Hong Kong: the national security trial of Jimmy Lai, a symbol of press freedom, will begin in six months
On 25 September 2023, six months from now, British national Jimmy Lai, a symbol of press freedom in Hong Kong, will be tried under national security charges for which he faces a life sentence.Read the rest
Hong Kong: detained press freedom symbol Jimmy Lai gets an additional 5 years and 9 months for alleged fraud
RSF urges for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, a symbolic figure of press freedom in Hong Kong, who received today an additional 5 years and 9 months for “fraud”.
RSF unveils shortlist of nominees for its 30th annual Press Freedom Awards
Fifteen journalists and media outlets from around the world have been shortlisted for the 30th annual Press Freedom Prize that Reporters Without Borders (RSF) awards in three categories – journalistic courage, impact and independence.
#FreeJimmyLai: RSF launches petition in support of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily founder, who faces a life sentence
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) launches a petition calling on the Hong Kong authorities for the urgent release of Jimmy Lai, founder of the now-defunct media outlet Apple Daily.
Hanoi court upholds Vietnamese journalist’s nine-year jail sentence
Pham Doan Trang refused to plead guilty to “anti-state propaganda.” RSF calls on Vietnam’s commercial partners to use their trade agreements with Hanoi to press for the release of this journalist, who was awarded the RSF Press Freedom Prize in 2019.
Maria Ressa faces extended jail sentence in the Philippines
As a member of the Hold The Line (HTL) Coalition Steering Committee, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Philippine Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the conviction of Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Rey Santos Jr.
Shutdown order against Rappler must be revoked immediately
The Hold the Line Coalition condemns the historic shutdown order against Rappler approved by the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week.
Call for ICC investigation into Indian reporter’s murder by Taliban
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the International Criminal Court to investigate the death of Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist who was tortured and killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan in July 2021.