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'Because I work for RT': Graham Phillips deported from Ukraine

Graham Phillips, an RT contributor covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine, has been deported to the UK, following his arrest at Donetsk airport on Tuesday night.

'Because I work for RT': Graham Phillips deported from Ukraine

Israeli forces fire on TV crew in Jerusalem

Israeli forces fired stun grenades at a Palestinian TV crew covering clashes between Israeli troops and young Palestinian men in al-Tur neighborhood in East Jerusalem on Saturday.

UN Security Council calls for thorough investigation of violence against journalists in Ukraine

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a statement for the press, calling for a probe into deaths of journalists in Ukraine. The document was read out on Tuesday by Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Ambassador to the UN, who presides over the Council in June.

'Torn to pieces': Ghastly details emerge of Italian reporter and his Russian interpreter’s killing in E. Ukraine

Witnesses have revealed new details of the killings in Ukraine of an Italian reporter and his Russian interpreter, Andrey Mironov – who was also a veteran human rights activist, a journalist and a Soviet dissident.

‘Kept in dug-out, tied up with sacks on heads': Russian journos on Ukraine detention

Russian journalists are speaking on their detention in Ukraine, saying they were kept in a dug-out cell, with sacks on their heads, hands and legs tied. They were also threatened with firearms.

Russian journalists being banned entry to Ukraine to cover presidential election

A range of Russian news journalists from different outlets, including RT’s Spanish and Arabic news crews, accredited to cover the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine on May 25, were denied to entry to the country without explanation.

British journalist Graham Phillips released

British journalist Graham Phillips working for Russia’s RT television channel, who was recently detained by Ukrainian special services in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, has been released.

‘Nonsense!’ Putin slams Kiev’s stance on detained Russian reporters

Accusations of illegally transporting weapons and “aiding terrorism” against Russian journalists detained in eastern Ukraine are “nonsense and delirium,” President Vladimir told reporters, calling the situation “unacceptable.”

British journalist detained in Mariupol could be taken to Kiev

British journalist Graham Phillips, who worked for the RT television channel, and who was detained by Ukrainian security forces in Mariupol, could be taken to Kiev, RT reported on its website on Wednesday, referring to an informed source.

British stringer for Russia Today detained in south-eastern Ukraine

The journalist said he was fairly treated by Ukrainian law enforcers but he himself as well as his car were searched and his laptop was confiscated

Russian journalists arrested for breaking news of Kiev's use of helicopters carrying UN insignia

Russian LifeNews journalists being held captive by Ukraine's coup-installed government were reportedly arrested after they released footage showing a UN-marked helicopter used by Kiev’s armed forces engaged in an operation against civilians in the east.

Moscow demands OSCE take measures to free journalists detained by Kiev

Moscow has called on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to take measures to free the two Russian journalists captured near the town of Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine.

Russian journalists detained by Kiev forces near Kramatorsk in E. Ukraine

Russian journalists from LifeNews channel were stopped by Kiev’s armed forces on Sunday and contact has been lost with them, the channel said in a statement. Last week, the same crew came under fire from Kiev’s army, as well as RT's video agency crew.

Ukrainian APCs open fire at RT’s video crew near Kramatorsk

Two journalists of the RT’s video agency Ruptly have come under fire near the city of Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine.

Kiev military unit shoots at Russian journalists after fight near Kramatorsk

Ukrainian armed forces have opened fire on journalists from Russia’s LifeNews working near the city of Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, where fighting broke out between self-defense forces and Kiev’s army.

RT journalist shot by Ukraine army arrives in Moscow via medevac jet

An injured Ruptly's (RT's video agency) producer has been flown to Moscow, where he will receive further treatment. After three days of negotiations, Ukraine allowed the medical jet to land in Donetsk. The man was severely wounded while covering a military operation in Mariupol.

Video: RT journalist shot by Ukraine army arrives in Moscow via medevac jet

Radicals put a bounty on UK journalist in Ukraine

Ukrainian radicals have put a bounty out on RT stringer Graham Phillips, who is currently working in the east of the country. Also a camera-man working for RT in Odessa has been informed about being on the radicals' radar.

Obama administration wins Jefferson Muzzle award for restricting free press

The United States Department of Justice and the White House Press Office are this year’s top winners of a dubious award extended to those considered to be “responsible for some of the more egregious or ridiculous affronts to First Amendment principles.”

OSCE slams Ukraine’s repressive censorship of Russian TV channels

The OSCE has criticised Kiev’s “repressive” move to shut down the broadcasting of Russian TV channels after the media watchdog reported over 50% of providers have already fulfilled the order allegedly aimed at “ensuring national security and sovereignty.”

Moscow expects OSCE's impartial assessment of journalists’ rights violations in Ukraine

Moscow expects the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to give a quick and impartial assessment of the violation of journalists’ rights in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

U.S. drops in press freedom ranking, to #46 out of 180 countries measured

Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index measures the state of the free press in countries around the world. The U.S. fell 13 places to No. 46 thanks to the conviction of a WikiLeaks' informant, the effort to track down and punish NSA leaker Edward Snowden and the Justice Department's monitoring of reporters.

Global media watchdogs to investigate press freedom in the UK

Plans by the UK to increase press regulation will come under scrutiny this week as global media watchdogs carry out an inquiry set to focus on the confrontation between the government and The Guardian over the NSA and GCHQ leaks.

Manifesto of First Anti-Jewish Congress (Dresden, Sept 11, 1882)

As a result of this situation, intellectual slavery and moral cowardice vis-à-vis Jewry is one of the most characteristic features of our age. Aspiring young professionals are worried about their future; elderly men who have made a name for themselves are concerned about their past and their posthumous reputation. And in order to secure these things with the help of the Jewish press, they become trainbearers of Jewish power, they turn into traitors to their own nation and race and thus to their own blood relations

Where are the West's free speech defenders in Eutelsat censorship case?

Silence and mystery continue to surround the decision of Paris-based Eutelsat to disconnect all Iranian media from its satellite television services. Eutelsat continues to refuse interview requests from Press TV. The company's only press release stated that European Union sanctions forced the ban, but an EU spokesperson told Press TV that the sanctions contain no such orders.

Where are the West's free speech defenders in Eutelsat censorship case?

Free Speech Vs. Israel

It is quite bizarre that even the Israeli writer group sent a letter on April 11th to the Swedish Academy in charge of selecting laureates for the Nobel Prize in Literature demanding the award of German Nobelist Gunter Grass be revoked. Luckily, the Academy response was, "no can do!" 

Julian Assange's The World Tomorrow: Hassan Nasrallah

WIKIlEAKS founder Julian Assange interviewed Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah last night in the debut of his The World Tomorrow talk show on Russia's state-funded RT cable broadcaster.

Hezbollah urged the Syrian opposition to engage in dialogue with Assad's regime, but they refused. Hezbollah leader Sayyid Nasrallah confirmed this in his first interview in 6 years, the world premiere of Julian Assange's 'The World Tomorrow' on RT.

Julian Assange's The World Tomorrow: Hassan Nasrallah (E1)

LAPD maul and brutally smash an independent photographer face first into the ground

Photojournalist Tyson Zoltan Heder, who was photographing the events of Occupy Los Angeles and the LAPD evicting the protesters, was beaten by the police and had his camera taken, and then he was detained and charged with "assault", and at the time of uploading this video he remains in police custody. Watch the video and see if you can see anyone doing any "assault" to anyone else. I'll give you a hint: Tyson isn't the perpetrator of any assault, he's the one who GETS assaulted.

Photojournalist Tyson Zoltan Heder beaten and detained by LAPD at Occupy Los Angeles

Journalist doesn't take any crap from New York's donut-eatin' finest

A journalist defends his first amendment rights against a series of attempts to intimidate him by NYPD officers.

AMAZING video of a journalist not taking crap from NYPD

Israel steals Press TV equipment

Israel has stolen equipment belonging to Iran's Press TV when Israeli forces attacked a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in international waters.

CNN warns journalists in Libya “Don’t mention al Qaeda or you’ll get killed"

Mahdi Nazemroaya from the Centre for Research on Globalisation tells Russia Today how CNN employees told him not to talk about al-Qaeda being part of the rebels or he would be killed. Thierry Meyssan from the Voltaire Network has reported that these "journalists" are actually CIA and MI6 agents.

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