press freedom

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • October 24, 2017

    Fikret Huseynli is the second foreign journalist to be arrested at a Kiev airport on the basis of an Interpol red notice in the past month.

  • 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.

  • August 26, 2017

    The Cambodian government should end its escalating campaign of politically-motivated harassment, intimidation and legal action against the media, non-governmental groups, and human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • August 14, 2017

    Investigative journalist Alexander Sokolov has been jailed for three and a half years by a Russian court. Sokolov has been convicted with involvement in a banned extremist group.The International Federation of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists have joined  the Russian Union of Journalists in condemning the ruling which is being used to silence and intimidate Sokolov and other journalists.

  • August 8, 2017

    Human rights and media organisations have condemned the announcement by Israel's communications minister, Ayoub Kara, that the Israeli government has decided to close Al Jazeera' s office in Jerusalem and take the channel off air.

  • 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.