Press Freedom

PEC award 2022 goes to Russian scribe Ekaterina Glikman

Geneva, 14 November 2022: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) rewards Russian journalist in exile Ekaterina Glikman for her ongoing and exemplary commitment to press freedom in Russia. The brave journalist, who is currently working from Switzerland as deputy editor of Novaya…

Greece’s Surveillance Scandal Puts Rights At Risk

A European Parliament committee that investigates spyware use by European Union governments soundly criticized the Greek government’s response to revelations it surveilled independent journalists and an opposition leader. “We’ve heard worrying reports of journalists feeling unsafe when they write about important topics, of the supposedly independent…

Journalists wage campaign against “culture of impunity”

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines assailed the lack of accountability on the part of human rights violators that spurs a “culture of impunity” in the country. “Lack of accountability over harassment and attacks makes further threats more…

Gagged, red-tagged: Journalists push back

By Perfecto Caparas     Besieged journalists persevere and persist with their critical reporting amid the government’s clampdown in the guise of anti-communism and anti-terrorism. Cyber libel and anti-terrorism laws hang like Damocles’ sword over the head of independent and…

As Biden Pursues Julian Assange, a Major Test of Press Freedom Looms

The WikiLeaks co-founder is losing appeals and moving closer to facing a trial in the U.S. that could threaten First Amendment protections By Jeffrey Brodsky – www.discoursemagazine.com In its prosecution of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, the Biden administration is setting…

Freedom of the Press 2021: Greece in 70th Place in the World

The  World Press Freedom Index 2021  published by Reporters without Borders (RSF) shows that journalism, “the basic vaccine against misinformation”, is being blocked completely or in part in 73% of the 180 countries which the organization monitors. This year’s Index,…

Collateral Crucifixion – Pressuring for Julian Assange’s Release!

With the title “Collateral Crucifixion”, the artist duo Captain Borderline has completed this motif as a giant maximum Assange mural in Berlin on a complete house facade directly in front of the Willy Brandt House in Holy Week. The artist…

Journalism without fear or favour

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made even clearer the importance of being able to access reliable, unbiased information in a time of crisis – and of independent media as the source of such information. But freedom of the media is…

Julian Assange, and Press Freedom, on Trial in London

The role of the free press is to hold power accountable, especially those who would wage war. Press freedom itself is currently on trial in London, as Julian Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, fights extradition to…

Five Lessons for Journalism in the Age of Rage– & Where Lies Travel Faster Than Truth

By Karin Pettersson The news-media industry has long lamented how the digital revolution has broken its business models. Today, a majority of digital advertising money goes to Facebook and Google, and media companies are struggling to reinvent themselves through digital…

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