Members of the press hold placards during a rally to mark World Press Freedom Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 3, 2012. [AP File Photo] I spent nearly four decades as a newspaper reporter and editor before coming to the State Department. Show More Summary
Back on May 3, the world commemorated “World Press Freedom Day.” Everyone except North Korea, that is. They decide to wait until May 15 to celebrate by running an editorial in the state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun. The piece is called...Show More Summary
How does North Korea celebrate World Press Freedom Day? First of all, they do it two weeks late, on May 15 rather than May 3, presumably (and tellingly) because that's how long it took the them to get around to it. But get around to it they did, with a special editorial in the state-run Rodong Sinmun, the country's preeminent newspaper. Show More Summary
Most governments, even repressive ones, at least give lip service to supporting freedom of the press--especially on World Press Freedom Day, May 3. But in Liberia this month, Othello Daniel Warrick, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's chief security aide, shocked local journalists by threatening them and calling them "terrorists" at...
Every year, people observe World Press Freedom Day on May 3. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the day's… more
Another young Palestinian talent has been locked away by Israel. Broadcast Journalist Musab Shawer Al-Tamimi (22), who worked at Al-Khalil (Hebron)Radio, was sentenced to 5 months in prison on World Press Freedom Day.
The cartoon movement held its celebration of World Press Freedom Day yesterday; and Mohammad Saba'aneh, a Palestinian artist locked in an Israeli jail, was honored
Each year on World Press Freedom Day, we celebrate the right to freedom of expression and recognize the challenges so many courageous journalists face, as we strive to promote universal rights and more open and free societies. For so...Show More Summary
Colombians commemorated World Press Freedom Day showing their outrage over the May 1 attack against journalist Ricardo Calderón from Semana magazine. Calderón was investigating corruption among military officers [es]. On Twitter the hashtag #NoNosCallarán [es] (we will not be silenced) is trending in Colombia. Written by Lully · Translated by...
Ezra Levant reflects on the importance of the free press on Press Freedom Day and is outraged that Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor were awarded the World Press Freedom Award. This report aired on The Source May 3 2013....
Amnesty International released a report on World Press Freedom Day detailing dozens of cases of journalists and media workers attacked or held in Syria since the 2011 uprising.
Today, United States officials are “reaffirming” the US’s “commitment” to freedom of speech and a free press on World Press Freedom Day, however, there remains one glaring case of repression against a journalist, who President Barack Obama has ordered Yemen to keep imprisoned. Show More Summary
Today is World Press Freedom Day and, as we mentioned briefly yesterday, Freedom House report found that there is a decline in media freedom throughout Latin America. Several recent incidents in the region appear to prove Freedom House’s assertion. Show More Summary
As the UN celebrates the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders has named five new predators of freedom of information, putting a new focus on China, the Middle East, and the Maldives in its global list of presidents, politicians, religious leaders, militias and criminal organizations committing the worst abuses against journalists.
For the past two decades, World Press Freedom Day has served to remind us of the vital importance of the freedom of the press to...
Every year on this day, May 3, the international community comes together for World Press Freedom Day. For those of us here in the United...
On World Press Freedom Day, someone in the British Embassy in Bahrain decided that it would be a good idea to solicit some views from Bahraini journalists and commentators on “their views on the freedom of expression in Bahrain”. Sounds reasonable, right? Here’s what they came up with. Anwar Abdulrahman, editor of a Bahraini daily, [...]
On World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International's Micheal Hayworth looks at the brutal repression of journalists that still occurs in many parts of the world
Today is World Press Freedom Day, as has been every 3 May for the past 20 years. Not that many would notice, mind you, despite the best efforts of UNESCO, the world’s journalists and others in highlighting the need for a news media free of political and corporate interference, and violence inflicted upon the messengers. Britain [...]