Press Freedom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22837/all en Eve of Leveson inquiry report sees lawmakers divided on press freedom (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121128/eve-leveson-inquiry-report-lawmakers-divided-press-freedom The press is currently self-regulated through the Press Complaints Commission, but the Leveson report is expected to suggest statutory regulation overseen by an independent body.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121128/eve-leveson-inquiry-report-lawmakers-divided-press-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Freedom United Kingdom Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:52:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani and Barry Neild 5727452 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey has some serious human rights issues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/turkey-has-some-serious-human-rights-issues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A number of right groups have sent an open letter to President Obama asking for a firmer hand dealing with Turkey. We lay out what the problems are. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alex Pearlman </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In an <a href="http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/content/turkey-open-letter-2013">open letter</a> to President Obama today, a number of rights organizations expressed their concern with the continuing human rights situation in Turkey, specifically calling on the administration to take a stronger hand with Prime Minister Erdogan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/turkey-has-some-serious-human-rights-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erdogan European Union human rights Internet open internet Press Freedom Turkey womens rights Rights Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:04:07 +0000 Alex Pearlman 5733335 at http://www.globalpost.com Private newspapers return to Myanmar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130401/private-newspapers-myanmar YANGON — "We've been waiting half a century for this day," said the editor of one of Myanmar's four new dailies.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130401/private-newspapers-myanmar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Freedom Want to Know Myanmar Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Patrick Winn and Jessica Phelan 5798565 at http://www.globalpost.com #FreeAJStaff: Global day of action for imprisoned journalists in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/140227/freeajstaff-global-day-action-imprisoned-journalists- Al Jazeera is calling for a Global Day of Action to demand the immediate release of four of its journalists who have been locked up in Egypt for months.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/140227/freeajstaff-global-day-action-imprisoned-journalists-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Need to Know Press Freedom Conflict Zones Politics Middle East Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:08:53 +0000 News Desk 6082449 at http://www.globalpost.com With journalism under attack, protecting press freedom becomes more urgent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/groundtruth/journalism-under-attack-press-freedom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Editors and news executives gather to discuss how the industry will face a world that is increasingly dangerous for journalists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Charles M. Sennott </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHICAGO &ndash; Journalism is under fire on all fronts.</p> <p>For foreign correspondents covering conflict on the front lines, a certain level of risk has always come with the terrain. And hard-hitting, investigative reporting has never been for the faint of heart, no matter what country you come from.</p> <p>But at a large gathering here last week of editors and executives from American and international news organizations, a broad consensus emerged that these are uniquely dark and perilous days for practitioners of the craft &ndash; not just for correspondents in simmering conflicts with distant datelines, but also for reporters in the US and in foreign countries who are witnessing protections for freedom of the press steadily erode in their own countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/groundtruth/journalism-under-attack-press-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Freedom GroundTruth Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:07:00 +0000 Charles M. Sennott 6265305 at http://www.globalpost.com In Latin America, democracy's still no guarantee of press freedom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/latin-america-democracy-still-no-guarantee-press-freedom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Journalists in Central and South America face harassment, threats and death from both gangs and government. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Otis </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Weeks after the June 2013 kidnapping of Aníbal Barrow, the host of a morning talk show on Globo TV in Honduras, his mangled remains were found in a lagoon. It was rumored that the Mexican-based Zetas drug cartel had fed some of his body parts to crocodiles.</p> <p> The Barrow killing was one of the more grisly cases included in <a href="http://www.cpj.org/reports/2014/09/who-is-killing-central-americas-journalists-impunity-violence-murders-unsolved.php">a special report published Wednesday</a> by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, on the dangers facing reporters in Honduras. The report found that organized crime and corruption have paved the way for an alarming rise in the number of journalist murders. To protect themselves, many Honduran journalists practice self-censorship.</p> <p> “We try to dodge any investigation related to a crime’s mastermind,” Renato Álvarez, the news anchor for TN5 in Tegucigalpa told the committee. “Why? For fear of reprisal. For fear that they will kill us.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/latin-america-democracy-still-no-guarantee-press-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Freedom Rights Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:01:00 +0000 John Otis 6268993 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama urged Egypt's leader to release jailed Al-Jazeera journalists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/140925/obama-egyptian-sisi-jailed-al-jazeera-journalists <p>Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed were convicted in June of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood and spreading false news that portrayed Egypt as being in a &#39;civil war.&#39;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/140925/obama-egyptian-sisi-jailed-al-jazeera-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Need to Know Press Freedom United States Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:45:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6269154 at http://www.globalpost.com