US under fire in global press freedom report

2014-02-12 10:01

Conflicts continued to weigh heavily on the media last year but press freedom was also under increasing threat from abuses by democracies like the US, Reporters Without Borders says.

Journo fears for his life: Flees Sudan

2013-07-18 16:18

A reporter for the international news service Bloomberg has fled Sudan afraid for his safety after being threatened, assaulted and arbitrarily detained, a watchdog says.

French photographer killed in Syria

2013-02-25 22:42

A 38-year-old French freelance photographer has become the 23rd journalist killed in fighting in Syria after he died of shrapnel wounds sustained days earlier.

84 Tunisia journos 'attacked this year'

2012-10-05 09:03

At least 130 attacks on press freedom have taken place in Tunisia this year, with 84 cases of direct physical attacks on journalists being reported, media rights group says.

Sombre world press day in Somalia

2012-05-04 11:22

Dozens of Somali journalists met in sombre silence to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, a meeting that came only hours after the killing of the fifth Somali journalist this year.

Mutharika targeting journos – group

2012-03-20 15:17

An International press freedom group has accused Malawi’s president Bingu wa Mutharika and his government of creating an "appalling climate" for journalists.

Mubarak urged to spare Facebook user

2010-12-29 17:24

Rights groups have called for Egypt's president to intervene after an internet user was sentenced to jail for starting a Facebook group for army recruits.

40 media 'predators' named

2010-05-03 11:28

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders has named the world’s 40 worst “predators of the press” including politicians, religious leaders and militia to mark World Press Freedom Day.

RSF: Somali journo shot dead

2009-07-05 17:25

A Somali radio journalist has been shot dead in Mogadishu, the sixth to be killed in Somalia since January, says Reporters Without Borders.

Somali journo freed

2009-06-09 12:08

Kidnapped Somali journalist Ibrahim Mohamed Ali has been freed, global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says.

China blocks Twitter

2009-06-02 22:32

China has blocked access to Twitter, Flickr and other websites, just two days before the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.


Hunger strike: Liberia journo in hospital

2013-09-03 17:48

The editor of one of Liberia's leading newspapers is spending his eighth day in hospital after he was jailed over reports about government corruption.

Congo suspends newspapers

2013-06-05 07:56

The Congo Republic has suspended several independent newspapers for offences including linking President Denis Sassou Nguesso to the assassination of military ruler Marien Ngouabi.

Deadliest year for journalists

2012-12-19 22:18

It has been the deadliest year for journalists since Reporters Without Borders began producing its annual round-up 17 years ago.

Blogger held over royalty insult

2012-07-06 14:01

Malaysian authorities have detained a blogger for allegedly insulting one of the country's royals, police say.

Journalist killed every 5 days

2012-05-03 22:11

A journalist has been killed every five days on average so far this year, Reporters Without Borders has warned, as countries around the world marked World Press Freedom Day.

Watchdog upset as BlackBerry helps UK cops

2011-08-13 14:25

A media watchdog has voiced concern at the co-operation between British authorities and the makers of BlackBerry smartphones to identify rioters in London and other cities.

DRC press freedom 'declines'

2010-08-31 10:03

A Paris-based media watchdog has warned of a “steady decline” in work conditions for journalists in the DRC ahead of presidential polls next year.

Jailed journo 'very sick'

2009-08-13 20:05

One of six journalists jailed for criticising Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is "very sick" and has been hospitalised, a medical source says.

Gambian journalist arrested

2009-06-25 14:43

A Gambian journalist has been arrested for taking photographs of people attending a large media trial in the west African country, police and his wife say.

RSF wants N Korea to reconsider

2009-06-08 16:42

Press watchdog Reporters Without Borders has called on North Korea to reverse a court decision to sentence two US journalists to 12 years in a labour camp.

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