The NGO Reporter Without Borders (RSF) announced this Sunday, World Press Freedom Day, which reminded more than 300 journalists imprisoned worldwide under the motto “Journalism in Detention” regarding the current measures of corona virus detention .
“In many countries, you can end up in prison for telling the truth, contradicting power, exposing corruption, or simply expressing yourself individually,” the organization regrets.
RSF particularly remembers informers such as blogger Raif Badawi, who has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for “insulting Islam” for more than seven years, or Iranian journalists and activists, human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who has been in prison since May 2015 . Journalists such as the Yemeni Yemeni journalists Abdul Khaleq Amran, Akram Al Walidi, Hareth Hamed and Tawfiq Al Mansouri, who were “arbitrarily” condemned by the Houthi uprising, can be executed at any time.
“On May 3rd, World Press Freedom Day, we once again ask for the freedom of all professional or civic informants, bloggers and media workers who are behind bars to practice journalism and contribute to the free flow of information.” you specified.