Syria’s Darwish Wins World Press Freedom Prize

Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish, imprisoned since February 2012, is being honored with the 2015 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. The Prize will be awarded on World Press Freedom Day, May 3. Darwish, president of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression, has endured a decade of harassment and repeated detention and torture.

Source: UNESCO

Posted on: April 3, 2015

RSF Names 39 “Predators” of Freedom of Information

For World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders has updated its list of groups and individuals who are "predators of freedom of information." The roster includes 39 government leaders, politicians, religious figures, militias, and criminal groups that censor, imprison, kidnap, torture, and kill journalists and other news providers worldwide.

Source: Reporters Without Borders

Posted on: May 5, 2013