Arbitrary detention and proceedings
The expansion of China’s counter-espionage law further threatens journalists
Appalled by the expansion of China’s counter-espionage law, which will enter into force in July and will pose increased threat on journalists and press freedom defenders, RSF call on the international community to put pressure on the regime.
Myanmar reporter gets additional ten-year sentence for covering protest
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar to take up the case of a video reporter who has just been sentenced to an additional ten years in prison on a terrorism charge.
Bangladeshi reporter detained, blamed in operation against separatists
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of a national daily’s correspondent in a remote part of southeastern Bangladesh because of the irregularities surrounding his arrest by soldiers and subsequent detention.
RSF denounces sham trials of journalists Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi in Iran
Incarcérées depuis septembre 2022 pour avoir été les premières à attirer l’attention du public sur la mort de Mahsa Amini, les deux journalistes iraniennes Niloofar Hamedi et Elaheh Mohammadi doivent être jugées à partir des 29 et 30 mai 2023
Erdoğan has used his control of the media to rig Turkiye’s elections
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces the Turkish media’s biased coverage of the parliamentary and first-round presidential elections held on 14 May and the presidential run-off between incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and opposition challenger Kemal Ki
Egypt must free Tawfik Ghanem who has been in pretrial detention for two years, says RSF
A former news agency bureau chief has just begun his third year in detention in Egypt without being brought to trial – a not unusual fate in a country where 12 of the 20 imprisoned journalists are being held without trial.
Ten recommendations for strengthening media rights in DRC
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo, propose ten recommendations for strengthening the new media law and journalism in the DRC.
Belarusian journalist’s pardon – “epilogue to a vast masquerade”
Despite Belarusian dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich’s announcement that he has been pardoned by Alexander Lukashenko – almost two years to the day since his arrest when the Belarusian authorities forced his commercial flight to land in Minsk.