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26 Sep 2018 description

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regards last weekend’s overnight detention of three Greek newspaper journalists on suspicion of defaming the defence minister as “disproportionate” and calls for the repeal of Greece’s defamation law, under which journalists can be sentenced to imprisonment.

18 Jun 2018 description

Threats, intimidation, arrest, prosecution, denial of permits, rejection of interview requests, seizure of equipment and deportation – such are the methods used by governments to obstruct media coverage of refugees. It is the 21st century’s biggest humanitarian crisis, which Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is examining for World Refugee Day, on the 20th of June 2018.

04 May 2018 description
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The 2018 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), reflects growing animosity towards journalists. Hostility towards the media, openly encouraged by political leaders, and the efforts of authoritarian regimes to export their vision of journalism pose a threat to democracies.

19 Dec 2017 description

Balance de RSF: estas cifras siguen siendo alarmantes

Reporteros sin Fronteras (RSF) publica su Balance anual de ataques cometidos contra periodistas en el mundo. En 2017, 65 periodistas fueron asesinados; 326 se encuentran detenidos actualmente y 54 están secuestrados.

19 Dec 2017 description
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Bilan de RSF : les chiffres restent alarmants

Reporters sans frontières (RSF) publie son bilan annuel des exactions commises contre les journalistes dans le monde. En 2017, 65 journalistes ont été tués, 326 sont actuellement en détention et 54 sont retenus comme otages.

19 Dec 2017 description
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RSF round-up: these figures are alarming

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is releasing its annual round-up of violence and abuses against journalists throughout the world. A total of 65 journalists were killed in 2017, 326 are currently in prison, and 54 are held hostage.

The 65 journalists who were killed were either fatally injured in the course of their work (for example, in an artillery bombardment) or were murdered because their reporting angered someone. The murdered reporters were the majority – 60% of the total figure.

31 May 2017 description
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31 May 2017 description

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows an increase in the number of countries where the media freedom situation is very grave and highlights the scale and variety of the obstacles to media freedom throughout the world.

21 Dec 2016 description

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today releasing its annual worldwide round-up of journalists who are detained, held hostage or missing.

The numbers are rising dramatically. A total of 348 journalists are currently detained worldwide – 6% more than were detained at this time last year. The number of detained professional journalists in Turkey has risen 22% after quadrupling in the wake of the failed coup d’état in July.

21 Dec 2016 description

Comme chaque année, Reporters sans frontières (RSF) publie son bilan annuel des journalistes otages, disparus et détenus.

21 Dec 2016 description

Reporters sans frontières publie son bilan annuel des journalistes tués dans le monde. En 2016, 74 journalistes ont été tués dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions. La plupart d’entre eux étaient clairement visés. C’est une sinistre chasse aux journalistes que Reporters sans frontières (RSF) déplore en 2016. Au moins 74 d’entre eux, professionnels ou non, ont été soit assassinés, soit tués alors qu’ils se trouvaient en reportage. En 2015, ils étaient 101.

06 Feb 2016 description

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Un kit de survie dans sa poche et sa tête « Ces morts auront péri en vain si les vivants refusent de les voir ». La phrase du célèbre correspondant de guerre Robert Capa concerne tous les êtres humains mais elle s’applique particulièrement aux journalistes tués dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions. On n’infligera pas ici de longues statistiques sinistres, mais qui ne connaît une consœur ou un confrère tombé dans un échange de tirs ou sciemment visé lors d’un reportage ?

06 Feb 2016 description
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Reporters Without Borders and UNESCO launch new edition of safety guide for journalists in high-risk environments

On the occasion of the 5 February 2016 conference “News organizations standing up for the safety of media professionals” at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Reporters Without Borders and UNESCO are officially launching the latest edition of the Safety Guide for Journalists: A handbook for reporters in high-risk environments.

29 Dec 2015 description
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At least 67 killed while reporting or because of their work; RSF condemns failure to protect journalists, calls for “response to match the emergency”.

A total of 110 journalists were killed in connection with their work or for unclear reasons in 2015, according to the round-up published today by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which is in a position to say that 67 of them were targeted because of their work or were killed while reporting.

15 Dec 2015 description
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RSF’s 2015 round-up: 54 journalists held hostage worldwide

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today publishing its annual worldwide round-up of journalists held hostage, imprisoned or missing.

29 Oct 2015 description

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a call to the UN to take concrete action by creating the position of a Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists, as November 2, 2015 will mark the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ (IDEI).

27 May 2015 description

Le 27 mai 2015, le secrétaire général de Reporters sans frontières (RSF), Christophe Deloire, a salué au Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU à New York l’adoption à l’unanimité d’une résolution historique sur la protection des journalistes. Lors de son allocution devant le Conseil, il a réclamé des mécanismes concrets d’application du droit international.

27 May 2015 description

Speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) secretary-general Christophe Deloire hailed the council’s unanimous adoption today of an historic resolution on the protection of journalists in armed conflicts. At the same time, he called for concrete measures to ensure implementation of international law on the safety of journalists.

29 Apr 2015 description

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is marking its 30th anniversary by publishing a report that looks back on the three decades it has spent defending freedom of information.