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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.”Read the rest
European Parliament condemns Tunisia’s crackdown on press freedom, calls for journalist’s release
RSF hails the European Parliament’s approval of an emergency resolution condemning the increase in press freedom violations in Tunisia, thereby putting pressure on the European Commission to adopt sanctions against the Tunisian authorities.
More curbs on coverage of Turkish government’s handling of quake aftermath
RSF condemns two Turkish court decisions censoring coverage of the aftermath of the 6 February earthquake on the grounds of “protecting the reputation” of private sector companies.
Rwanda: Following questionable trial on the death of a journalist, RSF and 85 organizations reiterate call for an independent investigation
The lack of details in the verdict of the trial of the death of Rwandan journalist John Williams Ntwali suggests the lack of an effective investigation.
Mongolia: RSF urges legislators not to override presidential veto of dangerous social media bill
RSF calls on Mongolian Parliament to uphold the presidential veto of a dangerous social media bill, during the plenary vote scheduled for 17 March.
All parties to Nord-Kivu conflict asked to respect journalists’ work
In the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Nord-Kivu province, media outlets are being directly impacted by the fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and the DRC’s armed forces, the FARDC.
Iranian reporters not giving up after six months of protests and persecution
More than 70 journalists have been arrested in Iran since the start of the protests following Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody on 16 September. The interviews RSF has conducted with reporters reflect responses ranging from fear to combativeness.
USA: RSF opposes Florida’s proposed anti-media bill and calls to overturn constitutional protections for journalists
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for Florida’s legislature to reject a proposed bill that would deter journalists from reporting critically about public figures without fear of penalty.