An “act of revenge” on freedom of the press: Kyiv Post is closed

Kiev – The Kyiv Post, the oldest and most internationally known English-language newspaper in Ukraine, has been closed with immediate effect. The newspaper’s editors learned the news when they got to work Monday morning and was told it was their last day in the office. The staff now speak of the closure as an “act […]

Obituary for Doğan Akhanli: Home does not exist for free

DThe German-Turkish writer Doğan Akhanlı became known to the general public after his arrest in the summer of 2017. The Turkish police had requested his arrest via Interpol with a “red notice” – for, of course, terrorism, as every critic of the Erdoğan regime is known to run the risk of when terrorist to be […]

CDU politician obstructs SWR journalist’s live broadcast – domestic politics

The SWR reporter Natalie Akbari only wanted to do her job on Friday evening, to report live from the conference room of the CDU district party conference in Mannheim for the TV program “SWR Aktuell Baden-Württemberg”. But suddenly Thomas Hornung, CDU man and former office manager of Nikolas Löbel, intervenes. He molested the reporter, called […]

“Discipline the press”? These advisors are embarrassing for Altmaier

opinion Founder Advisory Board “Discipline the press”? These advisors are embarrassing for Altmaier Stand: 13.07.2021 | Reading time: 2 minutes “The contempt for freedom of the press has penetrated far into the middle of society,” comments Philipp Vetter Source: Bernd von Jutrczenka / dpa, Claudius Pflug Start-up representatives who are supposed to advise the Minister […]

‘Apple daily’ columnist arrested in Hong Kong

The police of Hong Kong arrested iThe lead columnist for the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Day, a few days after the foray of law enforcement agencies in the drafting and freezing of assets. The 55-year-old, who writes under the pseudonym of Li Ping, is suspected of “colluding with foreign forces to endanger national security”. Li Ping […]

the denunciation of Reporters Without Borders – “Main vaccine against disinformation”, the exercise of journalism is “totally or partially blocked” in more than 130 countries. This is the alarm launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) at a time when the health crisis is making information coverage even more difficult. According to the annual world ranking on freedom of the press, […]