Tag: press freedom

Two rows of people in silhouette

Iran has jailed 1.7 million in Tehran region, report says

As Iran's revolutionary leaders mark their 40th anniversary, a new report reveals four decades of the regime's lies and its abuses of Iranian citizens.
Ayatollah Khomeini, with raised handvideo

40 years of broken promises in Iran [video]

In 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini promised to improve the lives of Iranian citizens. Instead, Iran’s corrupt regime has delivered 40 years of failure.
Hands waving into sunset (© Jacob_09/Shutterstock)

‘Climate of intimidation’ exists in Chechnya, fact-finding mission concludes

The Russian government has “not lived up to its responsibilities” to address the “grave situation” in Chechnya, a new report says.
Compilation of portrait photos of Uighurs (Courtesy photos)

Uighur families pay price for relatives’ U.S.-based reporting

Radio Free Asia has told the world about China's mass detentions of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Its reporters say their kin are paying a price.
People gathered around newspaper pages on ground (© Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images)

For the press, elections are a test of accountability

A journalist's role in covering elections is to give you unbiased information; doing anything else is failing in their role as a watchdog.
Hand holding up mobile phone to take picture of crowd (© Shutterstock)

Want to be a citizen journalist? You might be one already.

Social media have changed the way the world gets its news and allowed citizen journalists to use Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook and other platforms to report on what's important in their communities.
Graphic showing three dictators (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Some election wins aren’t what they seem

When an election winner takes 95 or 100 percent of the vote, it's less likely he's incredibly popular and more likely that the election was not free and fair.
Police officer checking a man's papers, with soldiers standing nearby (©Thomas Peter/Reuters)

U.S. criticizes China’s repression of Uighurs

The State Department voiced concern about increased Chinese repression of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, including detention of the relatives of U.S.-based Uighur journalists.
Disinformation word cloud (© Shutterstock)video

Russia amps up disinformation following nerve attack [video]

Denials and distractions are coming from Russia following the recent nerve agent attack in England. Watch for yourself in this video from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office.