Arbitrary detention and proceedings
UK: Court of Appeal ruling in case against Carole Cadwalladr risks chilling effect on public interest reporting
The UK Court of Appeal has delivered a disappointing verdict in the defamation case against RSF Press Freedom Prize laureate Carole Cadwalladr.
Pakistan urged to free journalist held illegally after being deported from Malaysia
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Syed Fawad Ali Shah, a Pakistani journalist also known as Fawad Shah, who was deported from Malaysia last August despite having refugee status there.
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.
Iran’s conditional pardons for journalists not real clemency, says RSF
At least 12 Iranian journalists who were in prison or awaiting trial have been granted pardons, but most of them have had to undertake to limit their future actions.
In Ethiopia’s Somali region, 15 foreign TV channels banned, journalist arrested
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Ethiopia’s decision to suspend Somali-language TV broadcasts by 15 international TV broadcasters in its southeastern Somali Region, and the arrest of one of the TV channels’ journalists for two days.
Tunisian radio station director’s arrest sends harsh message to media
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demands the immediate release of a Tunisian radio station director, who has been held for the past four days without any explanation from the authorities, and calls on the Tunisian government to end its increasing authorita
China: RSF urges for release of ailling investigative journalist Huang Xueqin, detained for over 500 days
Chinese investigative journalist Huang Xueqin, who has now been detained for over 500 days, has been subjected to mistreatment that led to significant health deterioration.