Press Freedom

Upholding Press Freedom: The Struggle Continues

Maria Ressa, Rappler Executive Editor, and CEO of Philippine online news agency Rappler, was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom Award by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Portugal last June 7. A global network of…

The Case of Julian Assange

by Paul Craig Roberts, 10/06/2018. Here is the original post   Julian Assange is a journalist, not a spy. Because he published leaked material that proved the duplicity and criminality of the US Government, Washington has had him locked up…

State of Emergency for Press Freedom in Europe

By ECPMF BERLIN (IDN) – The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig, Germany, is warning against the dismantlement of freedom rights and the increasing threat against journalists in the EU. “Demagogues and autocrats are fighting the free…

Beyond the Borders of Press Freedom

The Swiss Press Club in Geneva enjoys an excellent reputation: since its founding it has organized more than two thousand events with illustrious speakers from Fidel Castro to Henry Kissinger. However, at the end of November 2017 a presentation was…

US Justice Department Forces RT America To register As “Foreign Agent”

By Trévon Austin RT, the Russia-based oppositional TV and Internet broadcaster, announced Thursday that the US Department of Justice has forced it to register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Washington has given the outlet…

The New Media World Order

In only a few months, the content of the Western national and international media has undergone profound change. We are witnessing the birth of an Entente about which we know almost nothing – neither the real initiators, nor the real…

Amy Goodman to turn herself in, will fight ‘clear violation’ of press freedom

Goodman will return to North Dakota to fight charges of criminal trespassing for filming an attack on protesters at Dakota Access Pipeline site. by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman will…

German government backs Deutsche Welle in Turkey dispute

German diplomats have spoken out after Turkey’s Youth and Sports Ministry confiscated a DW interview. Media and Culture Commissioner Monika Grütters has also made a strong public statement. On Wednesday, German Media and Culture Commissioner Monika Grütters received resounding applause…

Turkey: Journalist Can Dündar faces life imprisonment for informing the public

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been clamping down methodically on the media in Turkey for years, first as prime minister and now as president. The persecution of journalists across the political spectrum is growing in ferocity and includes arrests, threats and…

India: Advocating laws to safeguard journalists

Guwahati: An untoward incident of physically assaulting a lady television reporter by the police personnel in northeast India recently, brought back the old debate of having a special law for protection of journalists on duty. The incident that took place…

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