Media freedom activists protest against the draconian Protection of Information Bill in Cape Town, South Africa.
While some African countries have shown an improvement in press freedom and freedom of expression ratings, others, including South Africa, are seeing worrying trends and a drop in rankings.
Was she pushed? Outgoing chair of the BBC, Rona Fairhead.
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The ousting of BBC chair, Rona Fairhead, is a worrying sign of a government power grab over the public broadcaster.
Ethiopians reading newspapers in the capital Addis Ababa. The country’s media is among the most repressed on the continent.
Press freedom has changed little in the past decade. If the African Union is to commit to the principles of democracy, it needs to do more to uphold freedom of expression and protects its journalists.
Workers arrange copies of the ‘Business Daily’, produced by Kenya’s Nation Media Group, the biggest newspaper publisher in East Africa.
Namibia’s rise in the World Press Freedom rankings is stunning. The media environment in Africa, too, has improved. But media closures and the harassment of journalists are not yet things of the past.
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Celebrities should not be able to get the British legal system to do their dirty work for them.
For journalists in Venezuela, free speech means risking imprisonment or exile.
High-rise buildings amid shacks in Luanda. President Dos Santo has announced plans to retire amid growing unease among Angolans over deepening poverty despite a recent oil boom.
Angola's Dos Santos is buying time. His promise to step down is an attempt to diffuse growing political tensions, as repression continues. He might relinquish his position, but not his power.
Welcome to 'Erdoğanistan', where the government knows how to change a newspaper's tune.
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Whether they charge for FoI searches or not, it's still too hard to access government information.
Placards featuring portraits of murdered journalists were used during a February 11, 2016 demonstration, which took place after reporter Anabel Flores was found dead on a highway in Puebla.
As recently as 10 years ago, Mexico had a press freedom index on par with the United States. How did everything fall apart so quickly?
George Brandis says the government will adopt the proposed changes to anti-terror laws that criminalise disclosure.
Until a public interest exemption is included in Section 35P, the offence will continue to impact press freedom and have a chilling effect on media organisations’ ability to report on ASIO’s activities.
We are in danger of losing sight of what freedom is.
Journalists Thami Mazwai, left, and Jon Qwelane before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s special hearing on the media. They accused the white-owned press of colluding with apartheid.
South Africa seems more divided than ever on the media, as the governing ANC revives plans for a dreaded tribunal many fear would muzzle the press.
Don’t even think about reporting this: police in Turkey.
By arresting foreign reporters in its turbulent south-east, Turkey sent yet another signal that inconvenient journalists are not welcome.
Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy is jailed for three years in Egypt.
The news that two British journalists and their unnamed Iraqi colleague were arrested and charged by the Turkish authorities [though released following publication of this article] for “engaging in terror…
Happier times: Jacob Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi in Tehran, 2013.
The trial of an American journalist in Iran was a craven farce – and a reminder of the brutality with which Tehran still treats journalists.
The image of West Papua have always been framed by outsiders.
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Conflicting policies on Papua reveal that the Indonesian government frame its easternmost region as a problem.
A responsible media is cautious about what leaked information it will publish.
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If confidential sources can still be exposed by the government's new data retention legislation, why risk leaking anything to the media?
Julian Disney is preparing to depart as chairman of the Australian Press Council after five years in the role.
Julian Disney, the outgoing chair of the Australian Press Council, made a singularly powerful argument in his valedictory speech to the National Press Club on Wednesday: that freedom of the press is strengthened…
Some people are pretty hacked off with the lack of press accountability in Britain.
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As criminal trials proceed against more journalists for alleged corrupt payments to public officials, and more evidence emerges about industrial-scale phone hacking at Mirror Group newspapers, The Sun…