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14 September 2016 |

Turkey's "140journos" harvests news from volunteer reporters

Turkey's "It is totally trust-based. In villages, people create a kind of collaboration as they do the harvest in the fields. We want you to create content, we will publish it, and we want to do this in every city, and on every issue, like villagers at harvest time."
14 September 2016 |

Cuban journalist and LGBT activist sacked for working with non-state media

Cuban radio journalist and blogger Maykel González Vivero gave his final show on Radio Sagua on September 3, 2016, after the station terminated his contract due to González’ “collaboration with private media.”
14 September 2016 |

Women arrested for protesting proposed changes to Ugandan constitution

Women arrested for protesting proposed changes to Ugandan constitution Police in Uganda detained 25 women who had peacefully gathered in the capital Kampala to pray and present a petition to the speaker of parliament on Tuesday.
14 September 2016 |

A Turkish teacher's plea

A Turkish teacher's plea A call for more media attention on violence and starvation during a popular talk show got a Turkish teacher charged with "terrorist propaganda". Thirty of her "accomplices" were quick to defend her.
13 September 2016 |

Is North Dakota out to intimidate media?

Is North Dakota out to intimidate media? Mimicking a strategy used by despotic governments around the world, North Dakota charges journalist over footage of security guards using dogs and pepper spray to disperse Native American protestors.
12 September 2016 |

Change to Mexican law leaves critical journalists at risk of steep fines

Change to Mexican law leaves critical journalists at risk of steep fines Sergio Aguayo, one of Mexico's most prominent political commentators, said he was taken by surprise when he heard he was being sued for "moral damages."
12 September 2016 |

August 2016: A particularly discouraging month for media freedoms in Palestine

August 2016: A particularly discouraging month for media freedoms in Palestine In its monthly incident report for August, the Palestinian Center for Developments and Media Freedoms (MADA), monitored violations committed against media freedoms by Israeli forces and the Palestinian authority. Violations committed in August exceeded those that took place in any other month since the start of 2016.
12 September 2016 |

Greek editor sentenced for criticising school director's extremist views

Greek editor sentenced for criticising school director's extremist views “I am really worried that this sentence will prohibit other journalists from writing freely and force them to censorship themselves,” journalist Stratis Balaskas says.
12 September 2016 |

Adnan Hassan, Iran's longest-held journalist, released from prison

Adnan Hassan, an ardent defender of the Kurdish cause, was arrested in 2007 and initially sentenced to death. After two re-trials and almost ten years in prison, Hassan is now free.
12 September 2016 |

Venezuelan journalist Braulio Jatar arrested in wake of massive protests

Braulio Jatar's family called the arrest a retaliation against Jatar and an act of intimidation for his having disseminated information and videos about protests against President Nicolás Maduro.
12 September 2016 |

Join the global coalition for a Protector of Journalists

Join the global coalition for a Protector of Journalists Sign RSF’s call on the UN Secretary-General for the creation of a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists ahead of the UN General Assembly.
12 September 2016 |

Facebook's iconic blunder

Facebook's iconic blunder Banning of iconic image that helped turn American public opinion against Vietnam War in 1970s raises serious questions about Facebook's status as the news gatekeeper of the digital age.
12 September 2016 |

Philippines court denies bail of suspect in broadcaster's killing

A primary suspect in the 2011 murder of Palawan environmentalist and broadcaster Gerardo "Gerry" Ortega was denied bail by a Philippines court.
12 September 2016 |

Police raid newspaper after critical documentary airs in Maldives

Police raid newspaper after critical documentary airs in Maldives
Police raided a daily newspaper's office hours after Al-Jazeera aired a documentary produced by the paper's former editor alleging high-level corruption in the Maldives.
9 September 2016 |

Paraguayan journalist at risk of losing his police security detail

Paraguayan journalist at risk of losing his police security detail Cándido Figueredo - who reports from Pedro Juan Caballero, on the border of Brazil, for ABC Color, one of Paraguay's largest national dailies - has lived under 24-hour police protection for more than two decades following years of death threats for his coverage on organized crime and drug trafficking.
9 September 2016 |

Journalist assaulted while covering land dispute at Ugandan court

Madiinah Ssebyala, a journalist with Bukedde Paper, was assaulted by Kasagga Swaibu for the second time this year, and threatened to stop covering a land dispute in which he is implicated.
9 September 2016 |

Increasing danger for journalists working in Yemen

Eight journalists have been killed since the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen began. Another two individuals who worked as media support staff have also been killed since the start of the crisis.
8 September 2016 |

Karimov's legacy of repression will live on

Karimov's legacy of repression will live on Uzbekistan's Islam Karimov has passed on. But his legacy of repression, torture, massacres and slavery will impact millions of people for decades.
8 September 2016 |

MFWA's modest proposal: Train police to protect journalists

MFWA's modest proposal: Train police to protect journalists It may sound like a simple proposal, but implementation of MFWA's submission to the High Commissioner for Human Rights could change free expression in Africa.
8 September 2016 |

Iran's "Halal Internet"

Iran's The "National Information Network" is quickly becoming the nemesis of Iran's dissenting online voices.


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