Press Freedom

Total 11 Posts

How governments are using COVID as an excuse to crack down on the public’s right to know.

5 min read
Under cover of the coronavirus many countries are passing more draconian media laws.

Journalists have become diplomatic pawns in China’s relations with the West, setting a worrying precedent.

4 min read
Covering China has become an increasingly challenging task, but now foreign journalists like Australians Bill Birtles and Mike Smith are being expelled from the country at an alarming rate.

It can’t happen here – And then it did.

4 min read
For almost a century, American popular culture has perpetuated the idea that only journalists working in foreign countries could be in danger.

Coronavirus: BBC News is uniquely placed to serve the nation – How it does so will define its future.

5 min read
The BBC’s audiences have grown as it provides high quality news and information about the coronavirus pandemic. But is it doing enough to hold the government to account?

UK: Banning of journalists from Downing Street press briefing latest worrying move by Boris Johnson’s new government.

3 min read
Last week’s attempt by Downing Street to ban select journalists from a press briefing is the latest of a number of worrying steps taken by Boris Johnson’s new government that restrict press freedom.

Tunisia’s young democracy faces its toughest test.

4 min read
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.

Sarah Sanders, we definitely knew ye.

5 min read
Sarah Sanders may have killed off forever one of the most important traditions the government has had since the Eisenhower presidency, B. Jay Cooper writes.
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