Russia Press Freedom Reversal Shows FIFA Has Leverage and Should Use It

Last week, leading German sports journalist Hajo Seppelt got an unpleasant surprise: Russia denied him an entry visa to report on the 2018 World Cup – even after FIFA, the powerful soccer governing body, had green-lighted his application. Seppelt works for ‎German public broadcaster ARD and…

Controversial Australian science journalist admits to duplication in her PhD thesis

A prominent (yet controversial) journalist in Australia has admitted to duplicating three images that were part of her PhD thesis — a practice outside experts agreed was acceptable, if not ideal, at the time, according to a report released today. As part of an inquiry,…

Uzbekistan: Reporter Convicted but Spared Jail

Expand Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev left court a free man on May 7.  © RFE/RL Uzbek Service (Berlin) – A city court in Uzbekistan’s capital on May 7, 2018, convicted a freelance reporter for calling for the overthrow of the government, but did not sentence…

Journalists Watch from Prison as Myanmar Backslides

Expand Detained and handcuffed Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo carries his daughter Moe Thin Wai Zin while arriving for a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar May 2, 2018.    © 2018 Reuters / Ann Wang There’s little cause for celebration this World Press Freedom Day…

The Daily Trump Roundup: Enquirer “Scandal”, Access Hollywood

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Kazakhstan: Criminal Probe of Media Outlets

Expand Journalists, others gather around Vadim Boreiko, journalist and regular contributor to Ratel.kz, for comment after the April 5 court hearing against Ratel.kz and chief editor Marat Asipov.  © 2018 Irina Mednikova (Brussels) – Kazakhstan opened a criminal investigation of two prominent independent media outlets…

Azerbaijan Released Wrongly Jailed Journalist

Expand Jailed journalist Aziz Orujov released from prison, Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5, 2018. © 2018 RFE/RL Azeri Service There was rare good news from Baku today – Azerbaijan’s supreme court partially reversed the conviction of a journalist, Aziz Orujov, and released him on a suspended three-year sentence….

Let Uzbekistan’s Inspiring Journalists Do Their Work

Expand Following his release from prison, freed journalist Muhammad Bekjanov is now writing a memoir on his time in Jaslyk prison, Yangibozor, September 2017 © 2017 Steve Swerdlow As a former journalist it’s always rewarding to be around reporters doing their work, remembering that thrill…

Chinese journalist censored over spectacular eye roll at scripted press conference

The Chinese government has censored a journalist after she rolled  … question  The Chinese government then censored her name on the microblogging … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Chinese journalist censored over spectacular eye roll at scripted press conference

Uzbekistan Releases Journalist After 19 Years in Prison

Today, I got a Skype message I will treasure: the government of Uzbekistan has finally released journalist Yusuf Ruzimuradov after 19 long years in jail. Expand Yusuf Ruzimuradov in an undated photo.  © Muhammad Bekjanov You may never have heard of him, but by our…