RSF

  • In Freedom of the Press at least, Kosovo is the worst of the Balkans

    Based in Pristina, the Association of Journalists is weak and compromised: Kosovo was once ranked eightieth out of 180 countries in a Reporters Without Borders press freedoms index yet as the crisis of suppression deepens the rank sinks lower with every passing year as violations of the press and...
  • This is Why the World Needs War Photographers

    Renowned war photographer James Nachtwey says: “I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.”...
  • RSF annual round-up: 110 journalists killed in 2015

    A total of 110 journalists were killed in connection with their work or for unclear reasons in 2015, according to the round-up published today by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which is in a position to say that 67 of them were targeted because of their work or were killed...
  • The 5 MOST DANGEROUS AREAS in 2014

    Territories controlled by Islamic State (in Iraq and Syria) — Islamic State’s Jihadi fighters impose a brutal news and information dictatorship in the regions they control in Iraq and Syria. Journalists are closely monitored and often hunted down, kidnapped and killed. The climate of terror has created “information black holes” such...
  • International journalists are in danger as never before

    As the power of traditional media wanes, violence and repression against reporters grows and terror groups wage war by social media. Last month, as part of a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists, I met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss the country’s press freedom crisis. I...
  • RSF URGE AUTHORITIES TO PROTECT THREATENED KOSOVAR REPORTER

    A specialist in Islamism, he has been accused of apostasy and threatened with beheading — RSF Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about Visar Duriqi, a Kosovar journalist specializing in political Islam, and calls on Kosovo’s interior ministry to provide him with protection. He has received many death threats,...
  • SUPREME COURT REJECTS NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER’S APPEAL

    Last July, an appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, demanded that James Risen testify at the criminal trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent who is being prosecuted for leaking classified information to Risen in violation of the Espionage Act. Monday’s Supreme Court decision not to intervene in the case could...
  • Journalists who flee with fear as their only baggage

    At least 139 journalists were force to flee abroad in 2013 because of threats prompted by their work. Syria, Eritrea, Iran and Somalia are high on the list of countries that journalists fled from. As today is World Refugee Day, Reporters Without Borders would like to reiterate its concern...
  • NO RESPONSE FROM GOVERNMENT TO ATTACKS ON RESPECTED JOURNALIST FROM ONE OF ITS ALLIES

    Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns the particularly aggressive smear campaign that the Kosovo Liberation Army’s Veterans Association has been waging against the respected journalist Halil Matoshi in the last few days. The attacks seem to have been prompted by an article by Matoshi in the daily Koha Ditore on 6 January about the challenges facing...