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Russophobia, a Pretext for a War on Information

Christophe Deloire | Posted 03.28.2014 | 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.

Gerry Smith

Repressive Governments Use Spyware To Track Activists, Report Says | 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.

Reporters Without Borders Condemns Israeli Attacks

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

PARIS — Reporters Without Borders has condemned Israeli missile attacks on two media centers in Gaza that wounded six Palestinian journalists an...

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.

Press Freedom Group Criticizes Oman

AP | Posted 10.09.2012 | Media

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — An international press freedom organization has criticized Oman for convicting 20 activists, including prominent bloggers, on ch...

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.