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#Press Freedom

# press-freedom - Friday 2 April, 2021

RTÉ journalist: 'We could no longer justify raising a family in a country which increasingly acts with impunity against foreign citizens'
# China
# China

RTÉ journalist: 'We could no longer justify raising a family in a country which increasingly acts with impunity against foreign citizens'

Apr 2nd 2021, 8:17 PM 104,186 Views 44 Comments

The European Union has condemned the “harassment” of foreign journalists in China.

# press-freedom - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Irish journalist leaves China 'in a hurry' after coming under increased surveillance
# Yvonne Murray
# Yvonne Murray

Irish journalist leaves China 'in a hurry' after coming under increased surveillance

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 5:26 PM 79,883 Views 67 Comments

Murray is married to senior BBC correspondent John Sudworth who faced backlash for his reporting on Xinjiang rights abuses.

# press-freedom - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Hong Kong news site says prospective editor was denied visa
# AARON MCNICHOLAS
# AARON MCNICHOLAS

Hong Kong news site says prospective editor was denied visa

Aug 27th 2020, 1:44 PM 14,059 Views 1 Comment

The semi-autonomous financial hub has long been a major global media centre but its reputation as a press haven is slipping.

# press-freedom - Monday 21 October, 2019

Australian newspapers black out front pages to protest government secrecy
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Australian newspapers black out front pages to protest government secrecy

Oct 21st 2019, 7:05 AM 20,484 Views 11 Comments

The front page spreads were published in Monday’s newspapers.

# press-freedom - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Met Police responds to criticism in wake of warning media not to publish leaked memos
# Kim Darroch
# Kim Darroch

Met Police responds to criticism in wake of warning media not to publish leaked memos

Updated Jul 13th 2019, 3:40 PM 14,966 Views 20 Comments

“Do you have any comprehension of a free society? This isn’t Russia,” the Sunday Times editor said in response.

# press-freedom - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Loughinisland journalists: It's still surreal to think we were arrested in Northern Ireland for a documentary
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Loughinisland journalists: It's still surreal to think we were arrested in Northern Ireland for a documentary

Jun 16th 2019, 11:30 AM 17,046 Views 57 Comments

“Police officers were going through our computers, and taking documents that were completely unrelated to the film.”

# press-freedom - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for 500 days have been released
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for 500 days have been released

May 7th 2019, 8:35 AM 5,976 Views 4 Comments

Last month the pair was handed the prestigious Pulitzer prize for their work.

# press-freedom - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Ireland warned its highly concentrated media ownership is 'single largest threat to press freedom'
# Reporters Without Borders
# Reporters Without Borders

Ireland warned its highly concentrated media ownership is 'single largest threat to press freedom'

Apr 18th 2019, 6:10 AM 29,694 Views 45 Comments

Ireland ranked 15th in the 2019 Press Freedom Index.

# press-freedom - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Column: Ireland is now the 18th-least corrupt country in the world but there's work to be done
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland is now the 18th-least corrupt country in the world but there's work to be done

Jan 29th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,552 Views 74 Comments

The report recommends that Ireland should aim to restore public trust in the Gardai, work towards improving press freedom and tackle foreign bribery, write Robert Gillanders and Michael Breen.

# press-freedom - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

CNN sues Donald Trump over journalist being barred from White House
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

CNN sues Donald Trump over journalist being barred from White House

Nov 13th 2018, 5:52 PM 19,873 Views 52 Comments

The White House has said it will vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit.

# press-freedom - Thursday 8 November, 2018

NUJ calls on Simon Coveney to raise journalists’ arrests with British government
# Loughinisland Documentary
# Loughinisland Documentary

NUJ calls on Simon Coveney to raise journalists’ arrests with British government

Nov 8th 2018, 6:31 PM 13,581 Views 28 Comments

The journalists were arrested over the suspected theft of documents used in a documentary re-examining the 1994 murders.

# press-freedom - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'An attack on the press': Journalists released after arrest over theft of Loughinisland massacre documents
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

'An attack on the press': Journalists released after arrest over theft of Loughinisland massacre documents

Sep 1st 2018, 8:05 AM 15,235 Views 0 Comments

The investigation centres on the suspected theft of documents used in the No Stone Unturned documentary re-examining the 1994 murders.

# press-freedom - Friday 3 August, 2018

'Trump's comments may increase risk of violence against journalists' - UN expert
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

'Trump's comments may increase risk of violence against journalists' - UN expert

Aug 3rd 2018, 7:19 AM 15,545 Views 147 Comments

The US president has made frequent attacks on the media, and consistently accused them of being biased.

# press-freedom - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Ireland has slipped down in press freedom rankings because of concentrated ownership and defamation costs
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Ireland has slipped down in press freedom rankings because of concentrated ownership and defamation costs

Apr 25th 2018, 8:32 AM 10,773 Views 53 Comments

Ireland was ninth in 2016, but is down to 16th.

# press-freedom - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'Highly concentrated' media ownership sees Ireland slip down press freedom rankings
# I Read The News Today
# I Read The News Today

'Highly concentrated' media ownership sees Ireland slip down press freedom rankings

Oct 14th 2017, 8:15 AM 9,180 Views 31 Comments

The study sees the country drop from ninth last year to 14th this year.

# press-freedom - Monday 31 October, 2016

'We will not surrender': Outrage as editor of Turkish newspaper arrested
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

'We will not surrender': Outrage as editor of Turkish newspaper arrested

Oct 31st 2016, 3:18 PM 7,213 Views 10 Comments

Murat Sabuncu has been accused of “legitimising” the attempted putsch earlier this year.

# press-freedom - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper

Mar 5th 2016, 5:33 PM 21,951 Views 45 Comments

Police have used teargas on protesters.

# press-freedom - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom
# Censorship
# Censorship

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom

Aug 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 176 Views 26 Comments

A censorship order sought and secured by the Australian government sets a precedent for all common law countries – including Ireland.

# press-freedom - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box
# Right To Be Forgotten
# Right To Be Forgotten

Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 107 Views 7 Comments

The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.

# press-freedom - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Guess where Ireland ranks in the world in terms of press freedom...
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

Guess where Ireland ranks in the world in terms of press freedom...

Feb 18th 2014, 8:35 PM 46,237 Views 144 Comments

Hint: We’re doing better than countries like China and North Korea.

# press-freedom - Friday 24 January, 2014

Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed
# Mayo
# Mayo

Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed

Jan 24th 2014, 3:18 PM 464 Views 69 Comments

The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes.

# press-freedom - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

China has blocked its citizens from reading the Guardian
# Censorship
# Censorship

China has blocked its citizens from reading the Guardian

Jan 8th 2014, 10:50 AM 12,146 Views 45 Comments

It is not clear why the move was taken as there has been little written about the country in recent days.

# press-freedom - Monday 25 November, 2013

The Guardian's former investigations editor to discuss press freedom with VinB
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

The Guardian's former investigations editor to discuss press freedom with VinB

Nov 25th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,103 Views 0 Comments

David Leigh retired last April and his illustrious career included a 1995 TV documentary which led to the jailing of a former defence minister.

# press-freedom - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Two journalists receive death threats from paramilitaries
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Two journalists receive death threats from paramilitaries

May 15th 2013, 5:54 PM 10,809 Views 22 Comments

There has been condemnation of the threats against the two unidentified journalists who are based in Northern Ireland.

# press-freedom - Friday 3 May, 2013

World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists

May 3rd 2013, 6:02 PM 3,887 Views 6 Comments

It’s believed that 36 journalists have been killed there since 2011.

# press-freedom - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Ireland ranks 15th on latest global Press Freedom Index
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Ireland ranks 15th on latest global Press Freedom Index

Jan 30th 2013, 3:42 PM 10,457 Views 22 Comments

Reporters Without Borders says Finland has the greatest press freedom, while Eritrea remains at the bottom.

# press-freedom - Friday 28 December, 2012

Burma to allow daily private newspapers
# Burma
# Burma

Burma to allow daily private newspapers

Dec 28th 2012, 10:30 AM 2,272 Views 2 Comments

It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.

# press-freedom - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Rain, post offices and skyscrapers: the week in statistics
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Rain, post offices and skyscrapers: the week in statistics

May 5th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,021 Views 1 Comment

Plus: Where does Ireland rank in the world press freedom index – and how many people are visiting Ireland this year?

# press-freedom - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Column: On World Press Freedom Day, Ireland can stand proud
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: On World Press Freedom Day, Ireland can stand proud

May 3rd 2012, 7:30 AM 35 Views 19 Comments

We might moan about the press – but Irish media consumers are among the world’s luckiest, writes Ross McCarthy.

# press-freedom - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day

May 2nd 2012, 6:03 PM 1,299 Views 9 Comments

The National Union of Journalists and Amnesty International Ireland joined together today to remember journalists who have been killed during the course of their work.

# press-freedom - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Shatter launches stinging attack on 'contrived' journalism
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Shatter launches stinging attack on 'contrived' journalism

Mar 28th 2012, 1:28 PM 3,331 Views 35 Comments

The minister for justice tells a Seanad debate that some journalists omit important facts in order to scandalise the public.

# press-freedom - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

NYPD blocks journalist from covering Occupy protest
# Occupy Wall Street
# Occupy Wall Street

NYPD blocks journalist from covering Occupy protest

Dec 13th 2011, 10:52 AM 2,420 Views 34 Comments

New York Times photojournalist Robert Stolarik was pushed by police and repeatedly blocked from covering a protest at the World Financial Centre Plaza.

# press-freedom - Friday 22 July, 2011

Careful what you write: Court imposes $40m fine after journalist libels president
# Ecuador
# Ecuador

Careful what you write: Court imposes $40m fine after journalist libels president

Jul 22nd 2011, 2:10 PM 415 Views 4 Comments

A journalist at El Universo wrote a column about Ecuador president Rafael Correa which has proved very costly.

# press-freedom - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Two Turkish soldiers jailed in connection with journalist's death
# Turkey
# Turkey

Two Turkish soldiers jailed in connection with journalist's death

Jun 2nd 2011, 3:13 PM 204 Views 0 Comments

The soldiers have been found guilty of ignoring information that may have helped to prevent the murder of a prominent ethnic Armenian journalist in 2007.

# press-freedom - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Digital censorship grows as media moves online
# Online Media
# Online Media

Digital censorship grows as media moves online

May 3rd 2011, 4:23 PM 826 Views 0 Comments

An NGO to protect journalists has said that 69 online journalists have been jailed since December – representing almost half of all reporters imprisoned worldwide.

# press-freedom - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Ten arrested after Turkish police crack down on journalists
# Turkey
# Turkey

Ten arrested after Turkish police crack down on journalists

Mar 3rd 2011, 3:26 PM 510 Views 0 Comments

Ten people, mostly journalists, have been arrested in Turkey in a crackdown on an alleged network accused of conspiring to topple the country’s government.

# press-freedom - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

Turkish journalist faces 79 years in prison
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkish journalist faces 79 years in prison

Oct 5th 2010, 12:02 PM 165 Views 0 Comments

Media groups have appealed to the Turkish prime minister to revise the laws threatening press freedom.

# press-freedom - Monday 13 September, 2010

Trump has journalists arrested at his Scottish golf course site

Trump has journalists arrested at his Scottish golf course site

Sep 13th 2010, 5:55 PM 314 Views 0 Comments

The arrest of two journalists carries important implications for press freedom, says Britain’s Nation Union of Journalists.