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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Naypyitaw/UNI: Myanmar authorities have charged six journalists for their coverage of anti-coup protests in Myanmar.
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.
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.
Karachi/IBNS: Pakistani authorities have arrested a journalist here for criticising the country's Army on Friday, media reports said.
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.
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.
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.
Islamabad: Authorities in Pakistan have launched an investigation into the torture of two journalists in Chaman region of the country.