Media Censorship

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Absurd charges brought against reporters covering Occupy Wall Street movement
Article
2011
Journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement’s protests and marches are not only exposed to police brutality but also to a sort of judicial lottery when detained. The situation varies from sta...
Al Qaeda Is Attacking Major Syrian Cities with US Weapons -- but You Wouldn't Know That from the Media
Norton, Ben
Article
2017
Norton analyzes media coverages of attacks linked to Al-Qaeda in the West to highlight how this emphasis on Muslim extremism is used to justify Islamophobia.
Apartheid Media: Disinformation and Dissent in South Africa
Phelan, John M.
Book
1989
A riveting expose of the media and its anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa as well as the intimate face of a universal war between disinformation and dissent, propaganda and truth, state control a...
Australia Rejects Israeli-Ordered Media Censorship: A Little Justice for Al Manar TV
Lamb, Franklin
Article
2010
Australia rejects politically motivated censorship attempts.
Burning Truth: Invisible Truth
Dinh, Linh
Article
2011
Make no mistake about this: Hoang Hung was killed as a warning to other journalists. Make too much noise and you will be roasted alive like this man.
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2014
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
Censorship? Haaretz Deletes Amira Hass Article On Surging Settler Violence
Abuimah, Ali
Article
2012
Israel’s Haaretz has mysteriously deleted a powerful article by Amira Hass headlined “The anti-Semitism that goes unreported,” about an unchecked upsurge in violence against Palestinians by Israeli se...
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
The Inquisition of Climate Science
Powell, James Lawrence
Book
2011
The Inquisition of Climate Science is the first book to comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive indu...
JournalismSources.com
Website
A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A sea...
Net freedom 'at stake' on WikiLeaks
York, Jillian
Article
2010
Internet service providers are cutting access to the whistleblower site, raising broader concerns about online freedom.
Obama's Sinister Crackdown on the Press: Detention of Greenwald Partner in London Clearly Came on US Orders
Lindorff, dave
Article
2013
David Miranda was placed on such a watch list by the US because of his relationship with Greenwald and was detained and held, without access to a lawyer, for nine hours.
PayPal admits US pressure over WikiLeaks account freeze
Addley, Esther
Article
2010
PayPal today admitted it suspended payments to WikiLeaks after an intervention from the US State Department.
Shadows of Liberty
Tremblay, Jean-Philippe
Film
2012
Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America and the public battle for truth and democracy.
Women Against Censorship
Burstyn, Varda
Book
1985
Essays which argue that women have nothing to gain by allying themselves with anti-feminist forces and mainstream politicians. The contributors say that censorhip will be used against feminists who se...
The Wrong Solution To The Wrong Problem
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
What is it to have free press?

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Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case
Sources News Release
2014
WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
Authorities ramp up pressure on media over banking disclosures
Sources News Release
2015
Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission has imposed fines of up to 80,000 euros each on several newspapers for disclosing information about the banking sector. Reporters Without Borders deplores th...
Bangladesh extends block to online voice and messaging services
Sources News Release
2015
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has ordered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mobile phone operators to block access to online voice and messaging services including,...
Beijing imposes its propaganda beyond its borders
2015
As Chinese President Xi Jinping continues a week-long official visit to the United States that began on 22 September, Reporters Without Borders condemns China's policy of exporting its information con...
Brazil's highest court takes stand against prior censorship
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders hails last week's ruling by the Federal Supreme Court overturning a ban on distribution of the latest issue of the leading national newsweekly Istoe, which a lower court had ...
British journalist convicted of contempt for questioning death toll
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is shocked by the Bangladesh court's conviction this week of Dhaka-based British journalist David Bergman on contempt for questioning the official dea...
Censorship not a solution to terrorism, IFJ & Pakistan media reject guidelines
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expresses its strong concern over new press guidelines for Pakistan's television and print media.
Chinese media worker detained for three months without charge
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticizes the illegal detention of a Chinese media worker for three months without reason and threats to a German journalist that her visa w...
Ethiopia Should Free Journalists from Jail and Exile
Sources News Release
2014
The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Africa regional group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), has today called on the Ethiopia Government to free all journalists jailed ...
Haaretz reporter Uri Blau facing up to seven years in prison
2011
Journalist faces heavy jail sentence for using classified military papers to document human rights abuses and murders by the Israeli military.
Hong Kong police use force to block reporting of pro-democracy rallies
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has strongly criticised the abuse of power by Hong Kong Police when they attacked journalists, students and citizens at pro-democracy demonstrations o...
Hungarian journalists work in climate of self-censorship, fear
Sources News Release
2014
On a rare mission to a European Union country, a CPJ delegation led by board member Kati Marton was in Hungary this week to meet with journalists, media lawyers, managers, rights defenders, policy ana...
IFJ Condemns Israeli Forces' Threat To Censor Palestinian Newspapers
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the actions of Israeli soldiers who forced their way into the Ramallah headquarters of the press, publishing and distribution company, a...
IFJ and EFJ Call on Macedonian Authorities to Grant the Permanent Release of Journalist Kezarovski
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), together with their members in Macedonia the Association of Journalists of Maced...
IFJ/EFJ Strongly Support Spanish Unions Against Brutal Closure of RTV Valencia (Nou) in Spain
Sources News Release
2013
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have strongly condemned the brutal closure, in Spain, of the public broadcaster Radio Televisio Valen...
IFJ/FAJ Back Journalists Protest over Oppressive Media Bill in Kenya
Sources News Release
2013
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) are giving their full backing to journalists in Kenya in their battle against a contentious Media Bill...
International Report Demands Radical Reform of Belarus Media
Sources News Release
2009
Today, international media and press freedom organisations issued " For Free and Fair Media in Belarus", a report calling for far reaching reforms of the media in Belarus.
Journalist detained for reporting on political corruption in Pakistan
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) express concerns over the detention of a senior journalist and blogger in tribal ar...
Journalist fights the Obama administration over its sources
Sources News Release
2011
Reporters Without Borders is asking the Department of Justice to withdraw the appeal it issued yesterday against New York Times reporter James Risen to force him to testify about his confidential sour...
Journalists persecuted by judges in Rostov-on-Don
Sources News Release
2014
The release of Mikhail Khodorkovski, Pussy Riot and Greenpeace activists must not divert attention from the many other threats to fundamental freedoms in Russia.
Judicial persecution of Bahraini news providers continues
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the five-year jail sentences that a court passed today on the photographer Hussain Hubail and the cyber-activist Jassim Al-Nuaimi. Seven other activists recei...
Justice and Freedom Must Prevail for Macedonian Journalist Tomislav Kezarovski
Sources News Release
2014
Macedonian authorities must ensure that all the 'absurd' charges against the journalist Tomislav Kezarovski are dropped so that justice and freedom of expression can prevail.
Leaders who publicly threaten journalists
Reporters Without Borders
2015
As a state leader, public criticism is inevitable. How you deal with it, however, is entirely up to you. When journalists put leaders in a negative light, they can choose to correct their mistakes or ...
Leading news website blocked in 3 Arab countries
Sources News Release
2016
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed its deep concerns today following the blocking of news web site al-Araby al-Jadeed and its English counterpart The New Arab, in Saudi Ar...
MEAA concerned by media restrictions on asylum seeker policy
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in raising strong concerns about the media restrictions that surround Australia's...
New Crackdown on Media is Step Towards Authoritarism in Ethiopia, Says IFJ
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the appalling treatment of media by authorities in Ethiopia after a number of journalists and media workers were detained in the countr...
New law further restricts freedom of speech and freedom of the press in Hungary
Dojcsak, Dalma
2013
The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU, or “TASZ” in Hungarian) has criticized a new law, enacted by the Hungarian Parliament. The new law punishes by up to three years in prison the creation and d...
Nine news providers arrested on charge of inciting violence
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the arrests of a total of nine journalists and bloggers at the end of last week on a charge of inciting violence.
Opposition daily throttled financially by lawsuits and dirty tricks
2013
The daily newspaper Azadliq, one of the few remaining opposition news outlets, is now in danger of succumbing to efforts to throttle it financially. Many members of Azadliq’s staff have been individua...
Pakistan suspends ARY News TV licence
Sources News Release
2014
in strongly critcising the decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PERMA) to suspend the broadcasting license of ARY News TV channel
Security laws attack Australia's press freedom
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in describing the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill No 1 an outrageous ...
SOS Media Burundi's dangerous reporting mission
Sources News Release
2016
Almost the only relief for those in search of news in Burundi is to be found at SOS Media Burundi, a collective of journalists that emerged spontaneously within 48 hours of the destruction of the radi...
Supreme Court of Pakistan to indict TV chief and anchor for contempt
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in expressing deep concern over the legal course against ARY News channel's CEO and its anchor ...
Taiwan: Public media independence threatened, despite government denials
Sources News Release
2008
Reporters Without Borders urges Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou to keep his promises to us to respect public media independence.
Three journalists suspended after hosting Ugandan opposition leader on radio show
Human Rights Network for Journalists - Uganda
2015
Three journalists were suspended over hosting an opposition presidential hopeful who is also the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye, on Baba FM radio, without permissio...
Two Azeri journalists imprisoned, a third sentenced
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the prison sentences given to journalists at the weekly newspaper Nota on defamation charges.

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