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Journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

In Myanmar, two journalists associated with Reuters news agency and jailed for reporting on the Rohingya crisis were freed under presidential amnesty today. Wa Lone and...

Saudi Prosecutor Seeks Death Sentences

Saudi Arabia's Attorney General sought the Death Penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the Murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as their high-profile trial opened in Riyadh Today. According to a...

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...

Trump seemed to give Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt

Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, US President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying “hopefully that will sort itself out.” It did not, and on Oct. 10,...

Russia Honoring Journalists

We remember Russian human rights defender and Novaya Gazeta journalist Natalya Estemirova and Forbes journalist and editor, Paul Klebnikov, an American citizen. Ms. Estemirova, renowned for her writing and activism on human...

India. IFJ condemns increasing spate of attacks, murders of media workers in India

India’s increasing spate of attacks and murders of media workers has prompted a direct call to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for urgent action into India’s poor record on...

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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