This week we’ve added a few more sources to the Dipity timeline. Headlines from the Index on Censorship, Global Voices Online and Global Voices Advocacy and the International Journalists’ Network will now be included, along with those from the original organisations – Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists, the Frontline Blog, and ourselves.
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Recent press freedom updates:
- Today, RSF publicised SOS Presse, a phone hotline for journalists – (33) 1 4777-7414. “It’s open every day round the clock and, with the help of American Express, a Reporters Without Borders official can be quickly reached.” It also has a page with press freedom violations updated in real-time.
- On Saturday, trials of journalists in Iran will begin, on charges of sending pictures to ‘enemy media’. Iran currently has the highest count of journalists in prison (42).
- Following the murder of Juan Daniel Martínez Gil, The International Press Institute is calling for action from the Mexican authorities to ‘stem the systematic killing’ of reporters in the country.