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World press freedom day News

Op-Ed: Egypt celebrates World Press Freedom Day, denies journalists bail

Cairo - Given that Egyptian justice sanctions imposing the death penalty on hundreds in mass trials, it is hardly surprising that on Press Freedom Day a judge denied bail to three Al Jazeera journalists.

Today is World Press Freedom Day

Today May 3 is the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom day. However, journalists and media groups from around the world believe that this last year has seen a marked decline in press freedom.

Journalist gunned down on eve of World Press Freedom Day

Mogadishu - Journalist Farhan James Abdulle was gunned down and killed in Somalia on the eve of World Press Freedom Day in Gakayo, Somalia.

Journalist Shot dead in Algeria stronghold

Algiers - A journalist was shot dead on Friday in Algeria at a stronghold where insurgents linked to al Qaeda are active, according to a security official.

Op-Ed: World Press Freedom Day and Sri Lanka

After almost three decades of civil war, press freedom is seriously compromised. Every journalist in Sri Lanka knows his work will be scrutinized by a tyrannical government that ignores principles of editorial independence.
 

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