Digital space and democracy
Taliban have entered a new phase of their media war with the closure of two major Afghan news websites
RSF urges the authorities to reverse this decision as soon as possible and allow the media to continue informing the Afghan people, as their basic human rights.
A Bolsonaro reelection poses biggest threat to Brazilian press freedom, says RSF
Attacks on the media have been one of the hallmarks of Jair Bolsonaro’s first term as Brazil’s president. Supported by an increasingly virulent base and backed by disinformation campaigns, he has undermined press freedom and the right to information...
El Watan is back on Algeria’s newsstands but its survival is still threatened
Algeria’s leading French-speaking daily is back on sale after its journalists suspended the strike they launched in July over non-payment of salaries, but the heavily indebted newspaper’s problems have not been resolved and it could easily go under.
Twitter accused of not protecting its users against misinformation
On August 23, the Washington Post revealed that Twitter's former chief security officer is accusing his former employer, with supporting documents, of not protecting its users from hacking and manipulation of information.
Press under pressure in Brazil - RSF analyzes online attacks against journalists during the presidential elections
RSF is scrutinising the most widely used offensive and derogatory hashtags, expressions and insults on social media against journalits and the press during Brazilian's presidential election
Senegalese newspaper front pages hijacked for political propaganda purposes
Fake versions of the front pages of five Senegalese newspapers – replacing the news headlines with political propaganda – have been circulating on social media since 7 July. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns these disinformation attempts.