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RSF condemns ‘tax evasion’ charge used to harass Philippine website

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, KB, Maria Ressa, Media, Media persecution, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rappler, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, RSF, tax evasion  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns ‘tax evasion’ charge used to harass Philippine website

Rappler president and media freedom advocate Maria Ressa … now the target of a personal lawsuit by the Duterte government. Image: RSF/Joël Saget/AFP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has condemned the tax evasion charges that the Philippine Department of Justice  is bringing against the independent news website Rappler and its president, journalist Maria […]

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RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

By   /  September 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Massacres, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Myanmar, Nobel Peace Prize, Open letter, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

RSF open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi … “How are we to understand the sentence passed on these two journalists at the start of the week? What credibility can the rule of law and judicial independence have in Myanmar after this farce?” Image: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Five days after Reuters […]

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RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Censorship, Democracy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Myanmar, Official secrets, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Trial  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

Turmoil outside the Yangon court at the end of the trial of Kyaw Soe Oo (below) and Wa Lone in Myanmar yesterday. Image: Ye Aung Tha/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has condemned the seven-year prison sentences imposed on two Reuters reporters in the Myanmar city of Yangon yesterday at the end of […]

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As Cumhuriyet trial resumes, RSF says journalists must be freed now

By   /  March 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on As Cumhuriyet trial resumes, RSF says journalists must be freed now

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: As Cumhuriyet trial resumes, RSF says journalists must be freed now Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: As Cumhuriyet trial resumes, RSF says journalists must be freed now As the Turkish authorities prepare to resume the emblematic Cumhuriyet newspaper trial tomorrow in Istanbul, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) again urges them […]

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International human rights and free speech organisations express grave concerns as Cumhuriyet trial nears its close

By   /  March 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on International human rights and free speech organisations express grave concerns as Cumhuriyet trial nears its close

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: International human rights and free speech organisations express grave concerns as Cumhuriyet trial nears its close Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: International human rights and free speech organisations express grave concerns as Cumhuriyet trial nears its close Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, PEN […]

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Cameroon : outgoing minister’s bodyguards attack reporter

By   /  March 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on Cameroon : outgoing minister’s bodyguards attack reporter

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Cameroon : outgoing minister’s bodyguards attack reporter Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: Cameroon : outgoing minister’s bodyguards attack reporter Isseri, who reports for the Le Jour daily newspaper, went to the newly replaced minister’s home in Yaoundé on 3 March to get his reaction, as he does with ministers […]

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Egyptian prosecutors seek death sentence for photographer

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on Egyptian prosecutors seek death sentence for photographer

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Egyptian prosecutors seek death sentence for photographer Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: Egyptian prosecutors seek death sentence for photographer Prosecutors have requested a death sentence for Mahmoud Abou Zeid, an Egyptian photojournalist known as Shawkan who has been held for four and a half years. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) […]

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Saudi crown prince must not be given a pass on press freedom during UK visit

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on Saudi crown prince must not be given a pass on press freedom during UK visit

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Saudi crown prince must not be given a pass on press freedom during UK visit Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: Saudi crown prince must not be given a pass on press freedom during UK visit Prince Mohammed is set to visit the UK from 7 to 9 March to […]

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Swiss voters reject “No Billag” initiative, save public broadcasting

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on Swiss voters reject “No Billag” initiative, save public broadcasting

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Swiss voters reject “No Billag” initiative, save public broadcasting Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: Swiss voters reject “No Billag” initiative, save public broadcasting But the Swiss authorities and state broadcasters heaved a sigh of relief after the referendum on Sunday (4 March), when 71.6% of voters rejected the proposed […]

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US – #WeeklyAddress: February 26 – March 4: With Hope Hicks out, what’s next for Trump’s relationship with the press?

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on US – #WeeklyAddress: February 26 – March 4: With Hope Hicks out, what’s next for Trump’s relationship with the press?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: US – #WeeklyAddress: February 26 – March 4: With Hope Hicks out, what’s next for Trump’s relationship with the press? Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: US – #WeeklyAddress: February 26 – March 4: With Hope Hicks out, what’s next for Trump’s relationship with the press? White House Communications Director […]

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RSF welcomes UK plan to repeal Section 40

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on RSF welcomes UK plan to repeal Section 40

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: RSF welcomes UK plan to repeal Section 40 Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: RSF welcomes UK plan to repeal Section 40 On 1 March, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock announced in an oral statement to parliament that the government will be closing the […]

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Uzbek journalist freed after 19 years in prison

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on Uzbek journalist freed after 19 years in prison

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Uzbek journalist freed after 19 years in prison Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: Uzbek journalist freed after 19 years in prison Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved to learn that Yusuf Ruzimuradov, an Uzbek journalist who had been held for 19 years, was finally released on 22 February. RSF […]

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India: RSF hails suspect’s arrest in Gauri Lankesh murder

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on India: RSF hails suspect’s arrest in Gauri Lankesh murder

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: India: RSF hails suspect’s arrest in Gauri Lankesh murder Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: India: RSF hails suspect’s arrest in Gauri Lankesh murder The special police unit that was set up to investigate Gauri Lankesh‘s death announced on 2 March that they are questioning Naveen Kumar, the founder of […]

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Egyptian regime turns its sights on foreign media

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on Egyptian regime turns its sights on foreign media

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Egyptian regime turns its sights on foreign media Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: Egyptian regime turns its sights on foreign media Viewers of ON TV, a pro-government commercial TV channel, saw a strange confession on 26 February. A young woman called Zubeida claimed she had secretly married without telling […]

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US — Latest firings at Newsweek raise alarm bells as to publication’s editorial independence from its owners

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs, Reporters Without Borders  /  Comments Off on US — Latest firings at Newsweek raise alarm bells as to publication’s editorial independence from its owners

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: US — Latest firings at Newsweek raise alarm bells as to publication’s editorial independence from its owners Source: Reporters Without Borders – Headline: US — Latest firings at Newsweek raise alarm bells as to publication’s editorial independence from its owners Two more editors were fired from Newsweek last week following […]

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UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack

By   /  January 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Malou Mangahas, Maria Ressa, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PCIJ, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rappler, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack

Rappler’s CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa says that the Philippine government spends a lot of effort to turn journalism into a crime which shouldn’t be the case. Video: Rappler BACKGROUNDER: By David Robie Three United Nations special rapporteurs have added their voice to the global protests this month over the President Rodrigo Durterte government […]

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RSF media freedom round-up for 2017 – 65 journalists killed, 326 in prison

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Journalist killings, Killings, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF media freedom round-up for 2017 – 65 journalists killed, 326 in prison

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London. Video: Al Jazeera/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has documented the number of journalists killed or jailed this year. It says Syria and Mexico are among the most dangerous places for reporters to work. Sixty percent of journalists killed are targeted because of their journalistic work. […]

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