"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...
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
Today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: firstname.lastname@example.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
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
Last Saturday, May 3, was annual World Press Freedom Day. This year, the state of press freedom is especially grim; journalists face imprisonment, kidnapping, and death for doing their jobs. "Unfortunately, we really don't have a lot to celebrate," said Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Show More Summary
By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Three al-Jazeera reporters were in court for a hearing in Cairo, Egypt where a judge wished them a Happy World Press Freedom Day before denying them bail and remanding them for further proceedings beginning May 15th. The defendants, al-Jazeera English’s Cairo Bureau Chief Mohamed Fahmy, Reporter Peter Greste, and Producer […]
By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In honour of World Press Freedom Day, we bring to you la Maison des Journalistes (MDJ), a French non-profit organization that offers shelter and support to journalists forced to flee their home countries. The MDJ was founded in 2002, and has since housed more than 250 journalists from 54 different […]
The Freedom of the Press Clause in the First Amendment protects our right to know what our government is doing. Together with the Freedom of Speech Clause and the Freedom of Assembly Clause of the First Amendment, these three freedoms and the right to vote are essential to support our democracy.
By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In honor of the day first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 at the recommendation of UNESCO, and to garner attention to how press freedom fares twenty years later, Deutsche Welle has compiled a series highlighting the issues journalists and the public generally are facing. Journalists in […]
So, it also happened: with Turkish Prime Minister Erdo?an fiercely interfering -- as if he is the 'supreme editor' -- with the editorial independence of Turkish media and endorsing massive manipulations of ownership, and after a horrendous...Show More Summary
Mohamed Fahmy explains his job to judge and asks for bail at court hearing coinciding with World Press Freedom Day.
Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed to attend a court hearing, coinciding with World Press Freedom Day.
The number of journalists arrested, detained and killed while working is on the increase.
Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations spotlights free media, traditional and new, as indispensable for development, democracy and good governance.
Journalists continue to be among the world’s most […]
Egypt Saturday, May 3, is World Press Freedom Day, and it’s also the day three Al Jazeera journalists will be tried in an Egyptian court, Sipho Kings wrote Thursday for Mail & Guardian. They are charged with aiding members … Read mo...
World Press Freedom Day campaign In the lead-up to World Press Freedom Day, CPJ has started a campaign highlighting 10 emblematic cases of journalists in prison and calling on authorities to release them and all other reporters being held in relation to their work. CPJ believes that no journalist should...
Anti-state activity is the most used charge against journalists New York, April 29, 2014--As World Press Freedom Day approaches, journalists are languishing in prisons across the globe. Uzbek editor Muhammad Bekjanov has been in jail for 15 years--one of the longest imprisonments of journalists worldwide. Prominent Iranian journalist Siamak...
On World Press Freedom Day, CPJ calls for the release of all jailed journalists By Shazdeh Omari/CPJ News Editor New York, April 29, 2014—Uzbek editor Muhammad Bekjanov has been in jail for 15 years, one of the longest imprisonments of journalists worldwide. Prominent Iranian journalist Siamak Ghaderi was imprisoned in...