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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, May 2015

US cites CPJ in remarks on World Press Freedom Day Each year, World Press Freedom Day provides an opportunity for press freedom organizations to put anti-press violations on the map. This year, CPJ did just that. In U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's statement commemorating World Press Freedom Day, he...

Dear Imprisoned Journalists, "We Are With You" on World Press Freedom Day

May 3 was World Press Freedom Day. I think of journalists, writers... all those wrongfully imprisoned around the world. I think of their trauma, and their loved ones' trauma. And I think of their courage. This year, Mohamed Fahmy, aShow More Summary

Dear Imprisoned Journalists, "We Are With You" on World Press Freedom Day

May 3 was World Press Freedom Day. I think of journalists, writers... all those wrongfully imprisoned around the world. I think of their trauma, and their loved ones' trauma. And I think of their courage. This year, Mohamed Fahmy, aShow More Summary

Israeli forces fire tear-gas and stun grenades on Palestinian journalists during World Press Freedom Day march

Ma'an reports: "A number of Palestinian journalists were injured on Saturday when Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful march organised by journalists to mark World Press Freedom Day. Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters and stun grenades into the crowd of journalists marching in Bethlehem. Show More Summary

TO BE FAIR, HE’S THAT WAY ON MOST STUFF: Obama is all talk on press freedom, say many critics. I…

TO BE FAIR, HE’S THAT WAY ON MOST STUFF: Obama is all talk on press freedom, say many critics. In advance of World Press Freedom Day on Sunday, President Obama took other nations to task for being openly hostile towards reporters, accusing them of squashing the free flow of information. First Amendment advocates and White […]

Journalists to Remember on World Press Freedom Day

By Selin Thomas, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Fellow It would be impossible to bypass the endless torrent of violence and conflict currently ongoing around the world. Horrific scenes of decimated cities, bodies bloodied and limp, flood our newsstands as … Please continue reading.

Al Jazeera marks World Press Freedom Day

Al Jazeera interrupts regular programming for a news special to discuss the state of media freedom around the world.

Press freedom under fire

The world observes World Press Freedom Day amid ongoing deterioration of press freedom.

World Press Freedom Day: Protecting Journalists and the Vital Flow of Information

Before I went to work at the State Department, I spent more than 30 years as a journalist. But I cannot remember a time when journalists and journalism were under greater threat. Once, journalists were sacrosanct and protected; now they are targeted and hounded and imprisoned with impunity. Show More Summary

World Press Freedom Day: Protecting Journalists and the Vital Flow of Information

Before I went to work at the State Department, I spent more than 30 years as a journalist. But I cannot remember a time when journalists and journalism were under greater threat. Once, journalists were sacrosanct and protected; now they are targeted and hounded and imprisoned with impunity. Show More Summary

Exiled Eritreans campaign for freedom of journalists

On World Press Freedom Day, journalists critical of the government remain imprisoned without charge after 14 years.

World Press Freedom Day

Sunday, May 3 World Press Freedom Day 2015 Poland (white) considered to have a good situation when it comes to freedom of the press. You can talk freely about metal detecting and antiquity collecting here, whereas there are "some problems" (yellow) in the UK and USA. Map from the 2015 World Press Freedom Index

Obama honors journalists who have fought powerful forces

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President Barack Obama, flanked by Dieu Cay from Vietnam, left, and Simegnish “Lily” Mengesha of Ethiopia, speaks with persecuted journalists to mark World Press Freedom Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) The world’s most powerful man on Friday...Show More Summary

Blog: On World Press Freedom Day and journalists' safety

Last week, I met a Cameroonian journalist who worked in the Congo until he fled following a series of threats and an attack on his home by armed men who assaulted his sister. Elie Smith, a TV host who documented alleged abuses by police and was outspoken in his criticism...

Journalists Silenced in Myanmar: Free the Unity Five

By Laura Haigh, Amnesty International Myanmar team Journalists critical of the authorities in Myanmar pay dearly for their stories. Five journalists at the Unity newspaper paid with their freedom. On World Press Freedom Day we remind the government of their … Please continue reading.

Blog: Don't let al-Sisi's government have Egypt's last word

"I want to send a message to the world; there is no need for defending honorable Egyptian journalists." That's what Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb said on World Press Freedom Day this year, speaking at Al-Ahram state newspaper. The same day, Al-Jazeera English Bureau Chief Mohamed Fahmy was roaring...

Aid & development links: World Press Freedom Day, Richard Branson, climate change and more

The OECD's flagship report this year assesses policy coherence and illicit financial flows. The Australian chapter focuses on Pacific fisheries. Did climate change close Mt Everest? Nigeria's kidnapped girls have been sold into marriage...Show More Summary

Judge wishes reporters happy World Press Freedom day, returns them to jail

Today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org. Egypt Australian journalist Peter Greste went on trial again on Saturday, along with fellow Al Jazeera reporters Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, ABC … Read more

Palestinian journalists protest Israeli violations on World Press Freedom Day

On Saturday, May 3, Israeli forces broke up a peaceful demonstration of Palestinian journalists at the checkpoint of Beit El near Ramallah on World Press Freedom Day. That same day, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCRH) released...Show More Summary

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