Technological censorship and surveillance
Moscow signs Novaya Gazeta’s “death warrant” by revoking its licences, RSF says
Revoking the licence of investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta and its new magazine, Novaya Rasskaz-Gazeta, symbolises the completion of the Kremlin’s goal of silencing all independent journalism in Russia, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says.
Russian journalism chained by the Kremlin’s systemic censorship
For the past 6 months, independent journalists have been at risk of facing 15 years in prison for covering the activities of Russia’s armed forces . The law adopted on 4 March was just the first in a series of anti-media laws.
Pakistani TV news channel taken off the air, news director arrested
Popular TV news channel ARY News has been taken off the air in most Pakistani cities and its news director, Ammad Yousaf, has been arrested.
Abusive lawsuits against journalists amid political tension in Greece
RSF is concerned for Greek journalists in the wake of the abusive lawsuits that the Greek prime minister’s nephew brought against two media outlets amid tension resulting from the EYP's admission that it spied on journalists and opposition politicians.
Despite series of presidential pardons, Egypt still holding 21 journalists
RSf welcomes the release of 5 journalists in recent months in Egypt but points out that the entire country is an open prison and that 21 journalists are still jailed, including Alaa Abdel Fattah, who completed his fourth month on hunger strike.
Pegasus judicial proceedings in France offer only possibility of justice
A year after the Pegasus Project revealed that at least 200 journalists had been targeted by NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, the judicial investigation launched in France in response to criminal complaints filed by RSF offers the only possibility of justice.
Russian journalists’ union could be disbanded for “discrediting armed forces”
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Russian prosecutor’s office to withdraw the 350-page complaint it has brought against the Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union (JMWU), which could result in this independent union being disbanded.
RSF launches Digital Security Lab
On 18 July Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will present its newly founded Digital Security Lab: a digital forensic laboratory created to help counter the threats of online surveillance.