New laws aiming to crack down on foreign interference in Australian politics suggest the concept of 'national security' is continually expanding.
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.
As South Africa marks Media Freedom Day, it's clear that its battle isn't over. Attacks on journalists continue --through physical intimidation and there's also the threat of new laws.
Kenya's press has admitted to self-censorship after the August 8th poll to avoid a repeat of 2008's post-election violence. But by refusing to inform the public has the media lost credibility?
A newspaper's job is to publish information. But fingers should be pointed at whoever leaked it.
Handing over censorship to authors and writers themselves may actually make it harsher.
On World Press Freedom Day, we must deal with the threat data collection and surveillance poses to journalism.
The growth of new, vibrant, independent media sites and projects in South Africa have challenged conceptions of what a newsroom is. On limited budgets, some even fare better than mainstream media.
Namibia contributes a positive image to Africa in governance and other indicators. But the reality for most of the country’s 2.3 million people isn't quite as rosy.
The growing incidence of racism on social media in South Africa suggests that there are consequences. Whether there ought to be criminal sanctions remains an ongoing debate.
The US president's attack on confidential sources is one of many legal and technological threats to public interest journalism, as a new report shows
The beleaguered new president is driving a wedge between his citizens and the media. Nixon would have been proud.
Fleet Street is up in arms against a law they say will kill investigative journalism. That simply isn't true.
EU law needs to recognise that privacy and free expression are matters of colliding rights which can’t be wished away.
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.
The ousting of BBC chair, Rona Fairhead, is a worrying sign of a government power grab over the public broadcaster.
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.
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.
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.