Reporters Without Borders

Provisional release

Published on 10 August 2015Read

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


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


Missile kills three Syrian TV journalists in Deraa province

Reporters Youssef Mahmoud El-Dous and Rami Adel Al-Asmi and cameraman Salem Abdul-Rahman Khalil were approaching a battle zone in the village of (...)

Published on 10 December 2014 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Islamic State holding at least 20 media workers hostage in Mosul

Islamic State is now holding at least 20 journalists in Mosul (in northern Iraq), the largest city it controls. According to the Journalistic (...)

Published on 21 November 2014 Read


Verdict postponed again in trial of 2012 RWB Prize winner Mazen Darwish

Reporters Without Borders deplores the umpteenth adjournment by the court, which had been due to give its verdict on 5 November in the trial of (...)

Published on 7 November 2014 Read

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