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.
The beleaguered new president is driving a wedge between his citizens and the media. Nixon would have been proud.
Although few pay for news in Australia, The New York Times' is pushing into the country's fracturing newspaper market.
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.
China is used to media being kept on a tight leash, but the party's latest swoop has an ominous new zeal about it.
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.
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?
Although Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared Papua open for foreign media in May this year, government obstacles to access the restive region linger.