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Drop charges against our Turkey representative, says press freedom group

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for the immediate withdrawal of the charges of terrorist propaganda against its Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu. The decision by a Turkish court on Wednesday to postpone his trial and those of two other h…

Belarus media law could get even more repressive

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Belarusian authorities to reconsider the draconian provisions of a newly unveiled media bill that is causing a great deal of concern, and to take accoun

PAP’s 6th ordinary session to focus on winning corruption fight

… and recommendations on the Europe-Africa Forum, the Challenges and Opportunities of Migration Flows, the Report on the African Union (AU) Year of Combating Corruption and the Report on Repealing Defamation Laws to Promote Press Freedom among other …

UNESCO rolls out mechanism for protection of journalists

UNESCO is the UN lead agency that promotes press freedom and media development among others. Giving an overview of the state of safety of journalists in Uganda, Prof Goretti Nassanga from the department of journalism and communication at Makerere University said until ‘we’ organise our house, …

South Sudan shuts BBC stations over “unpaid arrears”

… to reach an understanding with South Sudan authorities to restore the service. South Sudan, Reporters Without Borders said, still faces challenges, like censorship and harassment, which needed to tackled. In 2016, South Sudan ranked 140th out of 18…

Global press freedom in decline

Press freedom across the globe has hit its lowest point in 13 years, according to Freedom of the Press, an annual report on media independence published since 1980 by Freedom House. Only 13 percent of the world’s population enjoys a free press, with robust political coverage, safety for journalists, …