Four months after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, a clearer picture of their rule is emerging. Despite public assurances, the Taliban continue to violate human rights.
Democratic freedoms alone are not adequate safeguards for the media’s anti-corruption work.
By banning non-European companies from operating media companies, the Polish government is taking aim at the largest private broadcaster in the country.
By arresting opponents of proposed land rights legislation, Frank Bainimarama again squashes democratic debate at a time when Fiji urgently needs it.
The case may set a precedent about what is fixated behaviour and an appropriate use of the FPIU.
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.
No matter what tactics are used to muzzle, restrict, limit, or censor information, trustworthy information that serves the public good can still find its way to those who matter most: the citizens.
Under cover of the coronavirus many countries are passing more draconian media laws.
Uganda media houses pay low wages and offer few development opportunities for journalists, which makes reporters more susceptible to bribes.
More needs to be done to ensure that journalists can do their important work without fear or favour.
Journalists need to hold firmly to the ethical standards that assure audiences their work is reliable and credible.
With the demise of Pierre Nkurunziza, all eyes are on Burundi’s new president as he inherits a political framework that has repressed press freedom and silenced independent media voices.
The poor resourcing of media houses in Ghana has contributed to political corruption
The court’s decision reflects serious weaknesses in how warrants are issued and underscores the need for urgent reform.
The High Court handed down a mixed decision on the AFP raid on a News Corp journalist, highlighting just how fragile media freedom in Australia really is.
Michelle Grattan discusses this week in politics with University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher.
Even if the government was willing to bend on media freedom, the mindset within the public service remains fixed on secrecy and the control of information.
Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries with illiberal political regimes.
While Scott Morrison and other Liberals have been very concerned about protecting religious freedom, this week’s raids have brought unwelcome questions about media freedom.
This is the age we live in, and it is crucial that fact-checkers be in place to help media consumers guard against falsehoods.