Violence against journalists
Syrian TV anchor and director arrested in Turkey after racist insults by guest
RSF condemns a Turkish guest’s racist verbal attacks on a Syrian TV channel’s presenter during an interview last week in the channel’s studio in Istanbul and the subsequent arrest of the presenter and his director
RSF “overjoyed and relieved” at Olivier Dubois’ release
After campaigning constantly for his release for nearly two years, RSF is delighted to learn that the French journalist Olivier Dubois has finally been freed after being held hostage for 711 days by an armed group affiliated to Al Qaeda in the Sahel.
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.”
South Sudan still holding two of seven journalists arrested in January
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of two public TV journalists still held in South Sudan in connection with video footage showing the president apparently wetting himself.
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.
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.
Mazar-i-Sharif bombing – “biggest attack” on Afghan journalists in months
After talking to reporters who were at a ceremony to honour media personnel on 11 March in Mazar-i-Sharif, when a bomb killed at least two journalists and wounded 15 others, RSF calls on the province’s acting governor to bring those responsible to justice