An international survey of women media workers has found that in many cases, physical attacks appear to have followed online threats.
The freedom of the press is important, and of course it must be protected. But the freedom of everybody else and of ordinary citizens is also important.
Attack the press, and you attack the very system that has made places like the US and Australia among the safest and most prosperous in the world.
If policymakers care about a vibrant news media, they need to ensure the freedom, funding, and future of independent professional journalism.
Jeremy Hunt says he will making press freedom a priority. Good for him There are a few things he can do immediately.
The death of the Saudi columnist shows the hazards faced by journalists – especially if the US doesn’t like what they do.