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Woes mount in Syria as UN mission growsupdated: Sat May 05 2012 14:05:00

Violence continues in Syria as the UN observer mission expands. ITN's Bill Neely reports.

Veracruz governor vows to protect journalistsupdated: Fri May 04 2012 20:38:00

The governor of Mexico's eastern state of Veracruz vowed Friday to create two organizations -- one to help the victims of organized crime and the other to protect journalists.

Somalia president decries journalist killingupdated: Sun Jan 29 2012 11:33:00

Somalia's president strongly condemned the killing of a leading journalist as a "senseless murder," suggesting Sunday that the country's al Qaeda-linked Islamist militia Al-Shabaab may have been responsible.

Gunmen kill journalist in Somaliaupdated: Sat Jan 28 2012 21:57:00

A leading Somalia journalist was shot outside him home in Mogadishu on Saturday and died on the way to the hospital, according to other journalists.

UK revokes Iranian network's licenseupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 14:07:00

Britain's media regulatory authority revoked an Iranian English-language news organization's U.K. license Friday for a breach of licensing regulations and an unpaid fine.

Syria offers 'deep regret' for French journalist's deathupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 08:00:00

Syria's government blamed an "armed terrorist group" for the mortar attack it said killed an award-winning French journalist and eight Syrians in the strife-torn city of Homs on Wednesday.

Journalist killed in Syria mortar strikeupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 08:00:00

A French journalist died Wednesday in a mortar strike on a pro-government rally in Homs, Syria.

Turkish journalists face judge in test of media freedomupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 07:18:00

Several journalists accused of being involved in an alleged plot to overthrow the Turkish government appeared in an Istanbul court on Tuesday for the first hearing in a trial that is seen as a test for media freedoms in Turkey.

Editor: Armed men attack Mexican newspaper officeupdated: Sun Nov 06 2011 16:20:00

Armed men burst into a newspaper office in eastern Mexico Sunday, warning staff before they set fire to the building, the newspaper's editor said.

Redes sociales en la miraupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 11:56:00

Rey Rodríguez nos comenta sobre la relación entre la muerte de la periodista María Elizabeth Macías y las redes sociales.

Mexican editor's death linked to work with social mediaupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 11:56:00

Amnesty International said Monday that a newspaper editor whose decapitated body was found over the weekend in the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo appears to have been targeted by a drug gang carrying out a reprisal for her work on social networks.

WikiLeaks releases entire archive of U.S. embassy cablesupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 11:13:00

WikiLeaks threw open the doors Friday to its archive of more than a quarter million secret U.S. diplomatic cables, unfiltered and unedited, exposing and possibly endangering confidential diplomatic sources.

Reporters group condemns killing of Ivory Coast journalistupdated: Thu May 26 2011 01:25:00

A journalist who openly supported the Ivorian Popular Front of former President Laurent Gbagbo has been killed in a suburb of Abidjan, Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday.

Reporters' group wants answers from Iran on missing journalistupdated: Mon May 16 2011 21:43:00

Press freedom advocates Reporters Without Borders expressed concern Monday about the fate of an Al Jazeera reporter arrested in Syria and reportedly deported to Iran, after Iran said it was unaware of her whereabouts.

Marchers protest new Turkish Web filtering rulesupdated: Sun May 15 2011 16:44:00

Several thousand opponents of new Internet filtering rules, set to take effect in Turkey in August, marched in protest in Istanbul on Sunday.

Journalists in Turkey decry crackdown on colleaguesupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 02:23:00

Hundreds of Turkish journalists and activists staged an angry march in Istanbul in support of jailed reporters, snatched by police during the ongoing and controversial probe of an alleged plot to overthrow the government.

2 Reuters journalists reported missing in Syriaupdated: Sun Mar 27 2011 16:38:00

Two Reuters television journalists have been missing in Syria since Saturday night, when they were supposed to return to Lebanon, the news agency said Sunday.

Six journalists seized in Turkish raidsupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 09:04:00

Six Turkish journalists were among at least 11 people seized in police raids Thursday in a longstanding probe over an alleged plot to overthrow the government, Turkish media reported.

Report: Eight newspapers close after threats in Ivory Coastupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 08:25:00

Eight newspapers halted operations in Ivory Coast to protest threats and hefty fines by officials supporting the nation's disputed president, press freedom groups said.

Afghan journalist injured in acid attackupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 13:12:00

An Afghan journalist suffered first-degree burns in an acid attack in the capital earlier this week, a report said.

U.S. condemns prison term for Iranian lawyerupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 08:30:00

The United States said Monday it is "dismayed" by the 11-year prison term reportedly handed down for an Iranian human rights lawyer and urged her immediate release.

An Iranian rights group condemns 11-year sentence for lawyerupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 07:37:00

An Iranian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

2 killed, 300 injured in Algerian riotsupdated: Sat Jan 08 2011 11:02:00

At least two people have been killed and 300 others injured in riots that erupted across Algeria amid rising food prices and a housing crisis, state-run media said Saturday.

Report: 57 journalists killed in 2010updated: Thu Dec 30 2010 13:35:00

Fifty-seven journalists were killed around the world in 2010 as a consequence of their work, according to a report released Thursday by the international group Reporters Without Borders.

Nobel Peace laureate calls for release of jailed activistupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 09:54:00

An Iranian Nobel laureate led a small demonstration in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Monday, protesting the continued imprisonment of human rights activist and fellow lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Kuwait shuts down Al Jazeera news bureauupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 16:09:00

Kuwait has shut down an Al Jazeera news office after accusing the network of "meddling in the internal affairs of Kuwait," a Ministry of Information official told the country's news agency.

Gunmen kill young Iraqi journalist at his homeupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 16:02:00

Gunmen shot and killed a young Iraqi journalist in front of his family Sunday in the northern city of Mosul, an official at the Interior Ministry said.

WikiLeaks must strike a balanceupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 16:58:00

Last week Reporters Without Borders released a letter calling on WikiLeaks to take down the names of civilians identified as having collaborated with the International Security Assistance Force and with NATO forces.

Iran silences journalists with jailupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 10:23:00

Early last week, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini reportedly said Iran's celebrations commemorating the Islamic revolution would stun the world. It is difficult to believe anything Iran could do at this point could surprise the world.

Ebadi: The voice of the Iranian people must be heardupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 06:49:00

This week two of Iran's most well-known clerics, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili, who served as head of Iran's judiciary system under Ayatollah Khomeini's administration, have visited with the country's supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

Rights group: Iran jails most journalistsupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 15:14:00

Iran once again has more journalists in jail than any other country, the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders announced Wednesday.

Death toll rises in Philippines massacreupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 22:58:00

Bodies lie scattered in a rural field in the southern Philippines, some unearthed from a shallow grave hastily dug by the gunmen who seized the group of men and women just a day earlier.

Philippines region on alert after massacreupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 22:55:00

The Philippines government has increased security in the southern region of Maguindanao after gunmen kidnapped and killed at least 22 people, according to military officials and the country's national news agency.

China blogger who helped quake victims jailedupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 11:53:00

A Chinese blogger who helped victims of a devastating earthquake has been sentenced to three years in prison, his attorney said Monday.

Newpaper editor cleared for mailing childbirth imagesupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 05:56:00

A court in Zambia has acquitted a newspaper editor who was tried on obscenity charges for mailing photographs of a woman giving birth.

Jail sentence for dissident Sri Lankan reporter condemnedupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 09:06:00

Two journalism groups have announced plans to honor a Sri Lankan reporter who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for articles that criticized the military.

Editor in obscenity trial for childbirth photosupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 06:58:00

The news editor of the Zambian newspaper The Post has gone on trial for allegedly circulating obscene material to politicians, the newspaper states on its Web site.

Dozens of radio stations shut down in Venezuelaupdated: Sat Aug 01 2009 06:00:00

At least 34 private radio stations in Venezuela were closed indefinitely Friday, and 206 more were at risk of being shut down, a government official said.

Somali prime minister reports speaking with French hostageupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 12:11:00

Somalia's interim prime minister said Thursday that he has spoken to one of two French hostages seized earlier this week by gunmen who stormed their hotel in Mogadishu.

Chinese paramilitary 'attack journalists'updated: Tue Jul 07 2009 07:39:00

Chinese paramilitary police beat two Japanese journalists Monday night in the border city of Kashgar, where a deadly attack targeting police officers had occurred hours earlier, journalist groups said.

Bomb kills 16 in Chinaupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 07:39:00

A bomb in Kashi, China, kills 16 policemen and wounds civilians.

Newsweek reporter in Iran reportedly 'confesses'updated: Wed Jul 01 2009 23:14:00

A reporter for Newsweek magazine who was arrested in Tehran has confessed to doing the bidding of Western governments, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported Wednesday.

Media group asks nations not to recognize Iran resultsupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 16:03:00

Media rights group Reporters Without Borders is urging nations to not recognize the results of Iran's presidential election, citing censorship and a crackdown on journalists.

World reacts to Iran electionupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 16:03:00

CNN's Ram Ramgopal looks at reaction from around the world to the election result in Iran.

Head of Venezuelan TV station: Raid of home was scare tacticupdated: Sat May 23 2009 20:44:00

The head of an independent Venezuelan TV station that has criticized President Hugo Chavez said Friday officials were trying to frighten him when they raided one of his homes in what authorities called a car-smuggling investigation.

Journalists freed in Azerbaijanupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 06:33:00

A European security organization expressed hope Tuesday that the recent release of three journalists in Azerbaijan signals positive change in the former Soviet republic.

Moldovan government attacking journalists, reporter saysupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 11:48:00

Alina Radu's newsroom in Moldova has turned into an impromptu safehouse for local journalists, as their attempts to cover massive anti-government protests this week have put them in danger in the former Soviet state.

Sri Lankan journalist missingupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 20:29:00

Sri Lanka's foreign minister discusses press freedom and comments on the missing journalist who spoke to CNN.

Sri Lankan journalist predicted own executionupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 20:29:00

A crusading Sri Lankan journalist shot dead last week knew he would be killed -- he said so in a dramatic, posthumously published column touching a raw nerve in his war-torn island nation.

U.S. military detains two Iraqi journalistsupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 10:00:00

Two Iraqi cameramen remain in U.S. military custody amid a media watchdog group's warning of "an upsurge" in the arrest of journalists working in Iraq.

Second Russian journalist in three days killedupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 12:51:00

A Russian journalist died Wednesday from gunshot wounds sustained the night before -- the second Russian journalist fatally gunned down this week.

Kremlin critic shot dead in southern Russiaupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 07:03:00

A leading critic of Kremlin-backed leaders in the Russian republic of Ingushetia was fatally shot Sunday while being taken to a police precinct by officers, Reporters without Borders said. Beijing's Complaint-Free Protest Zonesupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 10:30:00

The Chinese organizers have set aside three areas for demonstrations during the Games. But they're out of the way. And you'll likely need a permit

Colombia admits rescuers posed as journalistsupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 08:37:00

Two people who helped rescue 15 hostages from Colombian rebels posed as journalists from a real Venezuela-based television news organization, Colombia's defense minister said Wednesday.

Zimbabwe jails three drivers linked to Sky Newsupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 19:22:00

British broadcaster Sky News Wednesday criticized the jail sentences given to three of its drivers in Zimbabwe, where a court found them guilty of possessing broadcast equipment without authorization.

Leading Somali journalist slainupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 21:10:00

A leading Somali reporter was gunned down Saturday in a "targeted assassination," according to the national press union, making him the 10th journalist to be killed in the war-torn African country since last year.

'Web enemies' targeted in cyber-protestsupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 00:40:00

Fifteen countries were named as "Internet enemies" on Wednesday as press freedom campaigners called on Web users to join a 24-hour virtual protest condemning cyber-censorship.

Death sentence for Afghan reporterupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 09:15:00

A three-judge panel in northern Afghanistan has sentenced a student journalist to death for distributing a paper he printed off the Internet that allegedly blasphemed Islam, according to international media groups.

Technology vs. tyrannyupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 14:24:00

The death of a Chinese blogger prompts protest and punishment. CNN's Jaime Florcruz reports.

Death pits technology against Chinese controlupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 14:24:00

Wei Wenhua was a model communist and is now a bloggers' hero -- a "citizen journalist" turned martyr.

Aid group faces kidnapping chargesupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 11:40:00

Authorities in Chad have charged nine French nationals with kidnapping after they attempted to fly out of Chad with more than 100 children the group claimed were orphans from Sudan.

Orphan airlift 'a threat to aid'updated: Mon Oct 29 2007 13:34:00

An attempt by a group of French charity workers to spirit away more than 100 children they claimed were orphans from the Darfur crisis could have seriously damaged relief efforts in the region, a senior aid official told CNN Monday.

Myanmar: The world is watchingupdated: Sat Sep 29 2007 04:01:00

Close the borders, shut down the media, expel dissidents and restrict visitors: The world's most oppressive regimes have developed watertight ways of shielding themselves from the eyes of the world.

Group: China jails cyber-dissidentupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 21:08:00

A Chinese cyber-dissident has been sentenced to four years in jail after he was convicted of "inciting the government's overthrow," a press freedom group said Friday.

China draws media protestupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 22:09:00

China draws media protest

General: Insurgents used kids as cover, then killed themupdated: Tue Mar 20 2007 03:51:00

Iraqi insurgents used two children as cover to get through a checkpoint in Baghdad and then blew up the car while the kids were still inside, a U.S. general said Tuesday.

Twists and turns in Tunisiaupdated: Mon Oct 30 2006 06:56:00

Every once in a while, we TV journalists have to admit that we've made a bad choice of stories.

Rescue mission raises hopes for abducted journalistupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 08:21:00

The rescue of three Western aid workers in Iraq raised hopes among friends and family of kidnapped American journalist Jill Carroll, who has been missing for 11 weeks.

Business 2.0: Analysis: Yahoo's China problemupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 20:23:00

How many Chinese citizens are now in jail because of information Yahoo provided to the Chinese government? That is the question the not-for-profit Reporters Without Borders is asking. And it's a question which suggests the damage to Yahoo's reputation will be ongoing.

CNNMoney: Group alleges Yahoo! complicit in Chinese dissident arrestupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 17:54:00

A freedom of speech group has accused Yahoo! of complying with the Chinese government's program of cracking down on dissident political speech on the Internet.

CNNMoney: Tech under attackupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 14:13:00

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! and Cisco came under sharp attack from leaders of Congress and human rights advocates for aiding China's efforts to censor the Internet and punish dissidents.

Threats in new German hostage tapeupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 18:22:00

Iraqi insurgents have released a second videotape showing two kidnapped German engineers.

Arab media urged to help save U.S. hostageupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 06:34:00

A day after a video of a U.S. journalist held hostage in Iraq aired on Al-Jazeera, a journalists' organization said it plans to work with the Arabic-language media to help gain Jill Carroll's release.

Campaign head held in Azerbaijanupdated: Sat Nov 05 2005 05:57:00

The campaign chief of an exiled opposition leader has been detained, his party said Saturday, one day before Azerbaijan's people elect a new parliament amid allegations of electoral fraud and fears that protests could be violently suppressed.

Gunmen assassinate two in Baghdad updated: Mon Aug 29 2005 09:27:00

Unknown gunmen assassinated the brother of the former governor of Baghdad and an official assigned to the Iraqi Elections Commission in separate incidents Monday.

Asia, Mideast last in press freedomupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 01:27:00

East Asian and Middle Eastern nations rank as the worst in the world for press freedom while northern European countries such as Denmark were the best, according to a report released Wednesday by media organization Reporters Without Borders.

Kidnapped reporter: Fiancee's pleaupdated: Tue Aug 17 2004 09:51:00

The French fiancee of a U.S. journalist kidnapped in Iraq has made an appeal for his release, saying her partner was only doing his job.

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