Articles about Reporters Without Borders

Afghanistan: Former journalist shot dead in broad daylight, probe ordered

12 May 2019

World
Afghanistan: Former journalist shot dead in broad daylight, probe ordered

A political adviser and former journalist named Mena Mangal was shot dead in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, days after she wrote on social media that her life was under threat.

First in 2019: Mexico journalist found murdered, governor condemns killing

22 Jan 2019

World
First in 2019: Mexico journalist found murdered, governor condemns killing

A Mexican journalist was found murdered in the northern state of Baja California Sur, the governor said yesterday, the first reporter to be killed this year in what has become one of the world's most dangerous countries for the press.

Egypt: Court hands 5-year jail term to UNESCO award-winning photojournalist

09 Sep 2018

World
Egypt: Court hands 5-year jail term to UNESCO award-winning photojournalist

An Egyptian court on Saturday handed a five-year jail sentence to a prominent photojournalist, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who had earlier this year received the UNESCO's World Freedom Prize.

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif's confession on Mumbai attacks gets Dawn blocked

21 May 2018

World
Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif's confession on Mumbai attacks gets Dawn blocked

A media watchdog has alleged that circulation of Dawn, an English newspaper of Pakistan, has been stopped after it published an interview of former PM Nawaz Sharif. In the interview, he had confessed about his country's hand in the 26/11 attacks that shook Mumbai.

PCI rejects Press Freedom ranking citing "lack of clarity"

07 May 2018

India
PCI rejects Press Freedom ranking citing "lack of clarity"

Press Council of India (PCI) has rejected the World Press Freedom Index ranking after India slipped two positions to rank 138th among 180 countries.

India ranks 138 in Press Freedom Index; PCI rubbishes report

06 May 2018

India
India ranks 138 in Press Freedom Index; PCI rubbishes report

Press Council of India has rubbished the recently released Press Freedom Index, in which India slipped two places to rank 138 among 180 countries, saying there was a "lack of clarity" on the inputs that weighed in rankings which were based on "opinion/perception".

Journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead: Does it indicate a trend?

06 Sep 2017

India
Journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead: Does it indicate a trend?

Gauri Lankesh, a Kannada journalist and editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was shot dead at her home yesterday evening.

Mexican journalists protest over award-winning reporter Javier Valdez's murder

17 May 2017

World
Mexican journalists protest over award-winning reporter Javier Valdez's murder

Journalists in Mexico took to the streets to protest the killing of award-winning reporter Javier Valdez, urging the government to take action.

Pakistan TV anchor banned for hate speech

28 Jan 2017

World
Pakistan TV anchor banned for hate speech

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned a popular TV anchor Amir Liaquat (Hussain) after he allegedly indulged in hate speech.

Pakistan obligated to locate missing human rights activists

11 Jan 2017

World
Pakistan obligated to locate missing human rights activists

Pakistan has been commanded by the Human Rights Watch to investigate the abductions of four bloggers who campaigned for human rights and religious freedom.