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International warrant for two Togolese journalists should not be executed, RSF says
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for non-execution of the international warrant for the arrest of two Togolese journalists that a Togolese court issued after convicting them in absentia of “contempt of authority.”
Two Belarusian women journalists, free press symbols, sentenced to 12 years in prison
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by the 12-year jail sentences that two Belarusian journalists – the editor and the manager of TUT.by, an independent media outlet closed by the Belarusian authorities in 2021 – received today (17 March) from a c
One year after his release from prison, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is still not free
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was released exactly a year ago, on 11 March 2022, after 10 years in prison, but he is still not permitted to travel or express himself freely.
RSF regrets the Polish judge’s decision to further extend the year-long detention of a Spanish journalist
Reporter Pablo González, accused of espionage for Russia, has been in custody for 12 months in the prison of Radom without being indicted. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the court’s order to extend his detention by another three months.
UN asked to seek release of Franco-Afghan reporter held by Taliban for 50 days
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has formally referred the case of Mortaza Behboudi, a Franco-Afghan journalist detained without justification in Kabul, to two United Nations special rapporteurs and has asked the UN to seek his immediate release.
#FreeMortaza - Support committee created for jailed French-Afghan journalist Mortaza Behboudi
Colleagues and friends of Mortaza Behboudi – a journalist with French and Afghan dual nationality held in Afghanistan since 7 January – announce the creation of a support committee coordinated by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
A first victory for investigative reporter in Montenegro
After a seven-year judicial ordeal in Montenegro that included 15 months in pre-trial detention, Jovo Martinovic, an investigative reporter specialising in organised crime, has finally been acquitted on appeal.