The Hunting Party: EU and the Nobel Peace Prize

Yes, indeed, it is a little-acknowledged feat of miraculous life-saving power that Europe has not gone to war with itself — other than that whole Yugoslavia thing — since World War II. It’s as clear a demonstration as anything that people can choose to....

What drives anti-Americanism in Libya?

Al-Nass (The People) and other television channels of ‘Satellite Salafism’ broadcast news of a year-old mediocre film trailer about the life of the Prophet Mohammad, made by an Israeli-Californian and championed by.....

Making a stand: WikiLeaks and Free Speech

We have spent our careers as filmmakers making the case that the news media in the United States often fail to inform Americans about the uglier actions of our own government. We therefore have been deeply grateful for the....

Africa & the War on Terror: Militarizing the continent

The lead story of the Washington Post on 14 June described a network of clandestine US military bases located across Africa, designed to carry out airborne surveillance of irregular armed groups in a wide swathe of lightly patrolled parts of the continent.

Rohingya Muslims: A litmus test for Suu Kyi's Myanmar

London-based Burma Campaign UK has slammed pro-democracy activists in Myanmar for failing the Rohingya, "the world's most persecuted minority" according to the UN, by not speaking out on their behalf.

Profit and security at the London Olympics

G4S - the Anglo-Danish conglomerate - has put the security of the London Olympics at risk. Or so it would seem according to recent headlines. The largest private security company in the world, G4S employs over 650,000 people....

CIA said to aid in steering arms to Syrian opposition

A small number of CIA officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.

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Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

  • JDS is the Sri Lankan partner organization of international media rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The launching of this website was made possible by the EU’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), of which Reporters Without Borders is a beneficiary.