Legal framework and justice system
The conviction of Finnish journalists for revealing state secrets sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom internationally
Two journalists of the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper were found guilty of having revealed state secrets in the country ranked 5th in the World Press Freedom Index.
#FreeIhsaneElKadi – RSF launches petition for Algerian journalist Ihsane El Kadi’s immediate release
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a petition for the urgent release of media director Ihsane El Kadi, the victim of political and judicial harassment in Algeria, where he has been held on trumped-up charges for the past month.
A second constitutional complaint against Germany's Federal Intelligence Service Act
Despite a revision of the law in spring 2021 both organisations hold that journalists are inadequately protected from surveillance by the BND, especially in their confidential communications with sources.
RSF seeks independent enquiry into Rwandan journalist’s suspicious death
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an independent investigation into the death of a Rwandan journalist who was critical of the government and who felt his life was in danger.
RSF denounces Kyrgyzstan’s increasingly harsh censorship of Radio Azattyk
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Kyrgyz Ministry of Culture’s decision to ask a court to close the local branch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), called Radio Azattyk, whose websites have been blocked since October.
An everyday occurrence in Iran: three more women journalists jailed in Tehran, marking 55 arrests since the start of protests
The Islamic Republic of Iran has arrested three more women journalists, bringing the number of detained women journalists to 16, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) alerts.
Light must be shed on Pakistani journalist’s murder in Kenya three months ago
Although Pakistan has appointed a new team of investigators, much is still unclear about ARY News TV anchor Arshad Sharif’s execution-style murder in Kenya in October.
Hold The Line Coalition welcomes acquittal of Maria Ressa and Rappler, calls for all remaining cases to be closed
Philippine Court of Tax Appeals has acquitted on Wednesday 18 January Nobel laureate Maria Ressa of tax evasion.