September 21, 2014
by William Helbling
A Bahrain appellate court on Sunday confirmed five-year prison sentences for nine Shiites convicted of violating protest laws. The nine Shiites were accused of violating protest laws after they orchestrated an effort calling for the overthrow of the Sunni Monarchy. The activists allegedly used ...[read more]
May 3, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
2012 marked the deadliest year for journalists, with at least 23 professional and 58 citizen journalists killed, according to a report released Friday by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). RSF released its annual Press Freedom Index to coincide with World Press Freedom Day. Along with ranking ...[read more]
November 2, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
A controversial Russian Internet regulation law which gives the Russian government the ability to completely block access to certain websites went into effect on Thursday. The bill's stated purpose is to block access to child pornography and the encouragement of drug use or suicide. Reporters ...[read more]
September 19, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The independent media rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), warned Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday against passing a bill that would criminalize libel. The bill, which passed on its first reading this week, would establish fines and other punishments, including prison and correctional ...[read more]
January 26, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Johann Bihr, Director of the Press Desk for Europe and Central Asia at Reporters Without Borders, says a new Belarusian law not only limits the online freedoms of individuals, but also creates harsh penalties for Internet providers, all in a government effort to exert more ...[read more]
October 2, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
The UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) on Saturday voiced concerns regarding the growing number of journalists killed in Mexico and called for Mexican authorities to investigate these crimes and bring those responsible to justice. According to the journalism rights group, ...[read more]
May 3, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Journalism rights group Reporters without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday released its annual list of predators of press freedom, which included the heads of state of several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The list is composed of 38 world leaders and organizations, including Syrian ...[read more]
April 2, 2011
by Brandy Ringer
Reporters Without Borders seconds the United Nations' call on the Turkish government to "guarantee freedom of opinion and expression," as the imprisonment and punishment of journalists on charges of challenging and acting to 'overthrow government via conspiracy' are ridiculous and unacceptable. In ...[read more]
May 3, 2010
by Matt Glenn
Journalism rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released a report Monday listing 40 Predators of Press Freedom throughout the world. The list includes several prominent politicians and groups including Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ma... ...[read more]
September 3, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Russian Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the case of murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya should be returned to prosecutors for further investigation. The court overturned a lower court decision not to combine the case against Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, Dzhabrail Makhmudov, and Ibragim ...[read more]

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