The National Union of Somali Journalists confirmed through regular and systematic documentation that 2012 was the deadliest year in history for Somali media.
Globe International Centre and the Mongolian Journalists Association discuss website regulation and hand out media freedom award at World Press Freedom Day 2013 event in Mongolia.
On World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders releases an updated list of 39 Predators of Freedom of Information - presidents, politicians, religious leaders, militias and criminal organisations that censor, imprison, kidnap, torture and kill journalists and other news providers; predators who consider themselves above the law.
With Egypt divided into two camps: liberal and Islamist, the media is also split, aligning itself with one side or the other.
The Ethiopian government should mark World Press Freedom Day by immediately releasing all journalists jailed under the country’s deeply flawed anti-terrorism law.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and its affiliate, the Iraqi Journalists' Syndicate (IJS), denounced the ongoing attacks against journalists in Iraq and issued a series of recommendations to improve the safety and rights of journalists in the country.
The dangers to press freedom hit close to home recently when staff at IFEX member ARTICLE 19 of Mexico received an anonymous death threat aimed at stopping their efforts to end impunity for crimes against the media – which is also a theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day.
The European Federation of Journalists is alarmed by growing precarity among journalists, which threatens professional standards, economic independence and their ability to respect standards of press freedom.
On 2 May, a meeting brought together representatives of popular print and electronic media in Azerbaijan, with heads of journalist organizations and government representatives.
On World Press Freedom Day, events planned by IFEX members highlight the need to be ever-vigilant in the defense and promotion of media freedom.
Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, the International Press Institute announces that it will be honouring journalists Marie Colvin and Mika Yamamoto and the Malaysian station Radio Free Sarawak.
Journalist Ricardo Calderón was near a toll station when two people got out of a vehicle, called his name, and fired several shots at his car. In the days before the attack, because of research he had been doing, Calderón had been followed and some of his sources had been harassed.
To mark World Press Freedom Day, the International Federation of Journalists has written to the Brussels embassies of Iran, Turkey, Eritrea and China - the four countries in the world with the highest numbers of imprisoned journalists.
Following the deadliest year for journalists in more than a decade, UNESCO’s Guy Berger says World Press Freedom Day’s aim to promote and defend press freedom is more important now than ever.
Violations against the freedom of the press in Bahrain are ongoing despite King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa’s pledge to uphold press freedom and reform.
By awarding Reyot Alemu with the 2013 Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, UNESCO is recognizing the imprisoned journalist’s courage in the face of the Ethiopian government’s hostility towards press freedom.
The draft constitution, set to be approved in the coming months, still contains elements to silence dissident voices, and free speech advocates remain concerned over Islamist vows to criminalise blasphemy.
A senior administration official in Somaliland has said that police officers were the perpetrators of an attack on the owner of the Hubaal Media Network, according to news reports. Hubaal had recently published articles critical of the Somaliland administration.
A series of infographs illustrates the findings of the Watching the Watchdog project, monitoring media coverage of the upcoming general elections.
"The Quest for Safety and Security in Uganda" shows that the well-being of journalists is threatened by issues including a restrictive legal regime, impunity, and a lack of professionalism among security agencies.