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Flood Stirs New Wave of Censorship in Serbia

Flood Stirs New Wave of Censorship in Serbia

🕔10:43, 17.Jun 2014

In the aftermath of the worst floods in Serbia’s history that left 30,000 citizens homeless,  the government has continued its crackdown of free speech in the media. As soon as the worst wave of the crisis has passed, serious accusations

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“Soft Censorship”: A Slow and increasing threat to free media

“Soft Censorship”: A Slow and increasing threat to free media

🕔09:41, 17.Jun 2014

A new global report on “soft censorship” warns of increasing threats to independent media posed by official use of financial leverage and regulatory powers to influence reporting and the very viability of media outlets. “Soft Censorship, Hard Impact”, produced by the World

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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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Pakistan:Journalist Hamid Mir injured in gun attack in Karachi

Pakistan:Journalist Hamid Mir injured in gun attack in Karachi

🕔22:17, 19.Apr 2014

KARACHI: Unknown gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Hamid Mir in Karachi on Saturday, injuring the senior reporter and television anchorperson. The incident took place on Sharae Faisal near Natha Khan area when the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle

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Journalists harassed, detained and denied entry to Ukraine

🕔13:14, 17.Apr 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have issued a renewed appeal for all sides involved in unrest in Ukraine to respect the rights and freedom of journalists covering events. The call follows media reports

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Turkey: YouTube Block Violates Free Expression

Turkey: YouTube Block Violates Free Expression

🕔22:16, 27.Mar 2014

(Istanbul) – The Turkish government’s decision to close down YouTube by administrative order is a disastrous move for freedom of expression and the right to access information in Turkey. The government similarly closed down Twitter on March 21. The restrictions violate Turkey’s

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Twelve southern African "women to watch" who are improving media freedom

🕔05:07, 8.Mar 2014

Today, on the eve of International Women’s Day, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) announced the first annual MISA’s Women to Watch. MISA is honoring 12 dynamic­­ and inspirational southern African women who embody both the official United Nations

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Chief Executive of Hong Kong: Take steps to protect freedom of expression and defend press freedoms

🕔05:01, 8.Mar 2014

We, members and partners of IFEX – the global network defending freedom of expression – are seriously concerned by the escalating number of dangerous incidents in the media industry in Hong Kong that have escalated since June 2013, including the brutal attack

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Journalist Abrar Tanoli killed in Pakistan, had previously received threats

🕔04:59, 8.Mar 2014

On March 4, 2014 the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly condemning the killing of a journalist in Abbotabad, in the Hazara region of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in

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Brazil: Four journalists killed since start of 2014

🕔06:04, 4.Mar 2014

Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s [27 February 2014] murder of TV and radio presenter Geolino Lopes Xavier in Teixeira de Freitas, in the northeastern state of Bahía. The co-manager of N3, a TV station on which he anchored the news

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Venezuela: OAS Should Proceed with Meeting

🕔06:13, 1.Mar 2014

(New York) – The Organization of American States (OAS) and its member countries should proceed with a meeting on the situation in Venezuela, Human Rights Watch said today. The OAS should use the meeting to address the human rights violations committed

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SECURITY AGENTS STILL HOUND JOURNALIST AFTER DETAINING, TORTURING HIM

🕔07:21, 26.Feb 2014

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the way the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) is persecuting Mohamed Bare, the director of Mogadishu-based Radio Danan. Released on 13 February after being held arbitrarily for three days and tortured, Bare received a summons

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Two Egyptian journalists referred to military court for leaking Sisi statements

🕔07:13, 26.Feb 2014

The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned the referral of journalists Amr Salama Al-Qazzaz, co-founder of the Rassd Network, and Islam Al-Homsi, director of the social media department at the network, to the Military Misdemeanour Court on charges

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Colombian journalist killed seven months after receiving threats

🕔05:39, 25.Feb 2014

On Wednesday 19 February 2014, Yonni Steven Caicedo was killed while travelling through the Caldas neighbourhood in Buenaventura, Valle de Cauca. Just after 5 p.m., Caicedo, who was 21, was shot by two people while he was on a personal

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More than 20 attacks on media and journalists in Libya since start of year

🕔05:31, 25.Feb 2014

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the constant threats and violence against Libyan journalists, who are being targeted with increasing frequency by the various armed groups operating in Libya since the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime. More than 20 acts

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Venezuela: Violence Against Protesters, Journalists

🕔05:25, 22.Feb 2014

(New York) – Venezuelan security forces have used excessive and unlawful force against protesters on multiple occasions since February 12, 2014, including beating detainees and shooting at crowds of unarmed people, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has censored

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Turkey, Iran And China: Leading Jailers Of Journalists [CHARTS]

Turkey, Iran And China: Leading Jailers Of Journalists [CHARTS]

🕔05:08, 22.Feb 2014

Turkey, Iran and China are holding more journalists in jail than the rest of the world put together, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2013 Prison Census. The CPJ identified 211 journalists who were in jail for their work

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Radio journalist in critical condition following attack on Somalia's presidential palace

🕔04:53, 22.Feb 2014

A radio journalist was seriously wounded today after Al-Shabaab fighters wearing suicide vests and carrying guns and grenades attacked Villa Somalia, the presidential palace. Journalist Ahmed Said Ahmed of Radio Kulmiye was wounded at the right side of the chest

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Publishing "still a privilege" in Malaysia, as newspaper licence revoked

🕔04:08, 22.Feb 2014

The Gerakan Media Marah (Geramm), a media advocacy NGO in Malaysia, recently launched a ‘wear red’ every Wednesday campaign to draw attention to the Home Ministry’s recent revoking of a publishing permit earlier granted to The Edge Group to publish a new

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Housing rights protesters beaten by Cambodian security forces

🕔05:07, 21.Feb 2014

Cambodian security personnel used excessive force against housing rights protesters occupying an unfinished building in Phnom Penh on February 14, 2014, Human Rights Watch reported on that day. Security forces beat and otherwise assaulted protesting residents in the neighborhood of

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East Timorese journalists express concern over proposed media laws

🕔07:49, 19.Feb 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins East Timor affiliate Timor Lorosa’e Journalists’ Association (TLJA) in raising concerns about the country’s pending draft media legislation and its impact on press freedom and freedom of expression after a recent round of

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Turkey: Violence against journalists continues as Occupy Gezi police attacks remain unpunished

🕔05:58, 19.Feb 2014

New demonstrations are resulting in renewed police violence against journalists, which has been encouraged by the fact that the approximately 150 attacks on journalists during last year’s “Occupy Gezi” protest movement remain unpunished. Reporters Without Borders condemns these abuses and reiterates the importance

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Security guards attack journalist as he covers demonstration by kiosk owners in Uganda

🕔05:54, 19.Feb 2014

Two security guards in Iganga who assaulted a Red Pepper journalist, Solomon Hamala on 13 January 2014, are still at large four days after the ugly incident, much as the matter was reported to Iganga Central Police Station. The guards are attached

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First journalist killed in 2014: IFJ condemns murder of Pakistan journalist Shan Dahar

🕔05:50, 19.Feb 2014

On 2 January 2014, the International Federation of Journalists called on authorities in Pakistan to carry out an immediate investigation into the murder of journalist Shan Dahar (Odhor) in the Badha area of the country’s Larkana district. According to reports, Dahar,

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Bahraini journalist still awaits justice in beating case

🕔05:45, 19.Feb 2014

Nearly three years after the Arab Spring spread to the small Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, journalist Nazeeha Saeed Hussain is still holding out for justice in the beatings she suffered at the hands of police officers. The veteran correspondent for Radio

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2013: A dark and deadly year for media workers in Somalia

🕔05:43, 19.Feb 2014

After one of the worst years on record for the killing of journalists, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) renewed its call for the Federal Government of Somalia and other regional governments to take seriously their responsibility to investigate

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"In Mortal Danger" report documents precarious situation of media workers in war, political unrest

🕔05:27, 19.Feb 2014

2013 witnessed the killing of 105 journalists and media workers across the world. Tragically, the Asia Pacific region was the deadliest – with 29% of the worldwide killings. The newly released report titled In Mortal Danger: Journalist & Media Staff Killed in

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Ukraine: Police Attacked Dozens of Journalists, Medics

🕔17:52, 17.Feb 2014

(Kiev) – Ukrainian police assaulted and injured dozens of journalists and medical workers while trying to disperse street fighters and protesters in Kiev from January 19 to 22, 2014. Ukraine’s international partners should press Ukraine to investigate serious human rights violations

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Journalists killed in Iraq more often targeted than caught in crossfire

🕔05:31, 16.Feb 2014

Car bombs. Suicide attacks. Assassinations. These words are too often attached to any mention of Iraq these days. The reported death toll in this war-torn country reached over 1000 in January alone. Journalists have been, and continue to be, amongst

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"Back to a Maoist Future" – 2013 report on press freedom in China and Hong Kong

🕔08:40, 13.Feb 2014

On 28 January 2014, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) released the sixth annual China Press Freedom Report, titled Back to a Maoist Future: Press Freedom in China 2013. The report, launched at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong, documents the

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