Hong Kong: RSF denounces arrest of Apple Daily founder, who risks life imprisonment under National Security Law

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, who was arrested today for “colluding with foreign forces” and risks life imprisonment under the National Security law recently imposed on Hong Kong by the Chinese regime. Jimmy Lai, 71, founder of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, was Source

RSF denounces Malaysia’s harassment of Al Jazeera journalists

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed by the Malaysian government’s growing harassment of media outlets that don’t toe the official line, including a raid on the Kuala Lumpur bureau of the Qatari TV news broadcaster Al Jazeera on 4 August and a decision to expel two Australian journalists employed by the bureau two days …

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Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Albanian authorities not to interfere in the editorial line of two TV channels, Ora News TV and Channel One, which have been seized as part of a judicial investigation into their owner, the businessman Ylli Ndroqi. The two TV channels, which have often criticized Prime Minister Edi …

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Letter about coronavirus-linked press freedom violations in Zimbabwe

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Zimbabwean branch of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) have written to Zimbabwe’s information minister voicing alarm about a surge in assaults on journalists and arrests in connection with their coverage of the coronavirus crisis. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, RSF has registered more than …

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India: A year of throttling journalism in Kashmir

News On the first anniversary of the Indian government’s sudden decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and simultaneously disconnect telecommunications there, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has examined the current state of press freedom in this northern territory with the help of its journalists. In the light of their alarming accounts, RSF calls on …

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Journalist’s conviction would prove Algeria is now authoritarian

News If Khaled Drareni, the Algeria correspondent of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), is sentenced to four years in prison, as the prosecution requested when his trial opened in the Algiers district of Sidi M’hamed yesterday, it will confirm that the Algerian state has turned its back on the ideals of the country’s independence, RSF said. …

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