China jails journalist, human rights activist before World Press Freedom Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several human rights activists were convicted and imprisoned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) right before World Press Freedom Day (May 3), demonstrating China's v...

Report: Virus pandemic being used to curb press freedom

BERLIN (AP) — An international media rights group said Sunday the coronavirus pandemic is being used by governments around the world to increase restrictions on press freedoms. In a ...

Amnesty reports chilling details of Egypt press crackdown

CAIRO (AP) — Journalism in Egypt has effectively become a crime over the past four years, as authorities clamp down on media outlets and muzzle dissent, Amnesty International said in a report released...

DW hands historic CD to Greek president on Press Freedom Day

Deutsche Welle (DW) and Greece enjoy a special relationship. During the military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1967 to 1974, DW's Greek service took a clear stance on behalf of those fi...

Uganda targets journalists on World Press Freedom Day

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As World Press Freedom Day is celebrated, television and radio stations in Uganda are being targeted over coverage of an opposition figure's appearance in court. ...

British and Canadian offices in Taiwan take a stand for World Press Freedom Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The British and Canadian representative offices in Taipei took a stand in favor of World Press Freedom Day Friday (May 3) with social media statements. On Facebook, the...

Journalist Ahmet Altan mulls freedom in a Turkish prison

The sentence that belongs to you alone! Ask a person who has lost their freedom to define freedom, and you will probably get a text full of bitterness and longing. But it shouldn't be that way. ...

World Press Freedom Day events raise alarm on fake news

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A rising tide of fake news and disinformation is dominating World Press Freedom Day discussions taking place this week in Ethiopia, which is hosting the main event after f...

Accusations of censorship at UN on World Press Freedom Day

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — On World Press Freedom Day when the U.N. chief is touting the "invaluable" role of a free press, a decision to postpone a U.N. panel discussion on international media freedom and...

Media crackdown silencing criticism of Turkish government

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A satirical cover for a political news magazine was all it took to see its editor eventually sentenced to more than two decades in prison. Cevheri Guven, editor...

Indonesia deports Japanese documentary makers out of Papua

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six Japanese making a documentary about indigenous people in the tightly controlled Indonesian province of Papua were deported for lacking journalist visas just days after th...

Germany emphasizes support for jailed Turkish journalists

BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of people have rallied outside the Turkish embassy in Berlin, calling for the release of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel and scores of other reporters imprisoned in Turkey. ...

250,000 sign petition for Turkish journalists' release

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A rights advocacy group says more than 250,000 people have signed an online petition urging Turkey to release some 120 journalists who were jailed following last summer's failed ...