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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.

Gerry Smith

Repressive Governments Use Spyware To Track Activists, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology

FinSpy surveillance software, marketed worldwide to law enforcement agencies as a way to monitor criminals, is widely used by repressive governments t...

'A Day Without News'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media

One year after famed war correspondent Marie Colvin was killed in Syria, the journalism community is marking the anniversary of her death with a day f...

Reporters Without Borders Releases 2013 Press Freedom Index

Posted 01.30.2013 | Media

Reporters Without Borders released its annual Press Freedom Index on Tuesday, and the results look a bit different this year. "After the 'Arab spr...

Win Tin and Hla Hla Win -- Lessons in Journalism (and Courage)

Christophe Deloire | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Christophe Deloire

Win Tin is 85 and Hla Hla Win is 28. Generations separate them, but both stood up to a grotesque military regime that dominated their country for decades.

2012 Deadliest Year For Journalists On Record

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Media

* Syria, Somalia most dangerous countries for journalists * Rise in citizen journalism, crackdowns explain rise PARIS, D...

Mexico-U.S.: A Shared Tragedy

Christophe Deloire | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
Christophe Deloire

The bloody toll of the Felipe Calderon's six-year presidency cemented Mexico's place among the most dangerous countries on the planet for journalists, with nearly 1,000 attacks on news media and their employees, and also for human rights campaigners and associated activists.

Anti-Censorship Manifesto

Christophe Deloire | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Christophe Deloire

Reporters Without Borders has been fighting for more than 25 years so that people are not prevented from saying "two plus two equals four," as George Orwell put it in Nineteen Eighty-Four. Fortunately, freedom has heroes who resist at all cost.

More Journalists Are Slain as a Culture of Impunity Thrives in Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Lack of action on the part of the Pakistani government against those who attack the media is increasingly undermining freedom of the press and also jeopardizing the safety of journalists and their families.

Russia: Prison Bars Cannot Hold Back the Wind of Freedom

Christophe Deloire | Posted 11.10.2012 | World
Christophe Deloire

There is a danger that the image of Russia's institutions as being frozen in an archaic and despotic past could obscure the reality of a changing society that is much more diverse than we imagine.

Four Journalists Die In Prison

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | Media

* Eritrea often accused of human rights abuses * Horn of Africa country lacks independent media * Eleven senior official...

Pakistan's Eroding Space for Free Expression

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.09.2012 | Media
Malik Siraj Akbar

The failure to ensure the freedom of expression has emerged as the greatest pitfall of Pakistan's current democratic system. The civilian government is too fragile to prevent the army and the intelligence agencies from banning newspaper sites.

South Sudan Yet to Embark on Road to Civil Liberties

Christophe Deloire | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Christophe Deloire

A year after its independence, South Sudan must make a decisive and historic choice as regards its media. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to choose the road of openness, diversity, tolerance and development.

Will Press Become a Hot Mess?

Nedda Alammar | Posted 07.07.2012 | Media
Nedda Alammar

Yes, now we can get information in all sorts of ways. But I have to wonder, is information enough?

Freedom of the Press in Danger Across the Globe

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Media
Rep. Adam Schiff

Journalists put their lives on the line every day to bring us news from across the globe. Today is a day in which we celebrate the indispensable role played by journalists in exposing abuses of power and putting themselves in harm's way.

Is Tunisia's Post-Revolution Media Freedom Slipping?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

On a post-revolution visit to Tunis, I was struck by the changes and how one could actually access the Internet, tweet, blog and get news of the outside world. But

In Year of Uprisings, Reporters Brave Crackdowns from Wall St. to Tahrir Square

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.11.2012 | Media
Michelle Chen

You wouldn't think handling a notebook or a camera could be a hazardous line of work. But according to the latest global Press Freedom Index, abuse and oppression of reporters has made journalism an increasingly risky job in many countries.

Governance, Internet and Free Speech

Jean-François Julliard | Posted 11.29.2011 | Technology
Jean-François Julliard

One workshop is dedicated to defining the fundamental values that inform Internet policy-makers and Internet governance arrangements. Here are some tips from Reporters Without Borders on what should be underscored, and why it matters.

Democratic Opening in Bahrain Needs Release of All Prisoners of Conscience

Jean-François Julliard | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
Jean-François Julliard

The international community must press Bahrain to drop all charges still pending against prisoners of conscience and to quash the sentences of those that have been convicted.

Le Petit Palais: Reporters Sans Frontieres

Kate Gibbs | Posted 07.29.2011 | Arts
Kate Gibbs

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Reporters sans Frontieres, the Musee du Petit Palais hosted an exhibition of 100 photos dedicated to two of the great names in French photojournalism: Pierre and Alexandra Boulat.

Rachid Nini: Islam And the Case For Human Rights

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The winds of change are blowing in the Middle East. People throughout the Muslim world want accountability, free press, democracy and jobs. But above all, they want basic human dignity.

10 Years of Impunity Against Journalists in Pakistan

Jean-François Julliard | Posted 08.16.2011 | World
Jean-François Julliard

Since then, 41 local reporters have been killed in Pakistan. Since then, Pakistani authorities have not taken steps to bring the truth to light in any of the cases of murdered journalists. There is no justice for those journalists.