FIFA to Investigate BBC Staff Arrest, Imprisonment for Qatar World Cup Reporting

FIFA will investigate the arrest and the detention of BBC staff who were apprehended in Qatar while reporting on the difficulties faced by migrant workers ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Dan Roan of BBC Sport confirmed the football governing body’s intentions on Monday: The BBC’s Mark Lobel went to Qatar to report on 2022 […]

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das

The head of the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom worldwide today voiced grave concern about the safety of citizen journalists in Bangladesh following the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das on 12 May. “I condemn the murder of Ananta Bijoy Das and call on the authorities […]

Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age.

Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. Over 100 national celebrations take place each […]

Free Our Media! project gathers young media professionals and activists to come up with tools to stand up for journalists’ free expression

From April 29 to May 3, 2015, a group of young journalists representing 15 countries will gather in Podgorica, Montenegro to actively discover tools to stand up for European media freedom. The training is part of the project “Free Our Media! Media Freedom in Europe – Limited Edition?”organised by the European Youth Press, and its […]

Consortium for Press Freedom (CPF) announced as a media partner of Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

The Consortium for Press Freedom (CPF) is announced as a media partner of Deutsche Welle (DW) this year’s Global Media Forum (GMF) to take place from June 22-24 in Bonn, Germany. CPF will also provide extensive online and broadcast coverage of the event. The theme of this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is “Media and […]

Pakistani police Traps a Crime Reporter in False accusation of rape

Police implicated a senior journalist of a national English daily in fake rape case in order to punish him for highlighting police atrocities and injustice, corruption of politicians and helping victims of heinous crimes. Israr Ahmed who works for The Nation, one of the major English newspapers in Pakistan has been trapped in the fake […]

Lebanese TV journalist in the dock for Hariri tribunal leaks

More than six years after the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was set up to find and prosecute the killers of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, a defendant will finally take the stand in The Hague on Thursday. But 32-year-old Lebanese television executive Karma Khayat is not accused of assassinating Lebanon’s former premier. Rather, Khayat […]

Egyptian Authorities Arrest Hussein Abdel Halim, Journalist Who Exposed Police Corruption

Last week, journalist Hussein Abdel Halim helped produce a series of blistering news reports that alleged corruption amongst the Egyptian security apparatus. This weekend, Abdel Halim was arrested, according to Egypt’s Ministry of the Interior. The announcement, made on the ministry’s Facebook page, said that the reporter was taken in on a routine sweep of […]

Information minister hints at ‘action’ against brutal police

During the opening of the IPI World Congress on press freedom being held in Yangon, Information Minister U Yet Htut said action may be taken against police involved in the recent crackdown on the students protest in Letpadan. The International Press Institute is holding its 65th IPI World Congress 2015 at the Chatrium Hotel in […]

Myanmar hosts world press meet a midst boycott threat

The International Press Institute is holding its 65th IPI World Congress 2015 at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon from March 27 to 29, the first time Myanmar has hosted the international press event. More than 200 journalists from more than 60 countries, including Myanmar journalists, are due to attend. Subjects to be discussed include media […]