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More than 100 Afghan journalists appeal for help through RSF

September 20, 2021 – More than 100 anonymous Afghan journalists have issued an urgent appeal to the international community through Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Entitled “Afghan journalism is threatened with extinction,” the appeal has been signed by a total of 103 journalists (including 20 women) from many different media outlets, who say they reflect “various […]

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RSF expects progress on rules for the digital space at the Summit for Information and Democracy

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the world’s first Ministerial Summit for Information and Democracy, which will be held in New York on 24 September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Launched by RSF, the Initiative on Information and Democracy aims to establish safeguards for the digital space so that online platforms and social […]

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RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to include Israeli air strikes on more than 20 media outlets in the Gaza Strip in her investigation into the situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Targeted Israeli airforce attacks have destroyed the premises of 23 Palestinian and international media […]

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Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world

July 8, 2020 – Four Yemeni journalists and an Iranian editor are under sentence death and await execution. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the use of the death penalty, an antiquated form of punishment, to threaten journalists in some parts of the world. The Yemeni journalists Abdul Khaleq Amran, Akram Al-Walidi, Hareth Humaid and Tawfiq Al-Mansouri were found guilty […]

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RSF denounces China’s expulsion of NYT correspondent who reported extensively on COVID-19

May 20, 2020 – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Beijing’s expulsion early May of New York Times correspondent who reported extensively on Covid-19 and urges the Chinese authorities to put an end to visa reprisals against journalists. Chris Buckley, a foreign correspondent with The New York Times who spent 76 days in Wuhan reporting on the Covid-19 crisis, […]

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RSF's worldwide roundup of journalists killed, detained, held hostage in 2019

December 17, 2019 – RSF USA’s analysis of the statistics collected in the 2019 Roundup shows that more journalists were deliberately targeted, murdered, and imprisoned in 2019 than in years previous, particularly those covering corruption, human rights violations, or organized crime. Donald Trump’s hostility towards the independent media is spreading and amplifying already dangerous conditions for journalists […]

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30 countries sign up to “information and democracy” partnership started by RSF

November 11, 2019 – 30 UN members states signed the International Partnership on Information and Democracy at the UN General Assembly today, a historic inter-governmental accord initiated by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to promote democratic principles in the online public arena. Made possible by RSF’s Information and Democracy Initiative, the signing of this unprecedented agreement […]

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RSF: Trump should condemn video depicting violence against journalists

Oct. 15, 2019 – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces a video shown at a Trump resort last week that portrayed a fictitious President Donald Trump committing acts of extreme violence against news organizations and political rivals. President Trump must personally condemn this horrific video immediately. A video depicting a fictitious Donald Trump committing a series […]

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Turkey: Free expression organizations highlight unprecedented crackdown on freedom of expression in report to UN

Aug. 5, 2019 – More than three years since Turkey’s 2016 failed coup and one year after its state of emergency was lifted, the government continues its relentless and pervasive crackdown on civic space, media freedom and dissenting voices. Turkey’s human rights record will come under review by the UN Human Rights Council during the […]

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Trump administration adds new charges against Julian Assange for violating Espionage Act

May 24, 2019 – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply concerned about the ramifications of the US Justice Department’s latest charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for obtaining, receiving and publishing classified documents. The Justice Department indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on May 23 on 17 new counts of violating the Espionage Act for obtaining and publishing classified government […]

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US – RSF joins coalition of more than 100 organizations opposing DHS surveillance of journalists, activists and lawyers

May 1, 2019 – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joined a coalition of more than 100 organizations in sending a letter to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on May 1 urging it to cease any targeting of journalists, activists and lawyers based on their First Amendment-protected speech and associational activities. RSF and a coalition […]

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2019 World Press Freedom Index: A cycle of fear

April 18, 2019 – The 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows how hatred of journalists has degenerated into violence, contributing to an increase in fear. The number of countries regarded as safe, where journalists can work in complete security, continues to decline, while authoritarian regimes continue to tighten their […]

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UNESCO prize for Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar

April 10, 2019 – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) congratulates Burmese journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone on today’s announcement that they are to be awarded UNESCO’s Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize and reiterates its call for their immediate release. Imprisoned in Myanmar for the past 15 months, these two Reuters reporters were sentenced to seven years in prison for investigating […]

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Leaked database show US government has been secretly monitoring journalists at US-Mexico border

March 7, 2019 – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) questions the legality of a secret US government database showing journalists investigating the migrant caravan have been tracked and flagged for secondary screening at the US-Mexico border, with some even having alerts placed on their passports. This offense on the First Amendment and journalistic independence must be […]

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