Diario Clarín of Buenos Aires, the world's second largest Spanish-language newspaper and one of the most influential in Latin America, published an op-ed article by WPFC-FH's Javier Sierra about the state of press freedom in Argentina.
The World Press Freedom Committee's just-published annual survey of insult laws, shows that, while there have been notable advances for freedom of expression, advent of new online media has emboldened restrictive governments to seek even more such special protections for public officials on the pretext that “insults” in cyberspace deserve even more punishment than before.
Nov. 30, 2010 - Victory of Spanish Journalist at European Court Is Final; the Court Ruling Now Available in English
On June 1, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights made history and ended the 15-year judicial harassment suffered by Spanish journalist José Luis Gutiérrez. Now the full decision of the Court is available in English, below.
Standing in a Silent Crowd, Speaking for Those Who Can't
By Brigitta Ohlsson, Swedish Minister for European Affairs
A great politician once said the wave of the future is the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.
December 5, 2008 - Top U.S. First Amendment Lawyer to Address its World Impact On 60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Reston, VA, USA, December 5, 2008 — Floyd Abrams, Esq., considered America’s most distinguished legal defender of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, is to deliver the World Press Freedom Committee’s 20th Annual Andersen-Ottaway Lecture on Global Communications Issues, at the United Nations, on December 9, 2008 -- the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its Article 19, widely viewed as “the world’s First Amendment.”
October 30, 2008 - World Press Freedom Committee Joins International Alliance to Launch Global Network Initiative
Reston, USA, Oct. 30, 2008 — In an effort to protect and advance the human rights of freedom of expression and privacy, a diverse coalition of leading information and communications companies, major human rights organizations —including the World Press Freedom Committee— academics, investors and technology leaders today launched the Global Network Initiative.
July 24, 2008 - “Beijing Olympics 2008: Winning Press Freedom” Publication Now Available On-line or by Mail
The World Press Freedom Committee has just published the companion book to its “Beijing Olympics 2008: Winning Press Freedom” conference held in Paris, April 18-19. The book contains presentations and comments by some of the world’s most renowned experts in the field of human rights in China, especially about press freedom and the lack thereof in that country. Such experts include Jean-Philippe Béja, Research Director of the International Relations Studies Center in Paris; Dr.