Three journalists killed in January
There are 334 jailed, mostly in China, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
Reporters Without Borders has asked the authorities of Mexico to investigate if the killing of Rafael Murúa Manríquez, 34, was connected with his work as a radio journalist. All the evidences are pointing to that connection, because Murúa had had death threats linked to his journalistic work and his criticism of the mayor of Mulegé, […]
Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail - Al Jazeera English
Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail – Al Jazeera English.
Al Jazeera's Greste urges Egypt to free colleagues
Al Jazeera’s Greste released. Urges Egypt to free colleagues.
Islamic State 'beheads second US journalist' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
Islamic State ‘beheads second US journalist’ – Group releases video of Steven Sotloff’s death, threatens to kill another captive, David Cawthorne Haines, a Briton – Al Jazeera
Tweets for Turkey
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone further in his way against freedom of speech in the social media by turning off Twitter a few days before the elections apparently because some users published claims of corruption against him. But this is not the only conflict he has with the social and convencional media.
Spanish reporter Marc Marginedas has been freed after six months kidnapped in Syria by fighters of radical Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Marginedas, a seasoned war reporter working for El Periodico, was kidnapped last september 4th near Hama, when he was going to make a report about a village supposed to have […]
Pope Francis and human communication
Pope Francis called on a more human communication in this era of digital technology and the Internet that can be a source of great good but also can turn into something cold, impersonal and even isolating.
Syria and the Journalists killed in 2013
Reporters Without Borders informs that 75 journalists were killed in 2013 because of their work, also 4 media assistants and 37 netizens and citizen-journalists were killed in the same period, most of them in Syria.
Two Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria
The families of Spanish journalists Javier Espinosa Robles and Ricardo García Vilanova revealed at news conferences in Beirut and Madrid that the jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) kidnapped Espinosa and García in Syria’s northern province of Raqqah on 16 September. The EU has called for their immediate release.
Putin dissolves RIA Novosti
Vladimir Putin has decided to close by decree the state news agency RIA Novosti without previous notice to their workers and replace it by a news agency called Rossiya Segodnya focused on “coverage abroad of Russian state policy and public life”. RIA Novosti says the move is “the latest in a series of shifts in Russia’s news landscape, which appear to point toward a tightening of state control in the already heavily regulated media sector”.