Viktoria Marinova is the third high-profile journalist to be killed in the European Union in the past year, and the fourth since the start of 2017
In the 1980s, the apartheid state imposed successive states of emergency, including censorship of the media
Journalists must pay $2500 per trip to report from Mozambique
Erdem Gul, the Ankara bureau chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet daily, was acquitted by the Istanbul criminal court
Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar’s draconian secrecy law during reporting of a Rohingya massacre must face trial, a judge said Monday
BBC reporter Matthew Goddard told the FCCC that unknown individuals tried to smash his camera equipment after he refused to hand over footage
Rappler is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his brutal drugs war.
The press prison at the ANC conference may have been instated because the party couldn’t afford journalists seeing how heated deliberations had become
Speaking up is well and good, but politicians must also act to halt the assault on media freedom
While some African countries have shown an improvement in freedom of expression ratings, others are seeing worrying trends and a drop in rankings.
Independent journalism is integral to a thriving democracy and we can’t lie down whenever those in power would seek to mute it, argues Glenda Daniels.
Readers write in about Patricia de Lille, and Thami Mkhwanazi.
Kenya’s government is undermining press freedom with journalists threatened "almost weekly", a report by a media rights organisation shows.
Too often journalists use an attack on freedom as a defence to keep their own limitations covered.
According to his supporters, jailed lawyer Thulani Maseko has been put in solitary confinement last week for a total duration of three weeks.
The DA leader’s boycott of the Cape Times is an abuse of her power and should not be tolerated.
Bad reporting in and on the country is poisoning its politics ahead of elections.
A free nation dare not allow the independence of the courts and the media to ever be compromised.
Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were freed after spending more than 400 days in an Egyptian prison, and must appear in court again on February 23.
Imprisonment is now recognised as a disproportionate interference in the exercise of freedom of expression, following the Burkina Faso ruling.
In February 1994 Nelson Mandela, the then ANC president, said: "A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy."
COMMENT: Freedom of information is a requisite for democracy – a battle is needed to fight the growing climate of secrecy in SA.
Restricting journalists is just one of the ways in which governments try to restrict the rights of their citizenry.
A study has found that surveillance efforts aimed at thwarting terrorist attacks have undermined press freedom – and broader democratic rights.
Hate speech is on the rise in African media and could be avoided if media houses were financially stable and independent, say media leaders.
AmaBhungane condemns the recent conviction of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and Swazi lawyer Bheki Makhubu
A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists have been charged with terrorism for having alleged links to an outlawed group and planning attacks.
The Egypt case has received international attention, but less attention has been given to journalists under fire in the rest of Africa.
A Zanu-PF insider and security agent said editor Edmund Kudzayi was viewed as a security threat.
Nine months into his detention in Egypt, an Al Jazeera journalist on hunger strike has been removed from his cell and nobody knows his whereabouts.
Threats to curtail press freedom by way of legislation, such as the Protection of State Information Bill, could well be extended in Zuma’s next term.
As Swaziland prefers charges on an editor and a human rights lawyer, it’s the institutions of power that are on trial here, writes Musa Hlophe.