US steps up military preparations over Iraq

US steps up military preparations over Iraq

🕔16:18, 16.Jun 2014

The US secretary of state has said his country is considering drone strikes in Iraq and is open to cooperation with Iran, as more US ships sailed towards the Gulf to deal with lightning advances by Sunni fighters. John Kerry

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Press shocked by revelations of plan to kill Trinidadian investigative journalist

Press shocked by revelations of plan to kill Trinidadian investigative journalist

🕔09:26, 29.May 2014

IFEX members are condemning death threats received by Trinidadian investigative journalist Mark Bassant in the first week of May. According to the Association of Caribbean Mediaworkers (ACM), Bassant works for the CCN Media Group and was recently forced to “seek protective refuge

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Prominent editor-in-chief shot dead in Libya

Prominent editor-in-chief shot dead in Libya

🕔16:16, 28.May 2014

Libya’s General Prosecutor should immediately order an impartial and comprehensive investigation into the killing of a prominent editor-in-chief and hold those responsible to account. Miftah Bouzeid, editor in chief of Burniq newspaper, was shot dead in Benghazi on May 26,

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Overview: Impact of 11 months of Sisi-backed rule on the media in Egypt

Overview: Impact of 11 months of Sisi-backed rule on the media in Egypt

🕔15:56, 28.May 2014

With an eye to Egypt’s 26-27 May presidential election and Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s probable victory, Reporters Without Borders has compiled the following overview of the impact of the past 11 months of Sisi-backed rule on the media, journalists

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Italian photojournalist, Russian interpreter killed in Eastern Ukraine

Italian photojournalist, Russian interpreter killed in Eastern Ukraine

🕔04:09, 27.May 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have called on Ukrainian authorities to carry out a detailed investigation into the circumstances of the deaths of Italian photojournalist, Andrea Rocchelli, and Russian interpreter, Andrey Mironov,

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Security forces raid Egyptian rights group’s offices arresting 15 activists

Security forces raid Egyptian rights group’s offices arresting 15 activists

🕔07:12, 24.May 2014

On 22 May 2014, Egyptian security forces, alongside security personnel dressed in civilian attire, raided the Alexandria branch of the Egyptian Center for Economic & Social Rights (ECESR) arresting 15 activists, including two minors and two ECESR staff and confiscating

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News providers again at heart of Libyan security chaos

News providers again at heart of Libyan security chaos

🕔07:42, 23.May 2014

With Libya in the throes of a major political and security crisis that began on 16 May, Reporters Without Borders voices deep concern about the fate of the country’s journalists, who are yet again the targets of violence. The radio

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Is it really a happy World Culture Day?

Is it really a happy World Culture Day?

🕔03:33, 22.May 2014

Since 2008, we’ve been actively monitoring violations of the right to freedom of artistic expression, and for many artists and culture workers this World Culture Day is certainly not a happy one. Like all forms of expression, the right to paint or act or

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US training of abusive Cambodian military exposed

US training of abusive Cambodian military exposed

🕔08:09, 21.May 2014

US military training to Cambodia’s abusive armed forces could easily be misused against the political opposition and labor unions and may violate US law. The US military support was evident in official publicity material and personal pages posted on Facebook during the

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Increase in violence by Israeli security forces against Palestinian journalists

🕔07:44, 21.May 2014

Reporters Without Borders condemns the action of the Israeli security forces in deliberately firing rubber bullets and teargas at two Palestinian journalists during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 16 May.

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Iraq’s parliamentary elections marked by obstruction, threats, violence against journalists

Iraq’s parliamentary elections marked by obstruction, threats, violence against journalists

🕔09:40, 8.May 2014

Journalists were the victims of obstruction, threats and violence during Iraq’s 30 April parliamentary elections, the first since the withdrawal of US troops in late 2011. Violence by jihadi groups and inter-communal tension of a political and sectarian nature marked

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International experts call for universal protection of freedom of expression

🕔09:34, 8.May 2014

Today, 6 May 2014, international experts mandated by the UN, African Union, Organization of American States and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe will jointly call for states to ensure that all people in society can realise their

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Barricades and tear gas prevent Turkish journalists from covering May Day demonstrations

🕔09:30, 8.May 2014

Turkish authorities banned May Day celebrations in Taksim Square on the claim that they would “influence freedom of movement” and enabled precautions which demolished citizens’ right to information and civilians’ and tourists’ freedom of movement. In the Taksim district, there

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In Ghana, security forces harass journalists, seize reporting equipment

🕔07:03, 29.Apr 2014

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has noticed with concern the increasing acts of violations perpetrated against journalists in their line of duty. Even before the end of the first quarter of 2014, the MFWA’s freedom of expression and

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President Aquino addresses impunity in the Philippines during Obama visit

🕔07:02, 29.Apr 2014

The Aquino administration says it has created an inter-agency committee to look into extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations. President Benigno Aquino III made the announcement when a journalist asked him during the April 28 press conference 2014 held on

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Journalists attacked in northern India while covering elections

🕔06:59, 29.Apr 2014

Reporters Without Borders condemns attacks on journalists in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir during coverage of parliamentary elections that are taking in stages from 7 April to 12 May 2014. Sheikh Inayet, a local correspondent for Times Now TV,

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Palestinian journalist injured by rubber bullets fired by Israeli troops

🕔06:28, 29.Apr 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the Israeli government to identify and punish the Israeli soldiers who carried out a brutal attack on a journalist in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh on 27 April. According to IFJ

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Bomb detonates outside journalist's home in Peru

🕔06:36, 28.Apr 2014

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Tuesday’s (22 April 2014) attack on the home of Peruvian journalist Yofré López Sifuentes and calls on authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and hold the perpetrators to account. Lopez was unhurt after a

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Two years on, Cambodian rights group mourns environmental activist, denounces culture of impunity

Two years on, Cambodian rights group mourns environmental activist, denounces culture of impunity

🕔06:32, 28.Apr 2014

Two years on, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) marks the second anniversary of the murder of Chut Wutty on 26 April 2012 and mourns his loss. To honor his passing, CCHR attended an event organized by the Natural

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Journalism in peril in the Central African Republic

Journalism in peril in the Central African Republic

🕔01:50, 26.Apr 2014

A landlocked state whose neighbours are steeped in political turmoil, the Central African Republic is mired by four decades of coups and civil unrest that have left the country in a protracted state of instability. The country’s current humanitarian crisis, which stems from

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Prominent poet and "Red Shirt" activist murdered in Thailand

🕔01:47, 26.Apr 2014

The Thai authorities should immediately investigate the murder of a prominent poet and “Red Shirt” political activist widely known for his opposition to Thailand’s law banning criticism of the monarchy, Human Rights Watch said on April 24, 2014. On April 23,

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Regional paper's reporters assaulted by state security corps while covering protests in Venezuela

🕔17:07, 25.Apr 2014

On April 21st, 2014, Juan Carlos Hernández, a reporter of El Carabobeño, a privately owned paper, was assaulted by a police officer of the regional state security corps of Carabobo state whose surname is Gil, when he was covering news in

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Interview: Harassment, assaults raise alarm bells about treatment of female journalists in India

🕔16:26, 25.Apr 2014

The recent attack and gang-rape of an Indian journalist who was on assignment in the northern state of Uttar Pardesh underscores the dangers faced by female reporters, an editor of The Hindu told IPI in an interview. The 30-year-old employee of a Haridwar-based

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Egyptian journalist’s death still impacting press freedoms, solidarity

🕔16:10, 25.Apr 2014

While Egypt’s hugely controversial Al-Jazeera trial has been grabbing international attention, the recent death of 22-year-old reporter Mayada Ashraf – allegedly at the hands of the police – appears to have left more of a lasting impact on Egyptian journalists

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Police question radio reporters in Philippines; army spokesperson accuses station of siding with rebels

🕔11:20, 24.Apr 2014

Instead of allowing two radio reporters to look at police blotter reports collected from different police stations, police officers questioned the reporters on 8 April 2014 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte province. This was after an army spokesperson tagged

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Journalists missing, many detained by pro-Russian separatist groups in Ukraine

🕔11:07, 24.Apr 2014

Any journalists being detained in Ukraine must be released immediately, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have stated, following reports that a number of journalists are missing or are being held hostage in the

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Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity in Syria

Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity in Syria

🕔01:44, 23.Apr 2014

Reporters Without Borders has learned with “immense relief and great joy” that four French journalists who had been held in northern Syria by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) since June 2013 – Didier François, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Hénin and

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Radio journalist gets death threat in relation to protests in Venezuela

🕔01:41, 23.Apr 2014

Journalist and Radio Fe y Alegría 103.1 FM producer Francisco León, reported that on 15 April 2014 he received a death threat in a letter that was left at the entrance of the radio station, which is located in Guayana,

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Somali activist and media worker murdered in Mogadishu

🕔01:36, 23.Apr 2014

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) denounces the murder of a media worker in Mogadishu. Mohamed Omar Mohamed, known Amaar, an advertising/marketing staffer for Radio Dalsan, was murdered in Bakara Market yesterday afternoon (21 April 2014), after he was reportedly

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Iraq attacks kill 23 as election looms

🕔09:43, 22.Apr 2014

KUT: Suicide bombers attacked two checkpoints south of Baghdad on Monday, among a spate of attacks in central Iraq that killed 23 people as a general election looms next week.  Iraq is going through a protracted surge in bloodshed that

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