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Thursday, 22 July 2010

The proposed “wiretap bill” that the Italian Chamber of Deputies is to review starting on July 29 should be forcefully refused by the House.

Friday, 16 July 2010
The OPC is puzzled by a report from the Media Foundation for West Africa that a decree issued by the minister of Communications will require foreign journalists and documentary film makers to get clearance from the ministry, to pay substantial fees before entering Niger, and to deposit original...
Wednesday, 14 July 2010

As a symbol of Mexico's concern for the threats to reporters and editors, we propose a national day of mourning in recognition of the quiet heroism of those who have not been intimidated into silence, and in memorial to those who have been slain.

Friday, 09 July 2010

The OPC deplores the Fijian government's latest attempt to silence independent reporting by requiring that all Fiji media be 90% locally owned.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010
The OPC calls attention to the deplorable record of the Philippines in protecting independent journalists from attacks in retaliation for their work of informing public opinion.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
The OPC joins other organizations in expressing dismay at the extraordinary number of actions taken by the government and the courts in Turkey against journalists.
United States
Monday, 24 May 2010
The press freedom committee of the OPC has viewed the video clip of a Coast Guard officer earlier this week shooing CBS reporters away from the site of the Gulf Coast oil spill with the explanation, “this is BP’s rules, it’s not ours.” We are amazed.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The OPC is concerned with freedom of expression and human rights in Egypt in protesting recent modifications of the emergency law that, while lifting the enforcement of certain measures, nevertheless retains a host of potential abuses of authority -- including censorship of newspaper and other...

United States
Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The Freedom of the Press Committee of the OPC applauds the Daniel Pearl Act on Freedom of the Media which President Obama signed yesterday, authorizing the Department of State to compile a public list of all nations and states violating that freedom.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010
We wrote to the Honduran government only last month about the catastrophic situation of journalists in Honduras. We write again because, if anything, their situation – and the situation of human rights in general in Honduras – is growing worse.