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2014-02-06 12:25:38

On February 11, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:30am EST At the National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 529 14(th) Street, NW - Washington, DC 20045 WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Index (under embargo until 6:01pm EST on February 11) will be introduced by Delphine Halgand, Reporters Without Borders USA Director highlighting the significant trends, rises and falls of countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index. Panelists of the discussion will include: -- James Risen...

2013-10-10 12:26:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As elections drew to a close this week in the Republic of Azerbaijan, the National Press Club closely monitored deteriorating press freedoms in that country and the government's imprisonment of political opponents there. The Club joined 22 international organizations, including Reporters Without Borders, Article 19, Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety of Azerbaijan, Index on Censorship and PEN International in condemning...

2013-09-17 16:23:11

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club criticized last week's police aggression against at least 12 journalists in Turkey who had been covering public protests in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Journalists working for a range of Turkish and foreign news organizations over the course of two days sustained injuries from rubber bullets and, in at least one instance, from a stun grenade,...

2013-05-03 20:22:21

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the National Press Club announced the winners of its 2013 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Awards:  Zeynep Kuray, a woman reporter from Turkey, which jails more journalists than any other nation; and, in the United States, "The Whistleblower." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO ) Each year, the NPC confers its Aubuchon award on people whose work and lives have advanced the...

2013-02-12 16:22:29

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club expressed grave concern Tuesday over reports that the government of Turkey is using anti-terrorism laws to jail more working journalists than any other country in the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) All told, 42 journalists and four media assistants are incarcerated in Turkey, more than in Iran, China or any other country known for repression of the press, according to Reporters...

2013-01-09 12:23:23

Minister of Information calls insinuation by Reporters Without Borders "baseless" and "unfair." MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea today rejected what it termed "baseless and unfair insinuations" by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) that it may have been responsible for the death of a local journalist. In a letter to RSF, Minister of Information Agustin Nze Nfumu challenged the underlying allegations cited by RSF in the...

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2012-03-13 11:17:33

Arab Spring, the name given to a cascade of revolts across the Arab world, is changing the face of internet freedom, according to Reporters Without Borders. An annual report classifies as “enemies”, countries that severely curtail freedom of expression on and access to the web, AP reports. Reporters Without Borders, which released its latest “Enemies of the Internet” list Monday,  added Bahrain to its enemies list, citing a news blackout and harassment of...

2012-02-13 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NPC's Press Freedom Committee hosts a panel to examine the latest Mideast trends on repression of expression on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Press Club's First Amendment room. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO)With a violent crackdown raging in Syria and the future of countries from Libya to Egypt still uncertain, the Mideast remains a top focus of world news. But more than a year after the...

2012-02-02 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a year ago, uprisings in several Mideast countries triggered what has come to be called the Arab Spring. But when it comes to freedom of the press and on the Internet, it has been a chilling period in many parts of that region. Reporters and citizens have been spied on, beaten, imprisoned and even killed merely for telling the truth about what is happening in their countries. (Logo:...

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2009-06-03 06:25:00

Just two days shy of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China shut down access to Twitter, Flickr and other websites, according to members of Reporters Without Borders (RSF).  "Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the blockage of a dozen websites such as Twitter, YouTube, Bing, Flickr, Opera, Live, Wordpress and Blogger in China," the media rights group admitted. The action is the latest indication of the strict, authoritarian government's attempt to keep tabs...