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04.08.2020

Journalists under threat: August’s 10 most urgent cases

Journalists under threat: August’s 10 most urgent cases

Every month, the One Free Press Coalition draws attention to unresolved cases of crimes against journalists. This month, the list includes the cases of Omar Radi, Solafa Magdy and Maria Ressa. 1. Austin Tice (Syria)  This month marks eight years since freelance American photojournalist Austin Tice went missing while reporting… »

02.07.2020

Bangladesh: Repeal Abusive Law Used in Crackdown on Critics

Bangladesh: Repeal Abusive Law Used in Crackdown on Critics

Government Should End Spurious Charges, Pre-Trial Detention to Silence Dissent Bangladesh authorities are using the abusive Digital Security Act to harass and indefinitely detain activists, journalists, and others critical of the government and its political leadership, Human Rights Watch said today. The administration of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed should immediately… »

15.05.2020

Journalists under pressure in Belarus as Lukashenko runs for presidency

Journalists under pressure in Belarus as Lukashenko runs for presidency

The start of the presidential elections campaign in Belarus was marked by a harsh crackdown on journalists and bloggers. Analysts and human rights activists believe that the authorities will go on with repressions. A wave of arrests of journalists, bloggers and activists hit Belarus just a week into the presidential… »

07.04.2020

Hungary: Law to fight coronavirus creates ‘uncertainty’ for journalists

Hungary: Law to fight coronavirus creates ‘uncertainty’ for journalists

A law that holds a prison sentence of up to five years for spreading “false information” is part of new measures against COVID-19. As Fanny Facsar reports, journalists fear it could make it even harder to report news. These are turbulent times in Hungary, with a single political decision receiving massive international attention. It’s… »

14.03.2020

Journalists Tell Slovakia’s PM-elect: ‘Thanks, but No Thanks’

Journalists Tell Slovakia’s PM-elect: ‘Thanks, but No Thanks’

By Ed Holt Plans announced by Slovakia’s prime minister-elect to fund investigative journalists to act as corruption watchdogs on government and state bodies have been dismissed as “a road to hell” by local journalists. Igor Matovic, whose OLaNO party won Slovakia’s elections at the end… »

11.02.2020

Protest in Vancouver. Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested journalists covering Wet’suwet’en injunction

Protest in Vancouver. Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested journalists covering Wet’suwet’en injunction

“Today Chantelle Bellrichard tried to go to Unistoten for CBC. She was stopped at 44 and told she couldn’t proceed because a bridge, that she witnessed other vehicles using, was unsafe. RCMP detained our journalist Friday, and wouldn’t let him go to Unist’ot’en either,” said Ricochet editor during the protest… »

26.06.2019

Sea Watch and everything else: testimony of a journalist-activist

Sea Watch and everything else: testimony of a journalist-activist

While I write, the dramatic developments regarding the migrants that were rescued by Sea Watch and have been stuck in open see for almost two weeks have not yet reached a conclusion. Having followed this story with passion, I want to highlight a number of elements which go beyond the… »

20.05.2017

Alternative facts challenge journalists to rethink role

Alternative facts challenge journalists to rethink role

From targeted propaganda to fake news, the media industry has struggled to meet the challenges of false information on the internet. But some journalists warn that facts may not be enough. Over the past year, false news has vigorously spread across social media platforms. In some instances, national authorities have… »

02.07.2016

The sad state of India’s journo-murder status

The sad state of India’s journo-murder status

Guwahati, Assam: As the first half of the year 2016 passes on, India emerges as one of the worst places for working journalists, similar to conflict-ridden nations like Mexico, Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq. The largest democracy of the globe witnessed the murder of four journalists in the first six months of… »

02.09.2015

Philippines: three journalists murdered in two weeks

Philippines: three journalists murdered in two weeks

“The murder of three journalists in two weeks shows how the lack of progress in ending impunity has emboldened those bent on silencing the press in the Philippines.” Will their killers be brought to justice? – asks Andrew Emett of NationofChange. Three journalists have been murdered within the last two… »

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