Press Freedom

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10 Most Censored Countries Committee to Protect Journalists In this 2012 report, the Committee to Protect Journalists identifies the ten most censored countries in the world. Eritrea tops the list as the world’s worst censor, followed closely by North Korea,...
2013 Press Freedom Annual Round-Up: 71 Journalists Were Killed in 2013 Reporters Without Borders The annual toll of journalists killed in connection with their work was again very high in 2013, although this year’s number, 71, was a slight fall on last year’s, according to the 2013 round-up of...
A Guide to Mobile Security for Citizen Journalists Mobile Active This how-to guide by MobileActive.org takes the problem of closed societies where traditional media does not exist freely and teaches citizens how to become journalists using secure technologies.
Al Masry Al Youm: Transforming the Egyptian Press Tavaana An exclusive Tavaana case study examining how publisher Hisham Kassem successfully established the independent newspaper Al Masry Al Youm as Egypt's leading source of investigate reporting.
Annual Report 2007 - Iran Reporters Without Borders This report provides documentation of violations of freedom of the press in Iran.
Annual Report 2008 - Iran Reporters Without Borders This report details the Iranian regime’s persecution of journalists throughout 2007.
As Fragile as a Crystal Glass: Press Freedom in Iran Human Rights Watch This report outlines the degree of freedom of the press that exists in Iran as of the year 2000.
Attacks on the Press in 2009: A Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists Attacks on the Press analyzes conditions for the news media in more than 100 countries across the world, charting advancements and documenting new dangers. According to this report, the changing...
Attacks on the Press in 2010: A Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists Attacks on the Press analyzes conditions for the news media in more than 100 countries across the world, charting advancements and documenting new dangers. As Cuba frees jailed reporters and editors...
Attacks on the Press in 2011: A Worldwide Survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists Trade and the Internet are turning us into global citizens, but the news we need to ensure accountability is often stopped at national borders. China is ramping up censorship, Iran is jailing dozens...
Attacks on the Press in 2012: Journalism on the World's Front Lines Committee to Protect Journalists A news crew crossing into Syria walks for three nights, legs aching and lungs burning, edging past army checkpoints to cover a war the government wants to obscure. A Liberian reporter dares to expose...
Attacks on the Press in 2013: Journalism on the World's Front Lines Committee to Protect Journalists Attacks on the Press analyzes conditions for the news media in more than 100 countries across the world, charting advancements and documenting new dangers. Front-line reports and analytical essays by...
Blogs and Bullets: New Media in Contentious Politics USIP This report, authored by a team of scholars from The George Washington University, critically assesses both the “cyberutopian” and “cyberskeptic” perspectives on the impact of new media on political...
By the People: The Rise of Citizen Journalism Center for International Media Assistance This Center for International Media Assistance report offers an analysis of the power of citizen journalism using case studies from the Middle East, Mexico and Belarus.
Distribution of Publications Code of France The text of the Distribution of Publications Code of France which was adopted in 1947. This resource is only available in Persian.
European Charter on Freedom of the Press On May 25th, 2009 48 editors-in-chief and leading journalists from 19 countries adopted and signed the "European Charter on Freedom of the Press" in Hamburg. In ten articles, the charter formulates...
Freedom of the Press 2009: Further Declines in Global Media Independence Freedom House In this annual index, Freedom House ranks 195 countries and territories based on the situation of press freedom. Global declines in press freedom continued in 2008, with negative trends outweighing...
Freedom of the Press 2010: Broad Setbacks to Global Media Freedom Freedom House In this annual index, Freedom House ranks 196 countries and territories based on the situation of press freedom. Global press freedom declined in 2009, with setbacks registered in almost every region...
Freedom of the Press 2011: Signs of Change amid Repression Freedom House In this annual index, Freedom House ranks 196 countries and territories based on the situation of press freedom. The number of people worldwide with access to free and independent media declined to...
Freedom of the Press 2012: Breakthroughs and Pushback in the Middle East Freedom House In this annual index, Freedom House ranks 197 countries and territories based on the situation of press freedom. Improvements to media freedoms in the Middle East and North Africa, namely in Egypt,...
Freedom of the Press 2013: Middle East Volatility amid Global Decline Freedom House In this annual index, Freedom House ranks 197 countries and territories based on the situation of press freedom. In 2012 the dominant trends were setbacks to media freedoms in both authoritarian and...
Freedom of the Press 2014: Media Freedom Hits Decade Low Freedom House In this annual index, Freedom House ranks 197 countries and territories based on the situation of press freedom. Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to the...
If You Build It, They Will Come: SeenReport and Mobile Citizen Journalism in Pakistan Holocaust Memorial Museum SeenReport is a highly customizable citizen journalism service in Pakistan. The service allows users to submit photos, videos, and text accounts of news via SMS, MMS, or e-mail. SeenReport publishes...
In Pursuit of Truth: Undercover Journalism and the Democratic Voice of Burma Tavaana This exclusive Tavaana case study describes the courageous fight of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), undercover journalists who work to expose the truth of Burma’s repressive regime. Their...
Independence of Journalists and their Participation in the Ownership and Management of Media Kazem Motamed Nejad This article discusses the role of seminars and cooperation of journalists in the effective management of media. This resource is only available in Persian.
Introduction to Research Methods - Primary Level Mehdi Jami This manual is designed for students who seek a precise understanding of proper research methods. Interested students will benefit from step-by-step instruction, offered in straightforward and easily...
Iran Human Rights Review: Access to Information The Foreign Policy center The Iran Human Rights Review, edited by Nazenin Ansari and Tahirih Danesh, is a Foreign Policy Centre project that seeks to be an important resource for policy makers and activists by combining...
It’s a Crime: How Insult Laws Stifle Press Freedom Marilyn Greene In this report, the World Press Freedom Committee has compiled uses of insult and defamation laws around the world to inhibit freedom of press. The report provides several examples of journalists and...
Journalism after the Internet Sara Mohseni This article discusses the effects of internet on journalism. This resource is only available in Persian.
Journalist Security Guide: Covering the News in a Dangerous and Changing World Frank Smyth This training guide, developed by the Committee to Protect Journalists, provides security recommendations for local and international journalists of varied levels of experience.  Designed to meet the...
Media and the Role of Management Robert H. Gils This article discusses the role of managers in media. This resource is only available in Persian.
Media Literacy Younes Shokrkhah This article explains different tactics for the effective use of media. This resource is only available in Persian.
Memorandum on Media Regulation in the Islamic Republic of Iran Article 19 The purpose of this memorandum is to examine the legal framework regulating the media in Iran in the context of the international standards. Key issues regarding the legal framework, and how these...
Political Change in the Digital Age: The Fragility and Promise of Online Organizing Berkman Center for Internet and Society We conclude that policymakers and scholars that have been most optimistic about the impact of digital tools have over-emphasized the role of information, specifically access to alternative and...
Press Code of Iran Here you can read the Press Code of Iran including the 1985 amendments. This resource is only available in Persian.
Press Code of Jordan This article details the development of the press law in Jordan. This resource is only available in Persian.
Print and Broadcast Media Freedom: Disparities and Opening Center for International Media Assistance This report describes regulations and restrictions on media around the world and provides a comparative analysis of press freedoms across world regions. 
Reporting for Change: A Handbook for Journalists Covering Elections Muhammad Najeeb This Intermedia handbook, developed for journalists covering elections in Pakistan, looks at the criteria for judging election transparency and provides recommendations for improving election...
Ten Practical Tips for Covering Development Edem Djokotoe Targeted to journalists in developing countries, this International Center for Journalists article provides ten tips for achieving greater public impact when reporting on development stories. First...
Ten Steps to Investigative Reporting Lucinda S Fleeson This training guide, developed by the International Center for Journalists, offers advice to reporters in the face of obstacles specific to emerging democracies and developing countries such as...
The Article 19 Freedom of Expression Handbook Article 19 This Article XIX report describes international and national mechanisms in place to protect freedom of expression worldwide. 
Under Attack: Practicing Journalism in a Dangerous World Bill Ristow This report focuses on the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, beginning with an empirical analysis of causes and hotspots of violence and ending with a section on national and...
World Press Freedom Index 2009 Reporters Without Borders The press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders publishes every year measures the level of freedom of information in different countries. Reporters Without Borders compiles the index every...
World Press Freedom Index 2010 Reporters Without Borders The press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders publishes every year measures the level of freedom of information in different countries. In 2010, the defence of media freedom continued to be...
World Press Freedom Index 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders The press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders publishes every year measures the level of freedom of information in different countries. The 2011-2012 World Press Freedom Index sees many...
World Press Freedom Index 2013 Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders’ annual World Press Freedom Index measures the level of freedom of information in nearly 180 countries. The rankings reflect the degree of freedom that journalists, news...
World Press Freedom Index 2014 Reporters Without Borders The press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders publishes every year measures the level of freedom of information in 180 countries. The 2014 World Press Freedom Index spotlights the negative...
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