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, […]
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.
Egypt wants press "that puts national interest on top"
Egypt’s interim president called in his meeting with journalists on Wednesday for “a media code of ethics that guarantees press freedom and professionalism” and said he aspires for “press that puts national interest on top.”
Link: Journalists remain defiant in Syria despite targeted attacks
Journalists remain defiant in Syria despite targeted attacks.
Link: Russia buries beaten journalist
Russia buries beaten journalist. Mourners farewell Khimki forest campaigner Mikhail Beketov five years after he was beaten in unsolved assault.
Why I'm glad there is a Treaty to limit Global Arms Trade
I’m glad the UN approved the Arms Trade Treaty for a vast majority, with the only opposition of Iran Syria and North Korea and absences of countries like China, Cuba or Venezuela. I know this Treaties are difficult to control and now this one need to be ratified for the countries before it enters in […]
Pope Francis on Journalism
“Your profession requires study, sensitivity and experience,” “[the journalistic profession] requires particular attention to truth, goodness and beauty – and this brings us particularly close together, because the Church exists in order to communicate precisely this: Truth, Goodness and Beauty in person.” – Pope Francis
Journalists risking their lives in Pakistan: the death of Syed Saleem Shahzad
Where a story can cost you your life – Listening Post – Al Jazeera English. This is not a brand new story, is ten days old in the case of Syed Saleem Shahzad, an investigative journalist from the Asia Times Online in Pakistan, 40 years old, father of 3 children between 14 and 4 years […]
Photo reporters have feelings and souls
If you have read my post about Obama’s answer to Donald Trump during the Annual Dinner of the White House Correspondent Association, maybe you’ll know I found sensitive from his part to take some last and serious words to recognize the work of journalists in war zones. Some days after, when I found an article […]