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World Press Freedom Day

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...

U.S. Government International Media Agency Calls for the Release of Imprisoned Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

John F. Lansing | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
John F. Lansing

Freedom of the press is a basic tenet of our democracy and a staple of a free and open society. Upholding press freedom is the top priority of the BBG in its efforts to support accurate, objective journalism around the world.

Standing Up for Oppressed Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Amnesty International | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Amnesty International

It is not just American journalists like Jason Rezaian who are targeted. And in too many cases, countries that the United States considers allies are the ones whose oppressive policies stifle the freedom of the press.

Press freedom violations undermine African Union's vision of transparency

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Glenda Daniels, University of the Witwatersrand One key measure of a country's levels of freedom and democracy is how the government treats journalis...

Open Government Owes a Lot to a Couple of 18th-Century Finns

Dunja Mijatović | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home
Dunja Mijatović

It seems like such a simple idea these days - "the life and strength of civil liberty consist in limited Government and unlimited freedom of the written word."

There Will Be More Silence in the Face of Tyranny if We Continue to Look the Other Way

Charles M. Sennott | Posted 05.08.2016 | Media
Charles M. Sennott

This dark vision for the future will be our own fault if we allow the attack on journalism around the world to go unchecked for another decade, if we continue to look the other way and ignore how killing the messenger erodes democracy and threatens a free, open society.

Dear Imprisoned Journalists, "We Are With You" on World Press Freedom Day

Farah Mawani | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Farah Mawani

May 3 was World Press Freedom Day. I think of journalists, writers... all those wrongfully imprisoned around the world. I think of their trauma, and their loved ones' trauma. And I think of their courage.

World Press Freedom Day: Protecting Journalists and the Vital Flow of Information

Richard Stengel | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Richard Stengel

At a time when the supply of information seems unlimited and overwhelming, journalists and journalism are being challenged like never before. It seems contradictory, but it makes a perverse kind of sense. Despots and autocrats and terrorists are threatened by the free flow of information.


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...

The United States vs. Freedom of Speech

Tricia Todd | Posted 08.03.2013 | Home
Tricia Todd

The criminalization of journalists in the United States is not a new occurrence, but the overt and veiled threats to reporters and their sources is becoming less of a rarity.

Shining the Light on Press Freedom Worldwide

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Rep. Adam Schiff

While progress is being made on the press freedom front, we've also seen that the percentage of people worldwide who enjoy a free media environment has fallen to its lowest point in more than a decade.

UNESCO's fight to promote a truly American value globally: Freedom of speech

Peter Yeo | Posted 07.03.2013 | Home
Peter Yeo

Every year on this day, May 3, the international community comes together for World Press Freedom Day. For those of us here in the United States, it's...

As Power of Media Rises, the Deadliest Year for Journalists

David Hoffman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Media
David Hoffman

May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day. While we pause to honor those journalists who have been killed or imprisoned, it is important to realize the growing role media play in global politics and the changes that are redefining what it means to be a journalist.

Why You Should Care About The Safety of Journalists

Tricia Todd | Posted 06.30.2013 | Home
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.

Today, We Are All Journalists

Chris DeVito | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Chris DeVito

It's time to start paying attention to what can be done to both reduce the dangers of reporting and increase, if not simply safeguard, basic freedoms. This is important on all days, but especially today, World Press Freedom Day.

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 | Home
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

World Press Freedom: Words Made Powerful

Walden Davis | Posted 07.04.2011 | Impact
Walden Davis

When President Barack Obama spoke at the Correspondents' Dinner, he saluted journalists for the essential role they play in supporting civil society and sustaining democracy across the globe.

Alex Wagner

On World Press Freedom Day, Millions Go Toward Protecting Journalists | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media

Tuesday marks World Press Freedom Day, and this year, the event seems particularly well-timed. Alongside the media-fueled uprisings in the Middle East...

Press Freedom Under Fire in Europe

Jean-François Julliard | Posted 07.03.2011 | Home
Jean-François Julliard

The fight for press freedom in Europe is more urgent than ever. If Europe cannot live up to press freedom at home, how could the EU, with credibility, criticize totalitarian regimes around the world?