Turkey: Joint letter condemning withholding of state advertising

News Twenty organizations including RSF and the International Press Institute have written to Turkey’s Public Advertising Agency to condemn the practice of withholding state advertising to put pressure on newspapers that criticize the government. Thirty-nine papers were denied state advertising on a combined total of 315 days during the first five months of 2020. Read …

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Journalist arrested in city controlled by Syrian government

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest press freedom violation in a Syrian government-controlled region, the arrest of Nada Mashraki, a journalist based in the port city of Latakia, on a charge of publishing false news. Mashraki, who edits Latakkia News Network (LNN), a Facebook news page with more than 180,000 subscribers, has been …

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Cameroonian journalist Samuel Wazizi died in detention

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a thorough and independent investigation into the circumstances leading to Cameroonian journalist Samuel Wazizi’s death while held incommunicado by the military, which was revealed this week by a national TV channel, confirmed by the journalists’ union, and confirmed directly to RSF by several military sources close to the …

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Open letter to Bangladeshi premier on Covid-19 press freedom violations

News Five Bangladeshi and international organizations that defend the freedom to inform have written to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asking her to take concrete action to guarantee journalistic freedom in the face of an alarming surge in physical and judicial attacks on reporters and cartoonists in connection with the Covid-19 crisis. Prime Minister Sheikh …

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US – RSF joins 114 press freedom groups asking MN officials to prevent further journalist arrests or attacks

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today joined Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, PEN America, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and others to call on Minnesota state and city officials to take immediate, concrete steps to prevent further arrests of or attacks on clearly identifiable journalists. The letter reaffirms that the right to report on …

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Yemen: AFP photographer gunned down outside home in Aden

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that Yemeni journalist Nabil Hasan Al-Qaiti, an Agence France-Presse photographer also known as Nabil Hasan, was murdered by unidentified gunmen today outside his home in Dar Sad, a suburb of the southern city of Aden. Hasan’s death is the latest cruel blow to media workers in …

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Yemen: AFP contributor gunned down outside home in Aden

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that Yemeni journalist Nabil Hasan Al-Qaiti, an Agence France-Presse contributor also known as Nabil Hasan, was murdered by unidentified gunmen today outside his home in Dar Sad, a suburb of the southern city of Aden. Hasan’s death is the latest cruel blow to media workers in …

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Mongolia: RSF calls for media reform to tackle corruption

Campaigns Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Mongolian political parties and the candidates to the coming legislative election to voice their commitment to support newsroom independence as the best way to tackle corruption. With legislative elections in Mongolia approaching on June 24th, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has asked candidates and political parties to commit …

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