Alburaaq Journalist Forum (ABJF)

Alburaaq Journalist Forum (ABJF)

Women Journalists Face Violence

The dangers of working as a journalist in Afghanistan have been dramatically underlined by an attack in the capital Kabul on Monday in which nine Afghan photographers and reporters were killed....

EU Celebrate World Press Freedom

On this day we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day in a difficult context for journalism. Freedom of expression and Freedom of the press are threatened around the world. Attacks against media...

Palestinian Journalist killed while covering Gaza protests.

Palestinian journalist has died after being shot by Israeli forces while covering the Gaza protests. Ahmad abu Hussein, 24, succumbed yesterday in an Israeli hospital, 12 days after he was shot...

Egyptian photojournalist to receive UN press freedom prize

An independent jury of media professionals selected Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as Shawkan, for the 2018UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize, which will be awarded on 2 May in connection with World...

At least 10 Palestinians have been killed

At least ten Palestinians have been killed by Israeli Forces during Fresh Protests in Gaza. Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 491 Palestinians were injured by the shooting. Those killed also included a...

Harassment of journalists, media workers in Iran

Heather Nauert  department spokesperson has said that the United States notes with concern the grave conditions facing the press in Iran as detailed in the UN Special Rapporteur’s report. The report says...

We urge the government of Azerbaijan to release Mr. Mukhtarli

The United States is disturbed by the January  sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli to a six-year prison term. Mr. Mukhtarli was reportedly abducted in Georgia on May 30 and subsequently...

Journalist Killed in India

Police say Gauri Lankesh, 55, was found lying in a pool of blood at her doorstep in the City of Bangalore. She was shot in the Head and Chest by Gunmen who...

Honoring the Memory of Journalists Natalya Estemirova and Paul Klebnikov

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson said that we mark with sadness the eighth anniversary of the murder of human rights defender and journalist Natalya Estemirova and the thirteenth anniversary of the murder of American...

One journalist killed every four days in 2016

More than 100 journalists were killed last year while doing their jobs, according to the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said...

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