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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

4 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

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

On World Press Freedom Day, little press freedom to speak of

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

Egyptian Judge Wishes Three Reporters A Happy World Press Freedom Day Then Denies Them Bail

4 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

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 […]

La Maison Des Journalistes: A French Refuge For Exiled Journalists

4 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

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 […]

Late Night: Today Is World Press Freedom Day and We Have Problems to Fix

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.

May Third Is World Press Freedom Day

4 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

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 […]

Turkish Media in World Press Freedom Day: 'Not Free' at Last

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

AJ journalist asks Egypt judge for freedom

Mohamed Fahmy explains his job to judge and asks for bail at court hearing coinciding with World Press Freedom Day.

Al Jazeera staff face court on free press day

Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed to attend a court hearing, coinciding with World Press Freedom Day.

Al Jazeera marks World Press Freedom Day

The number of journalists arrested, detained and killed while working is on the increase.

UN: Free Media Vital to Sustainable Development

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations spotlights free media, traditional and new, as indispensable for development, democracy and good governance.

MediaWireWorld: 3 journalists in Egyptian court on World Press Freedom Day

4 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

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...

News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, April 2014

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...

World Press Freedom Day: 10 Journalists to Free from Prison

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...

Ten journalists to free from prison

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...

UNESCO Mapping World Press Freedom Day Events

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day and UNESCO is marking the occasion with an event in Paris, France that is free and open to the public. There are lots of resources on their site for anyone who wishes to learn more about press freedom or host an event. Using...

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