National Apr 22, 2020

Japan edges up to 66th place in 2020 press freedom rankings

Japan has climbed one place in the 2020 world press freedom rankings to reach 66th place, media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders announced Tuesday. The Paris-based group, known as RSF, also warned that moves to strengthen media control are increasing mainly in regions hit hard ...

French media denounce violent 'yellow vest' attacks on press

World Jan 14, 2019

French media denounce violent 'yellow vest' attacks on press

French media and reporters' organizations on Sunday denounced attacks on journalists by "yellow vest" anti-government protesters and called for better protection after a series of incidents this weekend. Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back demonstrators from around the Arc de ...

China 'murdered' Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo: Reporters Without Borders

Asia Pacific Jul 19, 2017

China 'murdered' Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo: Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres), which advocates freedom of information around the world, on Tuesday accused Chinese authorities of having "murdered" Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo by denying him proper medical care during his incarceration. "We can clearly state that Liu Xiaobo was ...