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Northeastern Syria turning into news black hole

first_img Receive email alerts SyriaTurkeyMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflicts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance The convoy had set off from Qamishli with the aim of attending a protest in Ras Al-Ayn against the Turkish incursion. The Union of Syrian Kurdish Journalists told RSF that at least eight other journalists were injured. All were local journalists working for regional media outlets such as the Kurdish news agencies Hawar News and Firat News (ANF), the Syrian news agency North Press Agency (NPA), the Kurdish TV channel Sterk TV and the Iraqi Kurdish TV channel Rudaw. June 3, 2021 Find out more “Northeastern Syria is liable to lose its journalists and become a black hole for news and information if the Turkish and Syrian authorities do not do everything possible to guarantee their safety and allow them to work,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Any attack on journalists is strictly prohibited under international law, which requires belligerents to protect media personnel along with humanitarian personnel and all other civilians.” RSF_en SyriaTurkeyMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflicts Saad Ahmad, a reporter for the Kurdish news agency Hawar News (ANHA), and Mohamed Hossien Rasho, a reporter for Çira TV, a Kurdish TV station based in Germany, were killed when Turkish forces bombarded a convoy of civilians accompanied by Kurdish soldiers and journalists near Ras Al-Ayn (Serekaniye) on 13 October, killing and injuring dozens of people. June 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 October 15, 2019 – Updated on October 22, 2019 Northeastern Syria turning into news black hole to go further Help by sharing this information In response to the increase in risks for journalists, RSF calls on media outlets to take all necessary measures to ensure the best possible level of protection and urges those going to the region to consult its Safety Guide for Journalists, which is available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. The many journalists who have fled the region since 13 October include BBC correspondent Feras Kilani, who reports that he has gone to Iraqi Kurdistan. The collapse in the security situation in Syrian Kurdistan is due to a Turkish offensive and now a counter-offensive by the Syrian government, which has begun deploying its forces in the northeast after reaching an accord with the local Kurdish authorities. Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Journalists at Semalka Border Crossing, October 14. (Photo: Hejar Seyid) News Syria is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, while Turkey is ranked 157th. A France 2 TV crew consisting of Stéphanie Perez, Nicolas Auer and Yan Kadouch was at the back of the civilian convoy targeted by Turkish forces on 13 October, but none of them was injured. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is very concerned about local journalists still in Kurdish northeastern Syria, which many reporters have fled since 13 October when two were killed by a Turkish bombardment. RSF calls on all belligerents to respect their international obligations to protect the media in the region, where the security situation continues to worsen and which could become another black hole for news and information. June 8, 2021 Find out more News The Internet was meanwhile temporarily disconnected in northeastern Syrian in the night of 13 October, making it even harder to access news and information, according to the Rojava Information Centre. News News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistslast_img read more

RWB launches Sochi 2014 campaign

first_img RSF_en May 21, 2021 Find out more Organisation “We are doing this in order to renew our support for Russia’s journalists, bloggers and human rights defenders at a crucial moment for freedom of information in that country,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Twenty-eight journalists have been murdered in connection with their work since 2000. The fight against impunity for those who attack and kill journalists is unfortunately still absolutely essential. But, as cracks begin to appear in the Putin regime, monstrous new laws are placing civil society under permanent threat. The authorities now have a repressive legislative arsenal ready to be used when the time comes. “We have no desire to deny Russia the right to project the image of a proud, dynamic and modern country, but we must not be deceived by the universal consensus that surrounds Olympic events. The real events are not those that will be taking place on the ski slopes and, in this other struggle, Russian civil society has more need than ever of our help.“We are also launching this campaign because the challenge extends far beyond Russia’s borders. Russia is a regional model and Moscow’s voice reaches the international stage. Many governments are waiting to see the outcome of the battle under way in the world’s biggest country. Some, such as Azerbaijan, welcome the growing crackdown in Russia as a legitimation of their own repressive measures.” News With just under a year to go until the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Reporters Without Borders activists gathered outside the Russian embassy in Paris today and unfurled a 70-metre-long banner showing the Olympic rings transformed into a bloody knuckleduster to draw attention to the impunity largely enjoyed by those who have attacked and killed journalists in Russia.Today’s demonstration marked the start of an international campaign that will continue until the opening of the Winter Olympics on 7 February 2014. News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RussiaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RussiaEurope – Central Asia center_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Receive email alerts to go further March 1, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB launches Sochi 2014 campaign News News Avalanche of repressive laws Ever since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency last May, the government has had a spate of repressive laws passed in order to prevent the growth of more freedom of information. At the same time that legislation on human rights NGOs and unauthorized demonstrations was made much harsher, defamation was reintroduced into the criminal code after being decriminalized in November 2011.In the name of “protecting minors,” a federal government agency has been given the job of compiling a blacklist of “pernicious” websites that can be blocked without reference to a court and without any right of defence.In recent months, the Duma has been working on draft laws that will serve as large-scale gagging tools. The scope of what is regarded as “high treason” and a “state secret” is to be vastly extended. Tools for circumventing online censorship are to be banned. “Offending the feelings of believers” is to be penalized drastically. The desire to control is plain to see. No “return to normal” for reporting in the Russian Caucasus Despite the Kremlin’s boasts and the now deafening silence from the international media, the situation in the Caucasus is unfortunately anything but “back to normal.” The relative stability imposed in Chechnya has been accompanied by a deathly silence based on fear of a police state and the fatigue of a population traumatized by war.The violence has just moved elsewhere and neighbouring republics such as Ingushetia, Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria have been corroded for the past decade by a latent, undeclared civil war in which an Islamist insurrection and human rights violations by the security forces feed on each other to the detriment of the civilian population caught in the crossfire. Enforced disappearances, bombings, extrajudicial executions and every kind of trafficking are all highly sensitive subjects for news providers. The list of murdered journalists continues to grow. To the well-known Anna Politkovskaya must be added Natalia Estemirova, Abdulmalik Akhmedilov, Khadzhimurad Kamalov and many others, whose killers are almost never caught.Read the Reporters Without Borders report on the state of freedom of information in the Russian Caucasus Persistent impunity More than a year after Khadzhimurad Kamalov, the influential founder of the independent weekly Chernovik, was murdered in Dagestan, the investigation has produced no results. Why is that? Why has the instigator of Anna Politkovskaya’s murder never been identified? Why have the violent attacks on Oleg Kashin and Mikhail Beketov never been solved, despite firm assurances by senior officials? This state of affairs just perpetuates the violence. At least two journalists were killed and 33 were physically attacked in connection with their work in 2012.On the same subject, read this September 2012 op-ed by Christophe Deloire on Huffington Post: “Prison bars cannot hold back the wind of freedom”. 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