George Pell emerges from court during his committal hearing on historical sexual offences.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.
Journalists quiz former South African president Jacob Zuma. Relentless pressure led to his resignation.
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.
The ABC’s independence is a global concern.
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what a public broadcaster is. But one thing it is not is a government or state broadcaster.
Would the ABC’s publication of confidential cabinet documents would be in breach of a proposed government bill?
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.
Standing up against Duterte’s media crackdown.
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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 become increasingly ruled by fear under President Edgar Lungu.
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.
The Al Jazeera Media Network headquarters in Doha, Qatar.
When the network launched in 1996, it radically changed the media landscape of the Arab world. Two decades later, some regimes are still seething.
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The beleaguered new president is driving a wedge between his citizens and the media. Nixon would have been proud.
Australians need more innovative media owned in Australia, not from the US.
Although few pay for news in Australia, The New York Times' is pushing into the country's fracturing newspaper market.
Protesters decry the decision by the South African Broadcasting Corporation not to air scenes of violent protest.
There were high hopes that the SABC would become a true public broadcaster after the end of apartheid when it was used ruthlessly as a propaganda machine. But those hopes have since been dashed.
Xi Jinping is no fan of an unregulated internet.
China is used to media being kept on a tight leash, but the party's latest swoop has an ominous new zeal about it.
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.
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?
After releasing five Papuan political prisoners in May, President Joko Widodo declared Papua open to foreign media. But challenges to media freedom in Papua remain.
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Although Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared Papua open for foreign media in May this year, government obstacles to access the restive region linger.
We are in danger of losing sight of what freedom is.
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.
A soldier votes in last year’s election restoring civilian rule in Fiji, where the media are still struggling to achieve freedom of the press.
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Almost eight months after the much-heralded election to usher Fiji back into democracy mode, the country will mark World Press Freedom Day facing serious questions about its claims to have a free and fair media.
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?