马耳他女记者汽车爆炸丧生 纽约时报:针对记者的人身安全威胁成新常态

10月16日下午,马耳他女记者Daphne Caruana Galizia遭遇汽车炸弹袭击身亡,引起国际新闻界的震动,以及对记者处境及新闻自由现状的讨论与关注。

Galizia是马耳他有名的调查记者,长期关注并报道揭露马国官员的腐败行为,包括指控马国时任总理约瑟夫·穆斯卡特与其妻子开设离岸公司。不久前,Galizia还入选了美国政治新闻网站Politico的“2017年影响欧洲的28人”

《纽约时报》17日社论列举从中东到东南亚的多国案例指出,对于全球记者而言,如关押、暗杀、判罪等针对记者的攻击与人身安全威胁正成为一种新常态(new normal)。“无国界记者”组织统计,2017年迄今为止,全世界共有42名职业记者、四名公民记者、八名协助报道的人被杀害。此外,还有367名新闻相关从业人员被监禁。

Source: 纽约时报,卫报

Posted on: October 23, 2017

Press crackdown—and pushback—in Hungary

Hungarian press freedoms have been under pressure for a while as the right-of-center government has come under fire for ham-fisted meddling at the main public television station and other moves. But what had been a tense standoff burst into open confrontation last week after the government imposed what critics say is punitive and politically targeted tax on media advertising, while the top editor of a leading independent website was ousted.

Source: Columbia Journalism Review

Posted on: June 10, 2014

IPI Presses for Changes to British Virgin Islands Bill

The ICIJ Offshore Leaks project and investigations into tax havens have hit the British Virgin Islands hard. Officials there are pushing a draconian new law with severe penalties for anyone leaking information or publishing leaked information about BVI offshore companies. The International Press Institute (IPI) is pressing for changes to this bill, which it says could hamper the ability of journalists to do their job.

Source: International Press Institute

Posted on: March 28, 2014

Crimea: Independent Media, Journalists Obstructed

Authorities in the autonomous republic of Crimea in southern Ukraine should ensure that media outlets and independent journalists are allowed to report on the political crisis in the region without being censored or harassed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In the past two days in Crimea, a journalism agency has been raided, a TV broadcaster shut down, and an independent journalist assaulted and her camera seized.

Source: Committee To Protect Journalists

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Speak Justice Campaign: Voices Against Impunity

Since 1992, more than 660 journalists have been murdered for their reporting. In most cases, their killers remain free, generating fear and self-censorship. The Speak Justice Now campaign, powered by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), invite people to get involved as press freedom advocates.

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists

Posted on: May 28, 2013