Category - journalists

  • January 15, 2018

    A delegation of global press freedom groups are on a fact-finding mission to the United States, reflecting concerns about threats to journalists and heightened anti-press rhetoric in the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency.

  • January 12, 2018

    Reporters Without Borders has reiterated its call for the immediate release of two Burmese reporters working for the Reuters news agency.

  • January 11, 2018

    Almost exactly one year after South African freelance photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed was abducted by gunmen in northwestern Syria, his colleagues have obtained proof that he is still alive.

  • December 1, 2017

    The President of the International Federation of Journalists has  written to Egypt's  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressing concern over the detention of photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid and calling for his release.

  • September 30, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists and member of the IFJ Executive Committee Omar Faruk Osman addressed the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 27 September 2017. Osman highlighted the abuse of human rights in Somalia, particularly attacks on journalists, trade unions and freedom of expression.

  • September 24, 2017

    French President Emmanuel Macron has backed the call for a United Nations special representative for the protection of journalists around the world.

  • July 26, 2017

    The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate recorded at least 15 incidents of journalists being attacked, abused or prevented from reporting by Israeli security forces while attempting to cover the Al-Aqsa Mosque protests over the weekend.

  • May 11, 2017

    The civil and human rights organisation Liberty has called on the next Government to abandon the Law Commission’s proposals for an Espionage Act which could see journalists and whistleblowers jailed for years if they reveal information that merely embarrasses ministers.

  • May 3, 2017

    'Critical minds for critical times' is the theme for World Press Freedom Day 2017

  • April 5, 2017

    A recent legislative amendment requires activists and journalists reporting on government corruption in Ukraine to file public declarations of their personal assets, Human Rights Watch said today. The new requirement is vague and could be used to deter or punish investigative journalists and partners of anti-corruption nongovernmental groups for doing their job.