Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul makes her way to appear at a special criminal court for an appeals hearing in Riyadh
As prominent Saudi campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul is freed from jail, rights groups call for the release of columnist Nassima al-Sadah and other women’s rights activists
Jessica Blatt
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:09 AM
FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House, as the corporation announced it will cut around 450 jobs from its news division, in London
Move to Taiwan comes amid China’s criticism of BBC’s domestic news coverage
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Wed, 03/31/2021 - 12:46 PM
People hold signs of support at a memorial to remember the victims of the Atlanta area massage parlors shootings during a…
As Atlanta shooting shines light on hate crimes against Asian-Americans, journalists report increase in racist targeting and slurs
Jason Patinkin
Tue, 03/30/2021 - 08:32 PM
Images show Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, top right Sandra Bozic and Aleksandar Martinovic, bottom right, from the SNS party. (KRIK, CRTA, Reuters, RFE/RL)
Media coalition calls on Serbia’s leaders to stand up for independent journalism as pro-government outlets and a member of ruling party attack investigative outlet
Milan Nesic
Tue, 03/30/2021 - 07:23 PM
Bangladesh Called on to Review Digital Security Act
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Media groups warn Digital Security Act is being used unfairly against journalists, including one who died in prison while detained under the law
Sanjana Feroz
Mon, 03/29/2021 - 11:53 AM
People hold placards picturing photographs of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink during a gathering to commemorate the 13th…
Two former police chiefs were sentenced Friday for their role in the killing of prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink
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Fri, 03/26/2021 - 04:47 PM
Friends of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold posters bearing his picture as they attend an event marking the second-year anniversary of his assassination in front of Saudi Arabia Istanbul Consulate, on Oct. 2, 2020.
Absence of sanctions following Khashoggi intelligence report leaves Saudi critics more vulnerable, say analysts
Namo Abdulla
Wed, 03/24/2021 - 05:02 PM
Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, talks to reporters…
Data from five years of Twitter and Facebook posts shows threats and disinformation aimed at eroding trust in award-winning journalist Maria Ressa
Maria Elena Little Endara
Tue, 03/23/2021 - 06:22 PM
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed at a gathering for startup companies at Paris…
Reporters Without Borders says the social media giant is breaking its promise to provide a 'safe' and 'error-free' environment
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Tue, 03/23/2021 - 02:37 PM
FILE - A Venezuelans picks a newspaper in Caracas, May 1, 2019, after a day of violent clashes on the streets of the capital spurred by opposition leader Juan Guaido's call on the military to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro.
Journalists and rights groups warn of potential for more restrictive environment as country’s newly formed National Assembly reviews media laws
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Mon, 03/22/2021 - 04:52 PM
Journalists practice social distancing during a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Jacob Javits Center that will house a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in New York. Gov. Cuomo sounded his most dire warning yet about the coronavirus pandemic, saying the infection rate in New York is accelerating and the state could be as close as two weeks away from a crisis that projects 40,000 people in intensive care. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
One year after the global coronavirus pandemic was declared, journalists and critics are still feeling impact of emergency laws and regulations, rights experts say
Maria Elena Little Endara
Mon, 03/22/2021 - 04:22 PM
Pakistani journalist Ajay Kumar Lalwani is seen in an undated photo from social media.
New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the country’s authorities to conduct an independent investigation and hold perpetrators to account
Ayaz Gul
Sat, 03/20/2021 - 08:15 AM
Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Jansa arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 16, 2020.
Verbal assaults, attempts to discredit media and allegations of bias raised at European Parliament debate on media freedom in Slovenia
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Fri, 03/19/2021 - 04:54 PM
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for the opening of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa
Newpaper says it will battle the matter before court if mediation fails.
Halima Athumani
Fri, 03/19/2021 - 07:21 AM
Capitol police officers in riot gear push back demonstrators who try to break a door of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6,…
As coverage of far-right extremist groups increases, so do threats and assaults on the journalists investigating them  
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Thu, 03/18/2021 - 09:13 AM
Turkey Breaking the Silence
How Turkey smothered a free press — and made arresting its journalists a weapon

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