Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries with illiberal political regimes.
While Scott Morrison and other Liberals have been very concerned about protecting religious freedom, this week's raids have brought unwelcome questions about media freedom.
This is the age we live in, and it is crucial that fact-checkers be in place to help media consumers guard against falsehoods.
The biggest threats are the concentration of media ownership and attempts to legislate the online media environment.
Jeremy Hunt says he will making press freedom a priority. Good for him There are a few things he can do immediately.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
Political and editorial cartoons are a key indicator of the democratic health of a country - but they can also be regressive.
The ABC chairman's resignation provides some resolution to the crisis, but a discussion is sorely needed about other threats to the broadcaster's independence.
From press freedom to ethnic cleansing, Myanmar seems to be slipping backwards faster than ever.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's grip on power remains strong but pockets of dissent are emerging from digital platforms.
The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
The Turkish election highlights the growing strength of Turkish opposition despite the defeat and approves of a president who could be weaker than he would like to appear.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.
South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what a public broadcaster is. But one thing it is not is a government or state broadcaster.
It's increasingly difficult for investigative journalists to hold governments to account – partly due to anti-terror and security laws making it harder for whistleblowers to act.
Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarianism has progressed from death squads and martial law to cracking down on press freedom.
Forty years after the apartheid regime clamped down on the free press, South Africa's media continues to face threats, albeit in more subtle forms than in the past.
Zambia has gone from a country where people engaged freely in open political debate to one where most people now look over their shoulders to see who’s listening.
When the network launched in 1996, it radically changed the media landscape of the Arab world. Two decades later, some regimes are still seething.