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One Year Into The Biden Administration, RSF Calls For Redoubled White House Commitment To Improving Press Freedom

Friday, 21 January 2022, 6:52 am | Reporters Without Borders

A full year after President Biden was sworn into office, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) expresses serious concern over the state of press freedom in the United States, and urges the White House and 117th Congress to redouble efforts to ensure the safety ... More >>

As Austin Tice Spends His 40th Birthday In Captivity,RSF Reaffirms Its Commitment To His Safe Return

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 5:36 am | Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the safe release and return of American journalist Austin Tice, who was kidnapped near the Syrian capital of Damascus on August 14, 2012 while reporting on the country’s civil war. Austin, who will turn ... More >>

Lawmakers And White House Signal Support For Press Freedom In Washington

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 7:16 am | Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes President Joseph R. Biden’s recent comment , during the first, major foreign policy speech of his administration, that “a free press is essential to the health of democracy.” RSF also applauds the introduction ... More >>

On Inauguration Day, RSF Urges Biden-Harris Administration To Support The #PressFreedomPact

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 6:47 am | Reporters Without Borders

As President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take office on January 20, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on them to take immediate leadership on press freedom by signing the Press Freedom Pact. Members of Congress are also urged to sign the ... More >>

Ahead Of Inauguration Day, RSF Gravely Concerned For Media Safety

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 7:39 am | Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is gravely concerned for the safety of journalists in the U.S. ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20 in Washington D.C. Amid growing reports that further violence and armed protests could take place ... More >>

Forum On Information And Democracy: 250 Recommendations On How To Stop 'Infodemics'

Friday, 13 November 2020, 8:23 am | Reporters Without Borders

As false or manipulated information continues to proliferate online during the Covid-19 epidemic, the Forum on Information and Democracy is publishing a report entitled "How to End Infodemics." Based on more than 100 contributions from international ... More >>

RSF Calls On President-elect Biden To Take An Immediate Stand For Press Freedom

Sunday, 8 November 2020, 2:51 pm | Reporters Without Borders

With Joseph Biden now projected to win the US presidential race, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the President-elect to act immediately to begin to reverse the extensive damage done to the US’ press freedom record during Donald Trump’s ... More >>

Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing Marred By Barriers To Open Justice

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 8:23 am | Reporters Without Borders

After monitoring four weeks of evidence in the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates concern regarding the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism, and calls ... More >>

RSF Launches ‘50-day Clock’ And Petition Calling For Press Freedom Improvements Ahead Of G20 Summit

Saturday, 3 October 2020, 8:32 am | Reporters Without Borders

On the second anniversary of the assassination of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and with 50 days left until the November 2020 G20 summit in Riyadh, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has launched a ‘50-day clock’ and petition urging G20 capitals ... More >>

RSF Launches #PressFreedomPact Ahead Of November Elections

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 8:19 am | Reporters Without Borders

As the first 2020 presidential debate opens in the United States, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has launched the “#PressFreedomPact,” a campaign challenging candidates running for office in November’s elections to publicly commit to upholding the ... More >>

Journalist Facing Criminal Charges For Reporting On Homeless Encampment In Oregon

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 8:11 am | Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to drop all charges against a journalist who was arrested while covering evictions of homeless people from a park in Oregon, and urges officers to respect journalists’ First Amendment right ... More >>

Assange's Hearing: Latest Observations From Court

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 7:57 am | Reporters Without Borders

Despite severe restrictions on observers, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is the only NGO that has gained access to the hearing, and we’ve managed to monitor proceedings on most days. We will continue to do so whenever possible. Yesterday I was in court ... More >>

Alert On The Case Of Khaled Drareni

Friday, 18 September 2020, 8:35 am | Reporters Without Borders

RSF has launched an international appeal for the immediate release of its colleague Khaled Drareni, an RSF and TV5 Monde correspondent in Algeria recently sentenced to two years in prison. In his appeal trial, four years in prison were required against ... More >>

Canadian Police Arrest Indigenous Journalist Covering Land Rights Movement

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 9:20 am | Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of Indigenous Canadian journalist Karl Dockstader in relation to his reporting on an Indigenous land dispute in southern Ontario. RSF calls on the Ontario Provincial Police to drop all charges against him. ... More >>

RSF Renews Calls For Release Of Wikileaks Publisher Assange As His US Extradition Hearing Resumes

Sunday, 6 September 2020, 7:05 am | Reporters Without Borders

With Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing set to resume on September 7, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) renews calls for his immediate release. RSF representatives will attempt to monitor the hearing in person, and will deliver ... More >>

Watch This Exclusive Interview With Chris Allen's Mother

Friday, 28 August 2020, 5:39 am | Reporters Without Borders

To mark the three-year anniversary of British-American journalist Christopher Allen’s killing in South Sudan, RSF published a moving interview with his mother Joyce Krajian calling for a full and transparent investigation into his murder. Just 26 years old ... More >>

US Dept Of Homeland Security Created Intel Reports On Journalists

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 6:27 am | Reporters Without Borders

US Department of Homeland Security created intel reports on journalists, instructed officers on how to arrest and tear gas press without liability Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has compiled ... More >>

RSF Reiterates Call For Charges Against Julian Assange To Be Dropped As US Issues New Indictment

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 7:25 am | Reporters Without Borders

vvvReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the US Department of Justice’s issuing of a new superseding indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - the latest in a long series of US government attempts to manipulate legal loopholes and undermine ... More >>

Nearly Half Of UN Member Countries Have Obstructed Coronavirus Coverage

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 7:49 am | Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has registered violations of the media’s right to cover the coronavirus crisis in no fewer than 90 of the 193 UN member countries since the start of the pandemic. Governments must stop “blaming the messenger” ... More >>

After Years Of Trump’s Demonization Of The Media, Unprecedented Violence Against Journalists

Monday, 1 June 2020, 11:35 am | Reporters Without Borders

Protests in at least 30 cities across the US following the police killing of George Floyd have resulted in violent attacks from police and protesters alike against journalists. Dozens of incidents have been reported so far, ranging from threats to serious physical ... More >>