In this Feb. 26, 2021, photo, Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi raises his hands as he is escorted by police upon arrival at…
Yuki Kitazumi was detained in Yangon following a crackdown on media amid ongoing protests against the military overthrow of an elected government
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Tue, 04/20/2021 - 11:15 PM
The RSF (Reporters Without Borders) 2021 map of press freedom in Paris, France, April 20, 2021.
The biggest decline came in Malaysia, where controversial fake news law and other restrictive regulations, coupled with arrests, prosecutions and raids, led to 18-point decline
Jessica Blatt
Tue, 04/20/2021 - 04:53 PM
A picture shows the headquarters of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) which organises the hugely popular Eurovision Song…
The pandemic has boosted audiences for Europe's public service media, but the continent's public broadcasters are facing populist governments weakening their editorial independence and center-right governments considering defunding
Jamie Dettmer
Tue, 04/20/2021 - 02:53 PM
An Indian paramilitary soldier wearing protective gear frisks journalists during a press preview to show the preparedness of…
Reporters Without Borders' 2021 Press Freedom Index says journalism blocked in nearly three-quarters of countries surveyed
Lisa Bryant
Tue, 04/20/2021 - 06:41 AM
Army, Media Face Off on Soccer Field in Bid to Improve Relations
Robert Sempala, the national coordinator of the Human Rights Network for Journalists, says Friday’s matches were a good starting point for better relations  
Halima Athumani
Mon, 04/19/2021 - 02:14 PM
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The law, which applies to non-governmental political organizations and media receiving foreign funding, has been widely criticized as aiming to discredit critical reporting and dissent
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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 12:09 PM
An Indian police officer aims his pellet gun towards demonstrators during a protest after Friday prayers in Srinagar March 5,…
Police in India-controlled Kashmir cite safety and national security concerns as they tell journalists to stop live coverage of clashes with militants
Bilal Hussain
Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:20 AM
Stevan Dojcinovic, editor-in-chief of KRIK, is interviewed in Washington. (Credit: VOA Serbian)
In Q&A, head of investigative Serbian outlet KRIK says President Vucic needs to do more to end smear campaigns, harassment and spread of false news
Milan Nesic
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 08:16 PM
A man wearing a T-shirt with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the Basmanny district court during a hearing…
Russia’s universities the latest political battleground   
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 02:19 PM
Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan (C) waves to his daughter Senem Altan (R) as he is detained on November 12, 2019, at Kadikoy…
The 71-year-old Altan has been in prison in western Istanbul since September 2016, on charges related to an attempted coup in July 2016
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:01 AM
DOXA magazine editors from left, Armen Aramyan, Natalya Tyshkevich and Alla Gutnikova wait for a court session as a police…
Charges come amid heightened pressure on independent news media
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 10:57 PM
'We Need a Voice at Peace Talks,' Afghanistan’s Female Journalists Say
Female journalists in Afghanistan are calling on Kabul to include their representative at peace talks to ensure media and women’s rights are protected
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:09 AM
Myanmar Army Cracks Down on Journalists
Five major media groups have been banned and the internet has been shut down, but Burmese journalists are not giving up
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Tue, 04/13/2021 - 01:35 PM
Journalist Belle Donati is seen on a TV set of the new headquarters of the multilingual news television channel Euronews in Lyon's Confluence district, southeastern France.
Officials stop European news network from broadcasting inside country amid campaign to muzzle independent media and journalists
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Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:36 AM
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman raises concerns over new head of Office of Cuba Broadcasting, asking how plans to promote press freedom
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 08:26 AM
Turkey Breaking the Silence
How Turkey smothered a free press — and made arresting its journalists a weapon

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