Reporters Sans Frontières

Freedom of expression and of information will always be the world’s most important freedom. If journalists were not free to report the facts, denounce abuses and alert the public, how would we resist the problem of children-soldiers, defend women’s rights, or preserve our environment? In some countries, torturers stop their atrocious deeds as soon as they are mentioned in the media. In others, corrupt politicians abandon their illegal habits when investigative journalists publish compromising details about their activities. Still elsewhere, massacres are prevented when the international media focuses its attention and cameras on events. Freedom of information is the foundation of any democracy. Yet almost half of the world’s population is still denied it. rsf.org

20.01.2016

Jason Rezaian is FREE!

Jason Rezaian is FREE!

Dear friends, Jason Rezaian is FREE!  We are thrilled to send this quick note of thanks to you for supporting the many efforts, in the US and around the world, to bring Jason home. In December, along with Ali Rezaian, we asked for your support. Today, we say THANK… »

12.01.2015

RWB condemns presence of “predators” in Paris march, calls for solidarity with “all Charlies”

RWB condemns presence of “predators” in Paris march, calls for solidarity with “all Charlies”

Reporters Without Borders welcomes the participation of many foreign leaders in today’s march in Paris in homage to the victims of last week’s terror attacks and in defence of the French republic’s values, but is outraged by the presence of officials from countries that restrict freedom of information. »

11.04.2014

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time

Abdulrahim Shaheen, a reporter who works Al-Jazeera and for two newspapers – Al-Hurriya wa Al-Adala and Misr 25 – was arrested by national security police yesterday on charges of “membership of a terrorist group,” “inciting hatred” and “spreading false information.” At the same time in Cairo, the trial of… »

12.03.2014

Enemies of the Internet 2014: entities at the heart of censorship and surveillance

Contact: americas@rsf.org This year’s “Enemies of the Internet” report, which Reporters Without Borders publishes every year on World Day Against Cyber-Censorship (12 March), spotlights the government units and agencies that implement online censorship and surveillance. These entities, which include Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority, North Korea’s Central Scientific… »

21.11.2013

International Day to End Impunity – ten faces to remember

To mark Inter national Day to End Impunity, which is being celebrated for the third year running on 23 November, Reporters Without Borders is publishing 10 portraits of journalists and bloggers whose murders have not been so lved or have not led to the conviction of their perpetrators and… »

09.11.2013

Journalism in Syria, impossible Job?

Journalism in Syria, impossible Job?

[clear][clear]Syria is now the world’s most dangerous country for journalists. According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, more than 110 news providers have been killed in the course of their work in Syria since March 2011 and more than 60 are currently detained, held hostage or missing. As Edouard Elias and Didier François,… »

22.10.2013

Radio station manager shot dead amid mounting violence against journalists

Radio station manager shot dead amid mounting violence against journalists

Reporters Without Borders condemns Rádio Meridional manager Cláudio Moleiro de Souza’s death in a shooting by an intruder inside the radio station in Jaru, in the northwestern state Rondônia, on 12 October. A colleague, Alberto Dutra Duran, was wounded in the attack. “We urge the authorities to act quickly in… »

22.10.2013

Renewed concern about abductions and disappearances

Reporters Without Borders is worried about three employees of Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia – Mauritanian reporter Ishak Mokhtar, Lebanese cameraman Samir Kassab and a Syrian driver – who went missing two days ago near Aleppo in still unclear circumstances. Mokhtar and Kassab went to Syria to do… »

15.10.2013

Ethiopia: editor illegally arrested and removed from Addis

Ethiopia: editor illegally arrested and removed from Addis

Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by newspaper editor Melaku Desmisse’s illegal arrest in Addis Ababa by police from the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State (SNNPR) and his subsequent illegal transfer to Awasa, the capital city of the SNNPR. The editor of the Amharic-language version of the… »

02.10.2013

In the light of the recent surveillance scandals, a German journalist is barred from his flight to the United States

In the light of the recent surveillance scandals, a German journalist is barred from his flight to the United States

Reporters Without Borders demands an explanation from the American border control as to why Ilja Trojanow was denied access to the United States. The German writer/journalist was stopped at the Salvador da Bahia airport (Brazil) on September 30, 2013, as he was about to board… »

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