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Why Latin America Needs PEN

Homero Aridjis | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
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 | Latino Voices
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 | Media

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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Technology
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 | Media

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 | Media
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 | Religion
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 | Media

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 | Politics
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 | Media

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


The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media

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 | Media

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 | World
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 | Media

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 | Media

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 | Media
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 | Media

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 | Media
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 | World
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?

Reporters Without Borders Condemns Bradley Manning Verdict

Posted 09.29.2013 | Media

Reporters Without Borders condemned the verdict in the Bradley Manning trial on Tuesday, calling it "dangerous." Manning was found guilty of multip...

Reporters Without Borders Takes Edward Snowden's Side

Posted 07.03.2013 | Media

Reporters Without Borders' Christophe Deloire defended Edward Snowden on Wednesday, calling on the European Union to protect him. Deloire co-wrote...

The U.S. Government Tramples on Its First Amendment

Christophe Deloire | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media
Christophe Deloire

Is the much-criticized Patriot Act now too shameful to be mentioned? Its effects unfortunately persist. They flout the First Amendment. They endanger the information of public interest that journalists have a duty to reveal and citizens have every right to expect.

Why You Should Care About The Safety of Journalists

Tricia Todd | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Tricia Todd

If no story is worth a life, then why is murder the number one cause of journalists' deaths worldwide? In addition to those who have been killed, dozens have been attacked, kidnapped, or forced into exile in connection with their coverage of crime and corruption.