[FoME] Reporters Without Borders: Annual Report on Press Freedom

Christoph Dietz christoph.dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Mi Mai 3 10:39:24 CEST 2006

>From Andres Cañizalez <acanizalez at yahoo.com> 03.05.2006

Paris, 2 may 2006

3 May 2006: 16th World Press Freedom Day

Reporters Without Borders has been working daily for more than 20 years
to defend press freedom around the world.  It will mark World Press
Freedom Day on 3 May to remind people that democracy suffers every time
the right to inform the public and to be informed is
undermined in any country.

The Annual Report on press freedom - Under Embargo until 3 May at 00.01
AM (Paris time)

2005 was the deadliest year for a decade for the media, with 63
journalists and five media assistants killed, at least 807 media workers
arrested, more than 1,300 physically attacked or threatened and at least
1,006 media outlets censored.  More than a third of
the world's population lives in countries where press freedom is

The 2006 Annual Report on press freedom (in 105 countries) is available
on 3 May in three languages and can be downloaded from the Reporters
Without Borders website: www.rsf.org 

The press freedom barometer in 2006 (up to 2 May)

So far this year, 16 journalists and 6 media assistants have been
killed and 120 journalists and 56 cyber-dissidents are in prison
worldwide for simply wanting to do their job.

Reporters Without Borders exposes 37 predators of press freedom

The media has enemies, and they all have faces. Reporters Without
Borders has shown them to the world each year since 2001.  They include
presidents, cabinet ministers, kings, "supreme guides," guerrilla
chieftains and bosses of criminal organisations.  Each
has the power to imprison, kidnap, torture and sometimes murder
journalists. Their position usually ensures they are never punished and
never tried for their violations of human rights.

The 37 are presented in Gilles Caron for Press Freedom book of photos
and also from 3 May on our website: www.rsf.org 

Publication of a new book of photographs, "Gilles Caron for Press

After last year's book about the work of French photographer
Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, we now present one devoted to the pictures of
Gilles Caron, a French photographer who disappeared in Cambodia when he
was only 30, leaving a body of work that was rich and
varied and done in the space of only a few years. The book includes
includes his most powerful and representative photos taken between 1965
and 1970. The 152-page book is on sale from 3 May for 8.90 euros and all
the proceeds go to helping the 120 journalists
currently in prison around the world.

Press pack, copyright-free photos and other material can be downloaded
from:  www.rsf.org/espace_presse 
Contact:  Reporters Without Borders press department: (33) 1 4483-84 84
/ presse at rsf.org 

News of all attacks on press freedom around the world day by day:

Benoît Hervieu
Despacho Américas / Americas desk
Reporters sans frontières
5, rue Geoffroy-Marie
75009 Paris - France

tél. : +33 (0) 1 44 83 84 68
fax : +33 (0) 1 45 23 11 51
e-mail : ameriques at rsf.org 
/ americas at rsf.org

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