Turkish court upholds Cumhuriyet newspaper convictions

ISTANBUL (AP) — An appeals court in Turkey has upheld the convictions of 14 journalists and senior staff members of a prominent opposition newspaper. Cumhuriyet newspaper said six st...

Watchdog: Revolutionary Iran jails 1.7 million in 30 years

PARIS (AP) — Media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders says that Iranian authorities jailed, and sometimes executed, 1.7 million people around the capital Tehran alone in the first 30 years after...

Michael Ignatieff among winners of prestigious Israeli prize

JERUSALEM (AP) — Academic Michael Ignatieff and Reporters Without Borders are among the winners of Israel's prestigious Dan David Prize this year. The prize is named after the late p...

Reporters Without Borders urges China to release detained Australian blogger

TAIPEI (RSF) -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on China for the immediate release of Yang Hengjun, a China-born Australian blogger and writer, who was arrested last weekend and is now charged f...

RSF, UN calls on China to release ailing journalist, victim of torture

TAIPEI (RSF) -- RSF award winner Huang Qi received a closed trial on January 14, 2019, but no verdict was reached. In a statement on published on December 20 by the Office of the United Nations High C...

4 media organizations ask Albania to drop online media laws

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Four international media organizations have called on the Albanian government to drop two draft laws on state regulation and compulsory registration of online media to fight fak...

Media freedom group records increase in journalists killed

PARIS (AP) — Media freedom group Reporters Without Borders says it has recorded an increase in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned worldwide this year. The Paris-based gr...

China: RSF and coalition of NGOs demand Google abandon Project Dragonfly

TAIPEI (RSF) -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as a member of a coalition of 60 NGOs wrote to Google's CEO on Dec. 11 demanding he abandon the development of a censored search engine for the Chin...

Press freedom group says reporters being harassed in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leading press freedom group is calling on Polish authorities to "end their harassment and attempts to intimidate independent journalists," after a string of incidents that have...

Journalist killed in Mexico as new president inaugurated

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have confirmed that a journalist was found slain in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit. The spokesman for Mexico's newly inaugurated president ...

Association of Taiwan Journalists announces its support for equal marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Association of Taiwan Journalists (ATJ) has come out in support of equal marriage by declaring today (Nov. 14) that it opposes the contents of referendums 10, 11,...

Hong Kong’s disappearing freedom: events canceled, editor expelled

HONG KONG (AP) — Concerns have been raised about freedom of expression in Hong Kong following the cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow an editor from the Financi...

Events canceled, editor expelled: Hong Kong's losing freedom

HONG KONG (AP) — Concerns have been raised about freedom of expression in Hong Kong following the cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow an editor from the Financial Tim...

In online ruse, fake journalists tried to hack Saudi critic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers impersonating journalists tried to intercept the communications of a prominent Saudi opposition figure in Washington. An Associated Press review of maliciou...

Rights group condemns Egypt's media law as 'extortion'

CAIRO (AP) — An international press freedom group says new regulations in Egypt amount to "extortion" and aim to silence the country's last remaining independent media. Reporters Wit...