Press freedom

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Russia won't tell me what crime I committed, says jailed ex-journalist
Ivan Safronov, held for seven months on high treason charges, told to try to ‘recall’ any misdemeanours

Andrew Roth in Moscow

15, Feb, 2021 @2:45 PM

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BBC boss hits back at China over ban on World News service
Director general Tim Davie warns of ‘growing global threat to free media’

Molly Blackall

13, Feb, 2021 @1:49 PM

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Calls grow for release of Yemeni journalist held by UAE-backed forces
Adel al-Hasani said to be in worsening health after being detained in September

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

10, Feb, 2021 @5:34 PM

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'This used to be your favourite show': Polish media stage blackout protest
Concerns over media freedoms intensify in Poland and Hungary, where private radio station lost its licence

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

10, Feb, 2021 @4:21 PM

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If India can charge journalists with ‘sedition’ for doing their jobs, it has no free press | Hartosh Singh Bal
My colleagues reporting on alleged police violence at farmers’ protests have fallen foul of Modi’s government, says Hartosh Singh Bal, political editor at the Caravan magazine

Hartosh Singh Bal

06, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Police drop case against photographer at Kent barracks protest
Press freedom concerns raised over arrest of Andy Aitchison after he documented Napier barracks protest

Mattha Busby

05, Feb, 2021 @8:02 PM

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Indian journalists face criminal charges over police shooting reports
Cases filed against nine journalists over reports that police officer fatally shot protester

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

01, Feb, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Sugar-coated propaganda? Middle East taps into power of influencers
Egypt scheme is part of growing trend to recruit social media personalities to project an idealised vision

Ruth Michaelson and Michael Safi

29, Jan, 2021 @2:42 PM

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'We're the news now': Pro-Trump mob targeted journalists at US Capitol
Pro-Trump rioters wrote ‘Murder the media’ on a Capitol door and attacked a group of reporters and their camera equipment

Julia Carrie Wong

08, Jan, 2021 @12:35 AM

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Julian Assange partner: extradition would be ‘unthinkable travesty’
Stella Moris speaks out on eve of ruling on whether WikiLeaks founder can be sent for trial in US

Haroon Siddique

03, Jan, 2021 @12:19 PM

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Turkey sentences journalist Can Dündar to 27 years in jail
Ex-Cumhuriyet newspaper editor given verdict in absentia on charges described as politically motivated

Bethan McKernan Turkey and Middle East correspondent

23, Dec, 2020 @12:44 PM

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Mexico world's deadliest country for journalists, new report finds
Nine journalists killed in 2020, bringing deaths to 120 since 2000, CPR figures show

Nina Lakhani

22, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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