velasco Molina, the editor of the weekly El Correo de Oaxaca, in the southwestern city of Oaxaca in Mexico, is attacked.
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...
Militants Destroy Journalists' Houses in Pakistan
Article
2009
Asia Media Forum
Despite government high claims of clearing the area of militants, militants have started attacking journalists# houses in the Buner district of northwestern Pakistan.
More than 100 media sign the Reporters Without Borders petition for international journalists to be allowed into the Gaza Strip
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for support by the international media and again urges the Israeli authorities to lift the ban on foreign media access to the Gaza Strip that has been i...
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...
Moroccan journalists face charges of defaming Qaddafi
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by the start of court proceedings today against five Moroccan journalists charged with publicly harming Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and hurting his d...
Murder attempt against pro-ChA¡vez journalist in Portuguesa state
Sources News Release
Article
2009
A murder attempt against Rafael Finol, political correspondent on the privately-owned daily El Regional in Acarigua, Portuguesa state, central-western Venezuela.
National Press Club awardee held for past 18 months in Bahrain
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Call for the release of the internationally-known Bahraini photographer Ahmed Humaidan
New counterterrorism law in China deadly for online press freedom
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern over the National Security Law Bill which is soon to be considered by the Standing Committee of National Congress in China in...
New online censorship campaign extinguishes last flicker of Olympic torch
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Broders
China's campaign against 'Internet porn' is targetting political and human rights websites such as Amnesty International's. Bullog (http://www.bullog.cn), a political blog portal, has been inaccessibl...
Newspaper editor in coma after latest case of violence against journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about newspaper editor Vyacheslav Yaroshenko, who is in a coma after being attacked and beaten outside his home in the southern city of Rostov-on-Do...
Newspaper reporter arrested as she returns to Israel from Gaza Strip
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders/ Reporters Sans frontiA#res
Reporters Without Borders condemns Israeli newspaper reporter Amira Hassâ##s arrest at the Erez border crossing yesterday as she returned to Israel after spending four months in the Gaza Strip reporti...
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...
Outrage at fatal shooting of newspaper editor in Colombo
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, who was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle as he drove to work this morning in Colombo.
Pakistan: Press freedom activist attacked in Lahore
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders voices its supports for journalist Imtiaz Alam, the secretary general of the South Asia Free Media Association (SAMFA), a regional press freedom group, who was attacked in La...
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.
Press freedom activist badly beaten in Colombo, hospitalised
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by an assault on Poddala Jayantha, the secretary-general of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA), the country's leading journalists organisation.
Press freedom dealt a serious blow as two AFP reporters are attacked by Israeli soldiers in Nablus
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
Condemnation of the appalling attack on two AFP reporters by Israeli soldiers and calling for end of impunity enjoyed by Israeli army which undermines freedom of information.
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) & South Asia Media Solidarity
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
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...
Reuters photographer begins second year in US military detention
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing American refusal to release Reuters photographer Ibrahim Jassam, who today begins his second year of detention by the US military in Iraq.
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.
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...
Security laws attack Australia's press freedom
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in describing the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill No 1 an outrageous ...
Seven journalists injured by Israeli soldiers in West Bank since January 2009
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the repeated use of violence against journalists covering peaceful demonstrations in the West Bank in protest against the construction of the Security Wall. The Isra...
17 journalists charged with contempt in Myanmar
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalists Unions (SEAJU) strongly criticizes the charges filed against 17 journalists in Myanmar (Burma) by the government.
62 reporters killed in 2008, Reporters without Borders reports
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Press Freedom Round-up 2008: Better figures despite a hostile climate and more Internet repression.
Somalia: Director of HornAfrik radio murdered in Mogadishu
Sources News Release
Article
2009
The director of Somalia's HornAfrik radio, Said Tahlil, has been shot dead in the capitalâ##s market district of Bakara. His murder comes 16 months after the radioâ##s former director, Ali Imam Sharma...
South Korean authorities must release journalists' leader
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on authorities in South Korea to immediately release YTN union chairman Jong-Myun Roh, who has been detained for 10 days since being arrested ah...
Sri Lanka: Government urged to punish violence against independent media outlets after new attack
Sources News Release
Article
2009
A pre-dawn attack by a dozen heavily-armed men that badly damaged the studios of the Maharaja Television/Broadcasting Network (MTV/MBC) in Pannipitiya, near Colombo, after charges that the networkâ##s...
Taiwan: Public media independence threatened, despite government denials
Sources News Release
Article
2008
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou to keep his promises to us to respect public media independence.
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.
30 Days For Freedom
Website
2014
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
30 Days for Freedom highlights the plight of jailed journalists worldwide by focusing on 30 individuals currently imprisoned because of their work.
Trump v. the Media: a Fight to the Death
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2017
CounterPunch
At present, this is a golden era in American journalism, because established media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post find themselves under unprecedented and open attacks ...
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.
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...
UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2009 to be awarded posthumously to Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge
Sources News Release
Article
2009
UNESCO
The late Sri Lankan journalist and editor of the Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was assassinated on 8 January this year, has been named laureate of the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize...
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1738
UN Security Council
Article
2006
Resolution 1738, adopted by the UN Security Council, protects journalists operating in conflict areas.
U.S. reporter found guilty of obstruction, faces 4 years in jail
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The CPJ is concerned about the prosecution of American reporter Diane Bukowski, who was found guilty of 2 felony counts of resisting, obstructing, opposing, and endangering two Michigan state troopers...
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.
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State
Free Press and the National Security State
Greenwald, Robert
Film/Video
2013
Brave New Films
During his election campaigns, Barak Obama promised the most transparent administration in U.S. history. Cynics can rejoice in the fact that the Obama administration has indicted more people for viola...
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...
Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and freedom of informatio...
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...
World Press Freedom Day: Statement from the Media Foundation for West Africa
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Media Foundation for West Africa
The theme for this year's celebration of World Press Freedom Day, Media, Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, could not have been more appropriate in any other year than this one, particularly for count...
World press freedom groups call for Saberi's release
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Thirty-five members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) join CPJ and Reporters Without Borders in a letter to the head of Iran's judiciary calling for the release of imprisoned ...
The Wrong Solution To The Wrong Problem
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
What is it to have free press?

Sources Bookshelf

Content Magazine - Number 6
April 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
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...
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...
Sources.com
Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...


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