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Images taken by the media of the Capitol storming could help law enforcement identify participants. Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

Why the news media may not want to share Capitol riot images with the police

Journalists say that if they are forced to turn over to law enforcement any news information they have gathered, it will erode the trust of sources and the public – and place them in danger.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in May 2017, greeting supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Frank Augstein/AP

Julian Assange’s extradition victory offers cold comfort for press freedom

In her ruling, the judge rejected claims that Assange's case was an assault on press freedom, which must concern anyone who believes in the oversight role that journalists play in a democracy.
Author Andrew Sullivan has gone from blogging to writing for mainstream publications to blogging again, this time on Substack. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images

Substack isn’t a new model for journalism – it’s a very old one

High-profile media figures are defecting to Substack, where readers will have to pay a subscription to read their work. Could Substack remind news consumers that paying for journalism is worth it?
Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by three unidentified people outside her house in Bangalore in September 2017. EPA-EFE/ Raminder Pal Singh

Online attacks on female journalists are increasingly spilling into the ‘real world’ – new research

An international survey of women media workers has found that in many cases, physical attacks appear to have followed online threats.
A protester wears a mask of the late Marsinah at a rally demanding justice for the female labour activist who was killed during the rule of Indonesia’s New Order government. ANTARA FOTO/Hendra Nurdiyansyah/aww/16.

How Indonesian female journalists take part in gender activism: the line between journalism and advocacy

Our two-year study explores how female writers and journalists use online platforms to engage in gender activism, and how they navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with digital media.
Kenyan journalists, some covering their mouths with tape, hold signs during a march to demand for press freedom in Nairobi in 2013. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

How COVID-19 has worsened attacks against journalists in Kenya

More needs to be done to ensure that journalists can do their important work without fear or favour.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeast Asian governments not only have to deal with the virus but also with the false information surrounding it.

Three fact-checking challenges in Southeast Asia

With a limited number of fact-checkers in Southeast Asia, fact-checking content becomes a challenging task to complete.
Percy Qoboza, editor of The World, second from left, being arrested by apartheid police following the banning of the newspaper in 1977. Arena Holdings Archives

New threats to media freedom come from unexpected directions

Journalists need to hold firmly to the ethical standards that assure audiences their work is reliable and credible.

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