Free my Father, the World’s Longest Imprisoned Journalist

By Aigul Bekzhanova My name is Aigul, and I am writing to you about my father, imprisoned journalist Muhammad Bekzhanov. My father is the world’s longest imprisoned journalist, together with his codefendant Yusuf Ruzimuradov from the same paper, jailed at the same time in 1999. My father’s crime? He dared to speak the truth about […]

Hague prosecutor demands prison, fine for Lebanese journalist

A journalist who ignored a court order to take down videos that risked exposing the identities of witnesses in the case of Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri’s murder should serve a year in prison, a Hague prosecutor said on Monday. Television reporter Karma al-Khayat was convicted of contempt of court 10 days ago for ignoring […]

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 […]

Crime news journalist and his wife get killed in Donetsk Oblast

Ivan Verstyuk Police found journalist Oleksandr Kuchynsky and his wife dead in a village of Bogorodychne near Slovyansk in war-torn Donetsk Oblast in the evening on Nov. 29. Interior Ministry doesn’t think the murder, conducted with a knife, is somehow related to Kuchynsky’s journalistic investigations. Robbery seems to be more likely, according to the police […]

EX-News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson jailed for phone hacking

As fallout continues from Britain’s tabloid phone-hacking scandal, former News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson was sentenced Friday to eight months in prison for conspiring to hack the phones of celebrities, politicians and royals. Another former reporter from the tabloid has been found guilty of paying a prison official for information, the first […]

BBC Journalists Attacked In Russia While Investigating Reports Of Russian Soldiers Dying In Ukraine

The BBC has lodged a protest with Russian authorities after journalists were beaten in a “coordinated attack” while working on a story in southern Russia. Journalists, including the BBC’s Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg, were reportedly investigating reports of Russian servicemen being killed near the border with Ukraine. In a statement, the broadcaster said “After filming […]

RT crews under fire, armed rioters take over hotel, fire from windows in Kiev

RT’s camera crews have been fired upon by rioters as they tried to film the escalating violence on Kiev’s Independent Square. Armed protesters have taken control of Hotel Ukraine, trapping members of the RT crew inside. Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES “We were just shot at. It broke a window over here. We were standing centimeters […]

BBC journalists attacked and equipment smashed in Russia

MOSCOW—The British Broadcasting Corp. said unidentified men attacked a team of its journalists and destroyed their camera as it was investigating reports of Russian servicemen being killed near the border with Ukraine. The public-funded broadcaster said its staff were badly beaten by at least three assailants in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan on Tuesday. […]