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Trump accuses the U.S. “mainstream media” of spreading fake news about his administration. But that hasn’t stopped White House reporters from doing their job. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Missing Saudi journalist a reminder that reporters worldwide face much worse than Trump’s tweets

Trump may rhetorically attack the media, but the US still ranks 45th of 180 countries in terms of press freedom. North Korea ranks last. And Mexico is the world's most dangerous place for reporters.
Cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa was fired from a leading Kenyan daily newspaper for his political views. Andi Weiland/Flickr

How artistic expression is being stifled in East Africa

New forms of artistic expression are driving debates in East Africa that challenge sensitive subjects. But the backlash has been vicious.
Demonstrators protest against the decision by the South African Broadcasting Corporation to stop airing violent protest scenes. Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Why media freedom remains fragile in South Africa

As South Africa marks Media Freedom Day, it's clear that its battle isn't over. Attacks on journalists continue --through physical intimidation and there's also the threat of new laws.

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