Press freedom

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Nobel winner: ‘We journalists are the defence line between dictatorship and war’
Next week, Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov receive their Nobel peace prizes. In a rare interview, Muratov says he fears the world is sliding towards fascism

Carole Cadwalladr

04, Dec, 2021 @6:05 PM

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UK officials still blocking Peter Wright’s ‘embarrassing’ Spycatcher files
A documentary-maker has accused the Cabinet Office of defying the 30-year rule in withholding details of the MI5 exposé

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

27, Nov, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Outrage after two journalists detained at Indigenous protest in Canada
Press organizations condemn arrest of Amber Bracken and Michael Toledano at pipeline protest in British Columbia

Leyland Cecco in Ottawa

22, Nov, 2021 @4:23 PM

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China making example of jailed Wuhan Covid journalist, says lawyer
Zhang Zhan’s former lawyer says authorities are sending message, as calls grow for release on medical grounds

Helen Davidson in Taipei

18, Nov, 2021 @8:59 AM

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Hong Kong denies visa to Economist journalist in latest media blow
Sue-lin Wong becomes latest foreign journalist to be forced out of the city as concerns about press access and freedoms grow

Guardian staff with agencies

13, Nov, 2021 @7:16 AM

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Myanmar junta jails US journalist Danny Fenster for 11 years
Frontier editor was accused of working for banned outlet Myanmar Now, from which he had resigned in July 2020, say colleagues

Maung Moe and Rebecca Ratcliffe, South-east Asia correspondent

12, Nov, 2021 @2:14 PM

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Jailed Wuhan journalist Zhang Zhan nominated for RSF press freedom award
Chinese citizen journalist recognised for her reporting in early weeks of pandemic in face of threats

Helen Davidson in Taipei

08, Nov, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Italian prosecutor’s claims against Guardian reporter flagged by human rights watchdog
Calogero Ferrara’s libel suits against Lorenzo Tondo marked as potential intimidation on Council of Europe ‘safety platform’

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

05, Nov, 2021 @1:49 PM

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Russia expels Dutch journalist Tom Vennink
‘Surprise’ expulsion of de Volkskrant reporter follows that of the BBC’s Sarah Rainsford in August

Andrew Roth in Moscow

04, Nov, 2021 @11:11 AM

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UK government ‘waging secret war against transparency’
Cabinet Office denies it is blocking freedom of information requests despite ‘downward’ trend

Rob Evans

24, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Journalist gets police apology for arrest over Kent barracks photos
Force admits detention of Andy Aitchison after he covered protest at Napier barracks was unlawful

Jamie Grierson

22, Oct, 2021 @4:04 PM

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UK journalist wins £80k damages after being hired ‘to smear’ UAE and Egypt critics
Exclusive: Jane Cahane duped into joining website which turned out to be propaganda vehicle, high court hears

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @9:51 AM

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