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.
The biggest threats are the concentration of media ownership and attempts to legislate the online media environment.
Jeremy Hunt says he will making press freedom a priority. Good for him There are a few things he can do immediately.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
Political and editorial cartoons are a key indicator of the democratic health of a country - but they can also be regressive.
The ABC chairman's resignation provides some resolution to the crisis, but a discussion is sorely needed about other threats to the broadcaster's independence.
From press freedom to ethnic cleansing, Myanmar seems to be slipping backwards faster than ever.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's grip on power remains strong but pockets of dissent are emerging from digital platforms.
The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
The Turkish election highlights the growing strength of Turkish opposition despite the defeat and approves of a president who could be weaker than he would like to appear.