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UN chief Antonio Guterres demands better protection for environment journalists

Friday marks World Press Freedom Day and UN Secretary-General António Guterres is highlighting an uptick in violence faced by journalists covering environmental issues, which has made the profession increasingly dangerous.

2023 was the deadliest year for journalists in a decade, 140 of them killed: Press Emblem Campaign

Geneva: With 140 journalists killed, 2023 was the deadliest year for media workers in ten years, the Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) announced here on Wednesday.

Bangladeshi TV journalist dies in road mishap

A Deepto TV journalist died in a road mishap on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Bank Town area of Bangladesh on Sunday.

IFJ says 94 journalists killed in 2023

The International Federation of Journalists records that 94 journalists and media workers, including 9 women, have been killed in 2023.

Killings of journalists up 50 per cent in 2022: UNESCO

New York: The number of journalists killed worldwide significantly increased in 2022, following a decline over the previous three years, according to the United Nations’ culture agency (UNESCO).

Taliban detained, abused and threatened me: Australian female journalist

London: A female journalist has claimed that the Taliban forced her to publicly retract some of her reports about Afghanistan by threatening that she will be prisoned.

55 journalists killed in 2021, impunity ‘alarmingly widespread’ – UNESCO

New York: Fifty-five journalists and media professionals were killed last year, latest UN data showed on Thursday, with nearly nine in 10 killings since 2006 still unresolved.

RSF report reveals 488 journalists detained worldwide, China tops chart

Beijing: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its latest report recently where it showed that 488 journalists, including 60 women, are currently detained worldwide which include 127 in China.

Immediately release sick Chinese journalist, rights experts urge

New York: UN-appointed independent human rights experts urged the Chinese authorities on Monday to release on humanitarian grounds, imprisoned citizen journalist and human rights defender, Zhang Zhan.

Common Afghans impersonated as journalists to flee Afghanistan: Reports

Kabul:  National Union of Journalists in Afghanistan has claimed that a large number of common people have impersonated as journalists to flee the war-torn country.

Journalists who ‘speak truth to power’ recognized with Nobel Peace Prize

New York: Two campaigning journalists were awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, which UN Secretary-General António Guterres said was recognition that a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights – and the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions”.

Pakistan: Journalist body expresses concern over TTP threat

Islamabad: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern after Tehreeki-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) warned that the Pakistani media and journalists should refrain themselves from calling them a "terrorist outfit" or face dire consequences.

Myanmar's military officials detain two journalists

Naypyitaw/UNI: Myanmar’s military detained two journalists and raided a further two news outlets on March 8 as the military continues its onslaught to quell media coverage of nationwide protests.

Myanmar: Six journalists charged for coverage of anti-coup protests

Naypyitaw/UNI: Myanmar authorities have charged six journalists for their coverage of anti-coup protests in Myanmar.

Vast majority of crimes against journalists yet to be resolved: UNESCO

New York: Even though 2020 saw a “slight decrease” in the rate of impunity for crimes against journalists, 87 per cent of such cases worldwide were still not resolved, UNESCO, the UN agency tasked with defending press freedom, has reported.