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Environment reporting second most risky field after war reporting

Over the last decade, as many as 29 journalists who were investigating damage to the environment have been killed, along with many more suffering violence, harassment, intimidation, and lawsuits, according to a recent study.

Honduras: Journalist given refuge in human rights commission

Tegucigalpa - A journalist in Honduras has been given refuge in the country's human rights commission because he claims the government is plotting his assassination for exposing a corruption scandal.

Myanmar journalist arrested for satirical Facebook post

Yangon - A journalist in Myanmar was detained by police Friday after he posted a satirical image on Facebook that depicted renewed hostilities between government forces and an ethnic rebel group in the country's northeastern Shan State, reports say.

U.S. ranks 49th on Reporters Without Borders press freedom index

The United States has fallen three places to 49th in global press freedom, according to the newly-released Reporters Without Borders 2015 World Press Freedom Index.

U.S. gov't surveillance undermining journalists, lawyers

Though its official mission is to thwart terrorist threats, the massive U.S. surveillance program is having a chilling effect on journalists and their sources, and lawyers and their clients, according to a report issued Monday.

United States on ‘Enemies of the Internet’ list

For the first time ever, the United States has been included in the Reporters Without Borders “Enemies of the Internet” report. Its inclusion places it in a report alongside the regimes in China, Iran, and North Korea.

Op-Ed: Is press freedom really on the slide in the US?

In a thought-provoking report published annually by Reporters Without Borders, findings ranked freedom of press in the United States at 46 in 2014, falling 13 places from last year’s ranking.

Op-Ed: Update- Reporters Without Borders: U.S. ranks 46 in press freedom

Sydney - The freedom of the press is looking like a mere buzz phrase like never before, according to Reporters without Borders. The U.S., inventor of the idea of press freedom, now ranks an abysmal 46th regarding the freedom of its own press.

News corps ask Syrian rebels to halt kidnap of journalists

New York - The Syrian war has dragged on for more than two years with both sides, the rebels and the Assad regime, blaming each other. Journalists reporting from the area face an increasingly hostile environment and kidnappings by rebel forces are on the increase.

2012 deadliest year for journalists

In the 17 years that Reporters Without Borders has been monitoring journalists who died in action 2012 has been the deadliest. This number also includes 47 citizen journalists.

Media group challenges fundamentalists' ban of Twitter, Facebook

Reporters Without Borders strong objected to an Islamic court's ruling yesterday which ordered the Nigerian human rights group, Civil Rights Congress, to stop using Twitter and Facebook to debate Nigeria's use of amputation to punish theft.

Op-Ed: Australia on ‘Internet Enemies’ list because of Internet filter

Reporters Without Borders has placed Australia on par with Iran, Russia, China North Korea and Turkey on the basis of the Rudd government’s proposed Internet filter to screen out objectionable material.

Press freedom situation Guinea 'extremely menacing'

Journalists and media workers from Guinea are increasingly facing abuse, assault and death threats, says media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), calling the situation "extremely menacing".

French security advisers posing as reporters kidnapped in Somalia

Given the threats to the security of reporters, as evidenced by the imprisonment of a reporter in Iran and two in Korea recently, Reporters Without Borders declares French security officials posing as reporters risks reporters' lives.

Reporters Without Borders: 24 journalists arrested in Iran

As the situation in Iran steadily deteriorates, France-based Reporters Without Borders says that 24 reporters have been arrested in Iran since the election protests began - including a Canadian covering for Newsweek.

RWB To Obama and McCain: Pledge Better Protection For Press Freedom

The French-based group known as Reporters Without Borders have urged both GOP Presidential nominee Senator John McCain and Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama to pledge better press freedom.

Canada Ranks 18th in Reporters Without Borders Report

How free is the press? Reporters Without Borders ranked the United States at 48 for freedom of speech. Canada was ranked much higher at 18. So what does that mean? Has the theory of freedom of the press changed in recent years?

Are Journalists in Iraq Being Censored?

Brigadier General cites similar practices in other countries but watchdog group, Reporters without Borders, fears a potential media blackout.

Reporters Without Borders publishes The Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents

Hailed as a must-have for safe blogging in blog-hostile zones.
 

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