Press Freedom

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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...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
A climate of fear endangers press freedom
Article
2009
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.
Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West's Real Religion
Greenwald,Glenn
Article
2015
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...
Eyes With Legs
Dinh, Linh
Article
2010
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 ...
The First Trial of the Neue Rheinische Zeitung
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Article
1849
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.
Israeli army's attitude: Regret, but no real enquiries and certainly no one punished
Visser, Nadette de; Cazes, Séverine
Article
2003
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 journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
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...
Journalists Killed since 1992
Article
2009
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...
Justification of the Correspondent from the Mosel
Marx, Karl
Article
1843
The press is obliged to reveal and denounce circumstances, but I am convinced that it should not denounce individuals, unless there is no other way of preventing a public evil or unless publicity alre...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Book
1978
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
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...
On Freedom of the Press (5): Censorship
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
PayPal admits US pressure over WikiLeaks account freeze
Addley, Esther
Article
2010
PayPal today admitted it suspended payments to WikiLeaks after an intervention from the US State Department.
The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture
Kendrick, Walter
Book
1988
Kendrick looks at the idea of pornography since the word was coined a century and a half ago, concentrating less on the books and pictures that have instigated battles over "pornography" than on what ...
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...
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State: Free Press and the National Security State
Greenwald, Robert
Film/Video
2013
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
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...
The Wrong Solution To The Wrong Problem
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
What is it to have free press?

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Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Working to promote freedom of expression. CCPJ's main project is the IFEX Clearing House which operates an Action Alert Network and disseminates information on freedom of the press to organizations an...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
RAP 21
RAP 21 is an electronic network for the African press that exists to facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas and the latest information about the business of newspapers, issues related to press fr...
Reporter ohne Grenzen
Eine weltweit agierende Menschenrechtsorganisation. Ein Netzwerk aus ber 120 Korrespondenten, vier Bros und neun Sektionen Opens internal link in current window setzt sich rund um den Globus fr Mei...
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
In recent years, the Committee has taken the lead in building coalitions with other media-related organizations to protect reporters' rights to keep sources confidential and to keep an eye on legislat...
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is an international organization that defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world, as well as the right to inform the public and to be informed, in ...
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
World Press Freedom Committee
The World Press Freedom Committee has provided leadership for more than 30 years in the fight against licensing of journalists, mandatory codes of conduct, mandatory tasks for journalists and other ne...

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Afghanistan: Press freedom in free-fall in run-up to presidential election
Sources News Release
2009
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
2009
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
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
2009
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
2009
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
2008
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
2015
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...
Call for release of jailed Pakistani journalist
Sources News Release
2014
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
Sources News Release
2009
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
2010
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
2009
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...
Concerns grows after more abductions of journalists
Sources News Release
2008
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
Sources News Release
2013
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
Sources News Release
2009
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
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
2009
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
2015
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
2009
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
2009
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
2010
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2015
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...
FAJ says African journalists face series of threats ranging from safety and security, repressive laws, oppressive regimes
Sources News Release
2009
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
Sources News Release
2009
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
2014
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
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
2015
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
Sources News Release
2009
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
2008
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
Sources News Release
2015
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2010
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
2009
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
2009
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
2010
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
2014
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
2009
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
2009
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
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
2009
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
2011
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2014
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
2013
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
2015
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
2009
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
2013
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
2010
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
2010
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
2014
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
Sources News Release
2009
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 media forbidden to report case widely covered internationally
Sources News Release
2010
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
2009
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.
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
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...
Journalist fights the Obama administration over its sources
Sources News Release
2011
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
2013
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
2009
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
Sources News Release
2009
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
2015
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
2009
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
2008
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
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
1979
Local newspaper reporter dies two days after beating, human rights activist attacked outside Moscow home
Sources News Release
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
2014
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
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
2009
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
2009
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
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2010
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
2009
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
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
2014
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
2015
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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...
Outrage at fatal shooting of newspaper editor in Colombo
Sources News Release
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
2009
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
2010
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
2009
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
2015
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
2009
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
2010
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
2010
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
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
2014
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
2009
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
2015
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
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
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
2009
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
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
2008
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
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
2014
30 Days for Freedom highlights the plight of jailed journalists worldwide by focusing on 30 individuals currently imprisoned because of their work.
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
Sources News Release
2009
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
2009
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
2009
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
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
2009
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
2009
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
Sources News Release
2014
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
2009
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
2009
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
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 ...

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