World Press Freedom Day 2017 is held in Indonesia. The country was stripped of press freedom and freedom of speech during president Suharto’s 32-year-long regime, which ended in 1998.Read more "Shut up, speak up: Freedom of speech and press after three decades of oppression in Indonesia"
In Afghanistan 59 journalists have been killed while 1400 journalists have been subject of assault since 2009.Read more "Arrests, kidnappings, reporters getting killed – Journalists in Afghanistan need protection"
Khadija Ismayilova was awarded for her achievements as investigative journalist in Azerbaijan, especially for exposing high-level government corruption President Ilham Aliyev’s nepotism and Azerbaijan’s grave human rights record.Read more "“My crime? Investigative journalism.” Cano Prize Winner Khadija Ismayilova has been in prison in Azerbaijan since 2015"
The space for freedom of expression and the press continued to reduce in South Sudan since 2015. From late December 2015 to March 2016, there was an upsurge in incidents of threats to journalists’ safety and security.Read more "Media in legal vacuum in South Sudan: Government and security organizations threaten reporters"
Public service media, especially in Europe, currently faces the challenge of balancing a massive amount of stories about refugees and migrants. How does it ensure fair and balanced reporting amidst the changing political rhetoric?Read more "Moderating between two sides can be a problem – Reporting the refugee crisis suffers from false balance"
Journalists are facing hate speech all around the world and it seems there is hate speech more than ever. We asked journalists in the conference to tell about their experiences. Many didn’t want to share their personal stories – but all of them had a story to tell.Read more "Threats, accusations, name-callings – hate speech has many forms"
As a Palestinian journalist, I wouldn’t imagine covering any event without wearing my press vest. How am I going to cover demonstrations without wearing this protective shield? I might end up dead!Read more "The price of searching the truth: Unable to work without a bullet proof vest"
Today, the promising development is overshadowed by a decline in press freedom not only in Africa, but in other parts of world as well. Even though Namibia and other African countries have taken significant steps towards press freedom, new challenges are arising.Read more "The Windhoek Declaration: 25 years ago a group of journalists drafted a statement of press freedom"
The main day of the event is now done after many interesting panel discussions and guests. Here are some higlights from the celebration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland.Read more "WPFD2016: Highlights of May 3rd"
A side event panel discussion between Ukrainian and Russian journalists was held at the first day of World Press Freedom Day 2016 in one of the side events.Read more "Stopping hate speech, concerns of safety – dialogue between Ukrainian and Russian journalists"