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Wan-Ifra backs call for UN investigation into Jamal Khashoggi's murder

It's a been one year since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey...

2 Oct 2019

GLOBAL

Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom
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

SOUTH AFRICA

Artist’s name: Babak Sarbaz (pseudonym)
Title: Clergies’ Revolution
Dimensions: 100 x 75 cm
Editor’s note: This submission is a graphic manipulation of an image of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran in 1979
Borders and Boundaries competition announces winner

CALIFORNIA, United States - On 23 January 2019, United for Iran, a Bay-Area NGO working to promote civil liberties and civil society in Iran, announced the completion and winner of Borders and Boundaries, a visual art competition of Iranian artists focused on censorship and freedom of expression in Iran...

24 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Howard University. © .
The best of times and the worst of times for journalism

Jennifer Thomas, an award-winning, veteran American broadcast journalist, was invited by the United States Embassy (South Africa) to address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of fake news late last month...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Nov 2018

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Media literally under fire in Capital Gazette shooting

Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon...

29 Jun 2018

MALTA

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Daphne impact

You may not have heard of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered six months ago, but Meryl Streep certainly has and it would not surprise me if the Oscar winner optioned DCG's story...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 20 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards
CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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The Post: a Hollywood ode to journalism

At a time when the media is being accused of peddling "fake news," Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are bringing Hollywood star power to a movie celebrating journalism and the virtues of a free press...

20 Dec 2017

UNITED STATES

Washington Post: 'sting' sought to embarrass newspaper in sex probe
Washington Post: 'sting' sought to embarrass newspaper in sex probe

The Washington Post said Monday it was the target of an apparent "sting" operation that sought to plant a false story to discredit the newspaper's investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

29 Nov 2017

UNITED STATES

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Mexican journalist wins Peter Mackler Award for Courageous & Ethical Journalism

Mexican journalist Marcos Vizcarra is the 2017 winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism...

24 Aug 2017

UNITED STATES

Safety of journalist features at WAN-IFRA Congress
Safety of journalist features at WAN-IFRA Congress

The safety of journalist features at the opening of the WAN-IFRA Congress being held in Washington DC from 1-3 June 2015.

29 May 2015

IRAN

Washington Post reporter faces spy trial in Iran
Washington Post reporter faces spy trial in Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN: The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian faces trial for espionage and three other charges including "collaboration with hostile governments", his lawyer told AFP on Monday...

21 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

US snooped on Muslim-American leaders: report
US snooped on Muslim-American leaders: report

WASHINGTON, US: The FBI and National Security Agency monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-American activists, academics and a political candidate, according to a report co-authored by journalist Glenn Greenwald.

11 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

Verizon data queries nearly 150,000 in 2014
Verizon data queries nearly 150,000 in 2014

WASHINGTON, US: US telecom giant Verizon said Tuesday it received nearly 150,000 requests for customer data from US law enforcement agencies in the first half of 2014.

10 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

UN condemns killing of French journalist in CAR
UN condemns killing of French journalist in CAR

NEW YORK, US / BANGUI, CAR: The UN Security Council has condemned the killing of a French journalist in the Central African Republic, stating those responsible "shall be held accountable". (Video)

15 May 2014

UNITED STATES

UN committee votes day to protect journalists
UN committee votes day to protect journalists

NEW YORK CITY, US: UN committee on Tuesday voted to create an international day to protect journalists as media activists condemned the mounting number of reporters killed on duty.

28 Nov 2013

UNITED STATES

Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA on data could mean prison
Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA on data could mean prison

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer on Wednesday said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.

13 Sep 2013

UNITED STATES

Manning's mental health under spotlight at sentencing

FORT MEADE, US: US Army officers overseeing Bradley Manning ignored his angry outbursts and signs of mental health problems before he gave secret files to WikiLeaks, his defence lawyer alleged on Monday.

14 Aug 2013

UNITED STATES

US tech firms losing business over PRISM: poll
US tech firms losing business over PRISM: poll

WASHINGTON, US: Revelations about the US government's vast data collection programs have already started hurting American technology firms, according to an industry survey released this week.

25 Jul 2013

UNITED STATES

WikiLeaks releases transcript of critical US film
WikiLeaks releases transcript of critical US film

WASHINGTON, US: WikiLeaks has released what it says is an annotated transcript of a documentary that takes a critical look at the anti-secrecy group ahead of the US film's Friday premiere.

27 May 2013

UNITED STATES

New Yorker launches online anonymous tip system

NEW YORK, US: The New Yorker magazine has unveiled a new online system for anonymous whistleblower tips, based on technology developed by the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and a former hacker.

17 May 2013

UNITED STATES

Google boss sees autocrats' pushback against internet
Google boss sees autocrats' pushback against internet

WASHINGTON, US: Life in authoritarian states is likely to get tougher before it gets better as their citizens gain more access to the internet, says Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt.

2 May 2013

UNITED STATES

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013

UNITED STATES

Online freedom sees setbacks, a few gains: study

WASHINGTON, US: Online freedom has suffered setbacks in many countries, but also some gains, amid the Arab Spring uprisings and political upheaval in parts of the world, a new study showed.

27 Sep 2012

SRI LANKA

US asks Sri Lanka to stop 'harassing' media
US asks Sri Lanka to stop 'harassing' media

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA / WASHINGTON, US: The United States Saturday joined rights groups in demanding that Sri Lanka stop "harassing" media organisations, a day after police shut down opposition news websites and arrested nine employees.

2 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

CPJ welcomes release of French journalist in Colombia
CPJ welcomes release of French journalist in Colombia

NEW YORK, US: The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of French journalist Roméo Langlois who was held hostage for more than a month by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

1 Jun 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

CPJ condemns City Press 'harassment'
CPJ condemns City Press 'harassment'

NEW YORK, US: 'The Spear' controversy has made the news overseas: the new-York-based Committee to Protect Journalists* (CPJ) has condemned what it terms "the campaign of harassment and intimidation" against the City Press after it published an image of a painting of President Jacob Zuma more than two weeks ago.

31 May 2012

UNITED STATES

Journalists provide global prescription for fighting violence and impunity
Journalists provide global prescription for fighting violence and impunity

LA JOLLA, US: An International Media in Danger workshop that brought together journalists working in dangerous situations around the world has concluded that effective government action, solidarity within the media and ethical coverage are the keys to confronting violence and impunity.

10 Apr 2012

UNITED STATES

Trapped journalists in Tripoli must be treated as civilians, says CPJ
Trapped journalists in Tripoli must be treated as civilians, says CPJ

NEW YORK, US: The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all forces fighting in Tripoli to ensure the safety of journalists and respect their status as civilians.

24 Aug 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

The ProPublica reader's guide to the phone hacking scandal
The ProPublica reader's guide to the phone hacking scandal

Though News of the World shut its doors on Sunday, the UK's hacking scandal is deepening. Allegations of illegal activity have spread beyond News of the World to other Murdoch papers, and far beyond hacking into people's voice mails. With all the new details emerging, it's getting hard to keep track.

By Braden Goyette, ProPublica 21 Jul 2011

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