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Mazen Darwish awarded UNESCO press freedom prize

Reporters Without Borders is posting the speech that his wife, Yara Bader, gave when receiving the prize on his behalf at a ceremony that UNESCO (...)

Published on 7 May 2015 Read


Syria: Human rights organizations mark birthday of Razan Zaitouneh with renewed call for release of ‘Duma Four’

(Geneva, 28 April 2015) - To mark the 38th birthday (on April 29) of missing human rights defender and lawyer Razan Zaitouneh, head of the (...)

Published on 28 April 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Security Council asked to refer crimes against journalists in Syria and Iraq to ICC

RSF made this request in a letter on 16 April to the office of Lithuania’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, who will (...)

Published on 27 April 2015 Read


Three emblematic victims of Syria’s ruthless censorship

On the eve of a long-delayed decision in the trial of Mazen Darwish, the head of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), and (...)

Published on 24 March 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Timeline of violations against freedom of information in Iraq and Syria

10.03.2015 - Two Iraqi photographers injured in Salahuddin province Journalists with various media survived an Islamic State ambush while (...)

Published on 10 March 2015 Read


Appeal by wife of Japanese journalist threatened with execution

Reporters Without Borders urges the Japanese and Jordanian authorities to take all possible measures to ensure that Islamic State does not carry (...)

Published on 29 January 2015 Read


Japanese government urged to obtain release of journalist held by IS

In a video posted online on 20 January, IS demanded 200 million dollars in ransom for the release of Goto and Haruna Yukawa, another Japanese (...)

Published on 22 January 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Rebels kidnap two Syrian Kurdish journalists in northeastern Syria

Rudaw, a TV station based in Iraqi Kurdistan, said Islamic State fighters kidnapped them on the road between Qameshli and Til Kocher, in the (...)

Published on 17 December 2014 Read

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