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Today the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia breached the rights of a Ukrainian journalist when he was arrested at a  protest upon which he was reporting, and later detained and charged.  The European Court of Human Rights has held that the journalists rights under Article 5(1) (...
This is the text of a speech given by Professor Roy Greenslade, Board Member of Reporters Without Borders, at the British Journalism Awards this week.  It is reproduced here with the permission of Professor Greenslade, and we are very grateful for this.   I am sorry to say that this has been a...
  RENOWNED ARTIST AND ACTIVIST RAMóN ESONO EBALÉ MUST BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY His international legal team calls on the government of Equatorial Guinea to end his arbitrary detention immediately and unconditionally.
During the FCO questions session in parliament yesterday, UK Foreign Secretary responded to a question from Diana Johnson MP, and agreed to take up the BBC Persian Service case when speaking with his counterparts in Iran.   
(6 February 1998 — Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, United Nations Headquarters, New York addressing journalists at a press briefing.)
  UN Special Rapporteurs Professor David Kaye and Ms Asma Jahangir have expressed serious concerns about the persecution of BBC Persian staff by Iran at the UN General Assembly following an urgent appeal filed by Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC and Jennifer Robinson on behalf of the BBC.
Nani Jansen Reventlow will be speaking at the Free Press Live event in the Hague.  On November 2nd Free Press Unlimited hosts Free Press Live 2017 - stand up for journalists and justice during the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The event coincides with the ‘...
An essay by Nani Jansen Reventlow, a member of DSI’s International Media Defence Panel, has recently been published in a collection by Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Nani’s essay, ‘The right to ‘offend, shock or disturb,’ or the importance of protecting...
Where a regulator in one EU country requires information to be removed from the internet, should that be given effect in that one country, across the EU or globally?  
Raif Badawi was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012, simply for expressing his ideas – he took to his keyboard and started his own website. He has been in prison for nearly five years, serving a ten-year sentence, and he has also been sentenced to 1,000 lashes.  He has been flogged in public 50 times...

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