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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.

Targeting journalists takes a toll on ‘societies as a whole’: Antonio Guterres 

New York: When journalists are targeted, “societies as a whole pay a price”, the UN chief said on Monday, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

Pakistan: Journalist arrested in Karachi for criticising Army, later released

Karachi/IBNS: Pakistani authorities have arrested a journalist here for criticising the country's Army on Friday, media reports said.

Attacks on journalists are attacks on all civil society: UN rights chief

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has urged all countries to do more to protect journalists, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, as their work helps save lives.

Ten journalists covering protests remain detained across Belarus - Journalists Association

Minsk/Sputnik: Ten journalists who were detained by Belarusian law enforcement agents after the protests have not been released yet, the deputy head of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) said on Friday.

UN expert calls for end to gender-based violence against women journalists

New York: Women journalists face particular dangers while going about their work, an independent UN expert told the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, saying that Governments should do more to protect them.

Two journalists tortured for reporting on a coronavirus quarantine centre in Pakistan, probe ordered

Islamabad: Authorities in Pakistan have launched an investigation into the torture of two journalists in Chaman region of the country.