About: Reporters Without Borders

Jan Kuciak murder: How free is the European press?

The murder of the Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova in February provoked a wave of anger, resulting in Prime Minister Robert Fico’s resignation. However, half a year later, the state of press freedom in the country is still in limbo.
#Media4EU 04-04-2018

RSF tackles fake news with media certification

The NGO Reporters Without Borders wants to create a reliable media certification to limit the spread of fake news. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Global Europe 05-05-2017

Trans-Europe Express: An EU view on World Press Freedom

In honour of World Press Freedom Day (2 May), Trans-Europe Express asked journalists from the EURACTIV Network to comment on Reporters Without Borders’ 2017 Press Freedom Index.
Freedom of thought 03-05-2017

A free and independent press is a necessity, not a luxury

In these uncertain times, World Press Freedom Day is a chance for the EU to guarantee publishers and journalists the freedom they need to carry out their jobs, writes Christian Van Thillo.
Freedom of thought 27-04-2017

Exiled Turkish journalist urges EU to confront Erdogan

The exiled former editor-in-chief of Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet urged EU leaders on Wednesday (26 April) to stand up for their principles and confront President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Freedom of thought 23-02-2017

Situation of Polish journalists is ‘untenable’

The NGO Reporters Without Borders (RWB) has called on the European Commission to defend press freedom in Poland, after the country fell 29 places in the RWB’s global ranking. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
Press Freedom
Digital 13-12-2016

Study: Turkey leads rise in journalist detentions

The number of journalists detained worldwide rose in 2016, an increase related to Turkey where more than 100 journalists and media contributors are in jail, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said yesterday (12 December).
Enlargement 10-11-2016

Turkish journalist: Europe knows ‘what kind of man’ Erdogan is now

Turkish journalist Can Dündar has criticised Europe for prolonging its dependence on his homeland when it comes to managing the refugee crisis. He also lamented the continent’s relegation of human rights on its list of priorities. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Development Policy 13-09-2016

Ethiopia blames ‘outside forces’ for protest death toll

The Ethiopian government has hit back after the international outcry over the rising death toll from protests in the country, blaming “outside forces” for fomenting the trouble.
Enlargement 01-07-2016

Turkish court frees 2 press freedom campaigners, third still in jail

Turkey released two prominent press-freedom activists from prison on Thursday (30 June) following international condemnation of their detention, but their prosecution on terrorism-related charges will proceed, a lawyer said.
Enlargement 21-06-2016

Turkish press campaigner arrests prompt EU criticism

Turkish authorities on Monday (20 June) arrested three prominent campaigners for press freedom, including the local representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on charges of spreading terrorist propaganda, human rights groups said.
Global Europe 02-12-2015

Censorship watchdog slams Thailand over New York Times ‘missing’ front page

Press-freedom watchdog Index on Censorship has slammed what it calls the “hugely chilling effect” of the Thai military junta, after the International New York Times yesterday (1 December) was forced to print a virtually blank front page in the country.
Global Europe 11-06-2015

Pro-democracy gathering gives platform to speech that is repressed in Iran

Propaganda, media repression and intimidation are the norm in Iran, but thousands of exiles will speak up for their people’s rights this weekend, writes Tunne Kelam. 
23-10-2003

Media watchdog issues press freedom ranking

In its second annual world press freedom report, the international press protection organisation Reporters Without Borders gave generally high marks to EU countries with the exception of Italy and Spain.