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Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom

The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi...

3 Jun 2019


Charlie Hebdo coverage wins World Young Reader Prize

In its collective efforts to help young people understand the Charlie Hebdo attacks and its implications, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced that the French news media has been awarded the top award in the World Young Reader Prize 'Teaching Freedom' category.

21 Jul 2015


World's Press calls on China to release journalist Gao Yu

PARIS, FRANCE / FRANKFURT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called on the Chinese authorities to release 71-year-old Chinese journalist Gao Yu...

22 Apr 2015


Europe's rights body raps France for blocking jihad sites

STRASBOURG, FRANCE: Europe's top rights body took aim at France on Thursday for blocking websites accused of condoning terrorism...

20 Mar 2015


Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015


Charlie Hebdo team struggles to heal after massacre

PARIS, FRANCE: More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial team, those who survived are slowly trying to return to a semblance of normality...

24 Feb 2015


'Drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide

PARIS, FRANCE: Media freedom suffered a "drastic decline" worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual evaluation released Thursday.

13 Feb 2015


Have we left the media freedom debate too late?

If you thought the murder of French media workers had little impact on the South African media landscape, Right2Know suggests you think again - prepare to take action with your pens and laptops...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2015


Charlie Hebdo sells 1.9 million copies

PARIS, FRANCE: French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has sold 1.9 million copies of its latest issue, which has provoked protests by Muslims around the globe over a new cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed...

19 Jan 2015


First Charlie Hebdo since attacks sold out in many parts of France

PARIS, FRANCE: The first issue of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to be published since a jihadist attack decimated its editorial staff last week has sold out within minutes...

15 Jan 2015


World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015


Will satire lose its religious punch following Charlie Hebdo attack?

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that 11 are dead and many more seriously injured due to a shooting at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...

7 Jan 2015


Free imprisoned journalists says world press

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / World's press calls on Ethiopia to release Eskinder Nega; urges a stop to the rising global trend for imprisoning journalists.

9 Jun 2014


World's Press condemns closure of Liberian news site, wants jailed editor released

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called for the release of Editor Rodney Sieh from prison in Liberia.

6 Sep 2013

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