Journalists and media workers are being deliberately targeted by Russian forces in Ukraine.
There is a growing public wariness about the performance of the media, which are increasingly accused of being partisan.
Gareth Jones reported on Moscow’s genocide against the Ukrainian people in the 1930s. His story holds lessons and an example for those reporting on the latest conflict.
Eight journalists covering a protest on the M25 motorway were recently detained by police.
Australia’s press freedom problems have been acknowledged by both the Morrison and Albanese governments. However, we’re yet to see any actual law reform to support public interest journalism.
The second part of the Leveson Inquiry was cancelled in 2018, but there is still unfinished business.
A cautionary tale for the UK press .
Glasnost was hailed as one of the Soviet leader’s great achievements. But it was a fragile freedom and soon overturned by Vladimir Putin.
The relationship between the state and media soured just months into the Kenyatta regime.
A group of 50 governments is meeting in Estonia to discuss ways to protect journalists. But are their voices being heard?
Journalists and media workers around the world are increasingly being targeted, especially in countries where authoritarian regimes hold power.
Using state resources to sue media for spreading fake news is not the answer, and sets a bad precedent.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two courageous journalists who have faced repression and death by doing their work.
Muratov’s Nobel will be a boon to Russian investigative journalism.
How Maria Ressa grew a Facebook page into the Philippines’ most credible independent news services in the face of government intimidation.
Proposals to toughen the Official Secrets Act are the latest in a long history of efforts designed to prevent government embarrassment.
Public interest disclosures are necessary in a functioning democracy. These reforms would make it harder to hold power to account.
Tighter controls are not the answer; the opportunity should be used to think differently about trust and journalism. It is critical to enable audiences to distinguish reliable, verified information.
Mainland China is tightening the screws on press freedom in Hong Kong.
The government now has a comprehensive blueprint on how to become more open and transparent on all levels, including national security. It’s time to walk the talk — but I’m not holding my breath.