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Call for media workers to get Covid vaccine

Most of the coronavirus deaths were in Peru, Brazil, India, Mexico, Ecuador, Bangladesh, Italy and the United States

America’s lessons for African dictators

COMMENT: Trump’s attacks on democracy grab the headlines, but the real story is one of democratic resilience

‘It is extreme’: Uganda tightens screws as vote looms

Tear gas, midnight arrests, threats and intimidation — the tactics employed every election cycle in Uganda are familiar to all who dare challenge President Yoweri Museveni's 35-year grip on power

On the campaign trail with Bobi Wine

Dodging tear gas and bullets with Uganda’s opposition leader

Journalists have to be seekers of truth, not activists

Many feel the urge to offer direction in a world that seems to be spiralling out of control faster every day

EFF on a collision course with dissident black women

The party’s response to journalists and those who speak against them reveal a consistent pattern of misogyny

Australian journalists flee China fearing arrest

Their dramatic overnight exit came following days of secret wrangling that had seen both men holed up in Australia's diplomatic missions to escape the clutches of China's feared security police

Mozambican authorities must stop the attack on media freedom

When journalists stop telling the truth about what’s going on in their country, when they stop exposing wrongdoing and corruption allegations, everyone suffers

In Softie, politics takes a personal toll on Boniface Mwangi – and his family

Softie is an intimate portrait of how political activism complicates family life

‘Killing the chicken to scare the monkey’: what Jimmy Lai’s arrest means for Hong Kong’s independent media

Although self-censorship has long been a concern, Hong Kong has traditionally enjoyed a vibrant free press

Hope is locked away in Zimbabwe

Hopewell Chin’ono backed President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he succeeded Robert Mugabe. Now he’s in jail

After a 55-year struggle, a major victory for press freedom in Sierra Leone

A law used to harass and intimidate journalists has been repealed

On Hodan Nalayeh’s brave legacy, and what it means to be Somali

Hodan Nalayeh was a Somali journalist famous for telling uplifting, positive stories about her country. She was killed in a terrorist attack in Kismayo in July 2019. A year later, the writer Ifrah Udgoon remembers how Nalayeh’s life and work shaped her own

Book extract: Media critique is not a crime

Journalists need to value criticism of their work to the same degree they value press freedom, argues Julie Reid in this extract from ‘Tell Our Story: Multiplying Voices in the News Media’

Journalists believe news and opinion are separate, but readers can’t tell the difference

With many readers coming to news sites from social media links, they may not pay attention to the subtle clues that mark a story published by the opinion staff

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