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Indonesian president fails to keep media freedom pledges in first year

“Despite the democratic hopes raised by his election, Joko Widodo’s presidency is far from meeting expectations with regard to access to (...)

Published on 20 October 2015 Read


Call for investigative journalist’s immediate release

The deputy editor of Southern Metropolis News (南方都市报), a newspaper based in Guangdong, the 37-year-old Liu Wei (刘伟) was arrested in Chengdu on 8 (...)

Published on 19 October 2015 Read

South Korea

Japanese journalist could get jail over coverage of South Korea’s president

[Japanese version - by Makiko Segawa] The Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun’s former Seoul bureau chief, Tatsuya Kato was charged in October (...)

Published on 19 October 2015 Read


Taliban and Islamic State treat media as targets

The Taliban issued a statement yesterday proclaiming Afghanistan’s two leading privately-owned TV stations to be “military targets” while Islamic (...)

Published on 13 October 2015 Read


2010 Peace laureate languishes in Chinese jail in face of international indifference

The Chinese government has been arbitrarily holding Liu Xiaobo, who was also awarded the 2004 RSF Prize, in Jinzhou Prison in Dalian, Liaoning (...)

Published on 12 October 2015 Read


Three-day Internet ban prevents journalists from working in Kashmir

The suspension of 2G, 3G, GPRS and broadband Internet services in Jammu and Kashmir, which borders China and Pakistan, lasted 82 hours, (...)

Published on 7 October 2015 Read


British journalists face five years in prison for filming without permit

RSF calls on the Indonesian authorities to stop abusing its draconian immigration legislation and to drop the proceedings against these two (...)

Published on 29 September 2015 Read


Taliban target media during Kunduz takeover

Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s attacks by the Taliban on several media outlets, especially Roshani Radio and TV, when they seized (...)

Published on 29 September 2015 Read

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