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A Noble Profession Has Turned Into A Curse In Turkey

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Yavuz Baydar

I have known Erol Önderoğlu for ages. This gentle soul has been monitoring the ever-volatile state of Turkish journalism for ages, more regularly than anybody else. His memory, as the national representative of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has been a prime source of reference for what we ought to know about the state of media freedom and independence.

These Are The Most Dangerous Countries For Journalists In 2016

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home

World Press Freedom Day, while celebrating advances in free media and protection for journalists, is often a sobering reminder of just how little pres...

These Spanish Cartoons Capture The Dire State Of Press Freedom Worldwide

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home

In Turkey, there has been a crackdown on press freedom that its journalists are describing as a "witch-hunt," the Guardian reported just a day before ...

The Unraveling of Turkey's Democracy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.09.2016 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Only a few months after Turkey's President Erdogan raided the offices of the Koza Ipek Media Group, the Turkish police assaulted early this month the offices of Feza Publications, which owns two newspapers and two TV stations, without any warning.

Why Latin America Needs PEN

Homero Aridjis | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home
Homero Aridjis

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico is ranked #148 on the Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. Fifty-five journalists have been murdered in Mexico during the last five years, about one-third of the some 150 who lost their lives in that time throughout the Americas, making Mexico the most dangerous place on the continent for professionals of the word.

Cuban Citizens Deserve a Free and Democratic Media

Carmen Cusido | Posted 04.15.2015 | Home
Carmen Cusido

With diplomatic talks between the United States and Cuba scheduled to resume later this month, one important way to help empower Cuban citizens is to advocate for independent media on the island.

Journalists Face Increasing Danger As Press Freedoms Collapse Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.17.2015 | Home

Fueled by myriad wars and widespread political turmoil, 2014 saw a shocking number of journalists jailed, intimidated and murdered with impunity simpl...

The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.29.2015 | Home
Norman Solomon

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling -- after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. At age 47, he is facing a very long prison sentence. As a whistleblower, he has done a lot for us.

Why Jeffrey Sterling Deserves Support as a CIA Whistleblower

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.06.2015 | Home
Norman Solomon

The trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, set to begin in mid-January, is shaping up as a major battle in the U.S. government's siege against whistleblowing.

When China's Censors Give Lessons in Liberty

Christophe Deloire | Posted 02.07.2015 | Home
Christophe Deloire

Have human rights principles been consigned to a museum because they prevented the combined forces of China's dictatorship and business community from asserting themselves? That at least is the impression you get from the moral lessons that the Communist Party's censorship apparatus increasingly deliver in no uncertain terms to Internet freedom advocates.

Reporters Without Borders Demands Justice For Beaten Colombian Journalist

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Home

Oscar Castaño Valencia, a Colombian journalist, was beaten and threatened last week for investigating gang involvement in child prostitution, Reporte...

New Turkey, Old Rules

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 01.14.2015 | Home
Alparslan Akkuş

It is not a secret that the Turkish government suppresses the media, but the tools they invent to punish the free press are pushing boundaries.

Reporters Without Borders Demands Protection for Kosovar Investigative Journalist

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 11.04.2014 | Home
Stephen Schwartz

Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said, "Duriqi's plight is extremely worrying and the threats should be taken seriously."

Reporters Without Borders Condemns Attacks On Palestinian Media

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.29.2014 | Home

Reporters Without Borders has called on the Israeli Defense Forces to cease attacks on Palestinian journalists. Violent attacks on several media b...

Mr. Xi Jinping, Please Respect Tank Man's Memory!

Christophe Deloire | Posted 08.03.2014 | Home
Christophe Deloire

Do you remember the man who stopped a column of 17 tanks on Beijing's Avenue of Eternal Peace in June 1989, the day after the bloody crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests?

Reporters Without Borders Sends ANOTHER Call To Action

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.23.2014 | Home

Reporters Without Borders expressed its deep concern on Friday for the ongoing threats to local media in Eastern Ukraine. The group said that anti...

100 INFORMATION HEROES

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.05.2014 | Home

Reporters Without Borders has named "100 Information Heroes" ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3. The organization published the 100 names T...

Reporters Without Borders: 'End These Criminal Actions At Once'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.29.2014 | Home

Reporters Without Borders called for an immediate end to the mistreatment of journalists after citing the many attacks on the media in April alone. ...

Russophobia, a Pretext for a War on Information

Christophe Deloire | Posted 05.28.2014 | Home
Christophe Deloire

You cannot snuff out the right to news and information in the same way that you seal Chernobyl's radioactivity under layers of concrete.

US Is Now An 'Enemy Of The Internet'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.14.2014 | Home

Reporters Without Borders has added the United States to its "Enemies of the Internet" for the first time since the survey began in 2006. The watch...

US Plummets In Press Freedom Rankings

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Home

The United States plunged 14 places in the annual Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday. The group said it was "one o...

Egypt Cracks Down on Journalists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.01.2014 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was said in jest but a professor of politics at Egypt's Nile University warned journalists and anyone taking pictures not to do so after an escalat...

A Grim Snapshot Of The Dangers Journalists Face

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.18.2013 | Home

Two new press freedom reports released Wednesday paint a grim picture of the dangers journalists face around the world. Reporters Without Borders a...

DCMF's Future Questioned After Head Toppled

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.07.2014 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

The first blow came with news Jan Keulen, director of the Doha Center for Media Freedom (DCMF), was told he was canned, with no reason given for his d...

Time for Action

Christophe Deloire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Christophe Deloire

How can you combat atrocities against civilians or the tragedy of child soldiers, or defend women's rights, if journalists are not free to report the facts, to draw attention to abuses and appeal to the public's conscience?