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The Islamic Republic demonstrated yet again its skill in the art of provocation by using the confessions of a woman under sentence of death against two German journalists imprisoned in Iran, as some 100 prominent Germans on 2 January called for their immediate release. The arrest of the two journalists was made public on 11 October 2010 when they had just interviewed the son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery. The two, who were imprisoned in the (…)
Reporters Without Borders regards as baseless and unacceptable a claim by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid that Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier, two French TV journalists who have been held hostage for the past year in northwestern Afghanistan, were “engaged in gathering information that has the nature of intelligence gathering.” “These grave accusations are a lie,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “These two experienced France 3 journalists were (…)
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Il 1° gennaio 2011, dopo Spagna e Belgio, tocca all’Ungheria assumere la presidenza del Consiglio dell’UE.
Despite unanimous opposition from leading media freedom organizations, the Hungarian parliament has adopted a controversial law overhauling the state-owned media and creating a Media Council with utterly disproportionate powers. The law was passed by an overwhelming majority of votes (256 to 87) on 21 December. Appointed directly by the government, the Media Council’s five members will not only have a right of oversight but also the authority to impose heavy fines (of up to 700,000 euros (…)
Reporters Without Borders condemns the new forms of censorship and obstruction being used by government to prevent diverse and freely-reported media coverage of the situation in Sri Lanka. The fall in the number of physical attacks, threats and cases of imprisonment is to be welcomed, but it is worrying that the authorities are blocking the return of real editorial freedom. At the same time, the flight of at least 55 Sri Lankan journalists, including many press freedom activists, into (…)
The crackdown on media that covered the post-election protests on 19 December has been reinforced in the past few days. Members of the Committee for State Security (KGB) have searched the offices of three news media and an opposition party and the homes of two journalists, two human rights activists, two former presidential candidates and four of their advisers since 25 December. Police and KBG officers seized computers, audio recorders, cameras and video cameras when they raided the (…)