Academic freedom is under assault around the world. Academics and students are being killed, injured, detained and disappeared in a pattern of disturbing increases in state repression.
More needs to be done to ensure that journalists can do their important work without fear or favour.
The need for safety of the media and the fact that they reserve the right to convey stories about any subject is uncontested.
Recommendations from a final report offer a few advances in striking the balance between national security and press freedom, but do not go nearly far enough.
Local journalists are afraid that the new law will be used to prosecute anyone who steps out of line.
Over the years, much of Hong Kong’s media has been bought up by China-owned or -affiliated entities. Now, the few remaining independent journalists face a new threat: the city's national security law.
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.
After Muhyiddin Yassin's new government came to power in March, tolerance for criticism and dissent has been in short supply.
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.
ABS-CBN, the Philippines main broadcaster, was ordered off air on May 5, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
While Pacific communities need robust public health reporting, local media face harassment and arrest while covering the crisis.
The BBC's audiences have grown as it provides high quality news an information about the pandemic. But is it doing enough to hold the government to account?
New laws in Albania show one approach to dealing with disinformation – and highlight some pitfalls of selective regulation.
In dismissing the case, Justice Wendy Abraham drew attention to a huge gap in the protection of journalists’ sources under 'shield laws', which don't apply to most search warrants.
In this third "vision statement", the Labor leader has condemned online platforms for being unwilling to filter out false information.
Our national security laws are uniquely broad and complex – and media freedom too often becomes entangled in them. It's time to enshrine this freedom as a central part of our democracy.
Black consciousness in South Africa changed blacks and whites.
As the battle over press freedom continues, the Attorney-General has ordered that any prosecution of a journalist for offences related to national security must have his approval.
Michelle Grattan reviews another busy week in federal politics, and take a look at the prime minister's major speech on Monday on the public service.
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.