The influential military is still in a position to veto reforms, making the repeal of repressive laws difficult.
For democracy to work, the press has to be free.
It's dangerous for the press to take up Julian Assange's cause, two journalism scholars write. Assange is no journalist, they say, and making him out to be one is likely to damage press freedoms.
Cuba will not legalize same-sex marriage, as gay activists hoped. But its new constitution adds greater protections for LGBTQ people and for women, and gives Cubans the right to own private property.
Maria Ressa's case is important because of what it says about the way governments are increasingly using the "rule of law" to silence the legitimate work of journalists.
The arrest of a high-profile journalist in the Philippines has been rightly condemned. But the abuses she has been reporting continue daily.
Jeremy Hunt says he will making press freedom a priority. Good for him There are a few things he can do immediately.
There's been an evolution in Tanzanian laws used against the press
Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.
The death of the Saudi columnist shows the hazards faced by journalists – especially if the US doesn't like what they do.
Americans are overwhelmingly committed to a free press and hostile to government restrictions, a new poll finds. But the country is divided on the meaning of President Trump's attacks on the press.
Mrdak, who interviewed both Milne and Guthrie, said they had no doubt the government was “very concerned at the issues of opinion and accuracy and editorial standards raised” in the several pieces.
Internet taxes could stifle Africa's free and vibrant social media.
According to the report, Milne had said that if Guthrie didn't fire Probyn, she would be jeopardising half a billion dollars in funding for the proposed Jetstream infrastructure project.
The ABC affair – which began with the sacking of Guthrie - spun out of control on Wednesday, following the leaking to Fairfax Media of a highly damaging email, showing Milne's editorial interference.
From press freedom to ethnic cleansing, Myanmar seems to be slipping backwards faster than ever.
Trump despises the media and says it's a threat to the American people. Yet the White House's daily newsletter scours the US to find good press, touting even tiny bits of praise from local newspapers.
Targeting Witness K and his lawyer in the Timor-Leste bugging case shows a government increasingly hostile to the media.
Katharine Murphy ‘On Disruption’
This conversation was hosted by Australian National Univeristy Crawford School of Public Policy and introduced by their Director, Professor Helen Sullivan.
The federal parliamentary press gallery committee - which mostly looks after routine matters affecting its members - has taken a defiant stand to the ban, which has been endorsed by Fairfax.