World Press Freedom Day 2017 is held in Indonesia. The country was stripped of press freedom and freedom of speech during president Suharto’s 32-year-long regime, which ended in 1998.Read more "Shut up, speak up: Freedom of speech and press after three decades of oppression in Indonesia"
In Afghanistan 59 journalists have been killed while 1400 journalists have been subject of assault since 2009.Read more "Arrests, kidnappings, reporters getting killed – Journalists in Afghanistan need protection"
The space for freedom of expression and the press continued to reduce in South Sudan since 2015. From late December 2015 to March 2016, there was an upsurge in incidents of threats to journalists’ safety and security.Read more "Media in legal vacuum in South Sudan: Government and security organizations threaten reporters"
Documentary shows about murder investigations have raised the question, if media have a right and the means to handle judiciary issues.Read more "Murder investigation is not a reality show: Is the media able to handle criminal cases?"
As a Palestinian journalist, I wouldn’t imagine covering any event without wearing my press vest. How am I going to cover demonstrations without wearing this protective shield? I might end up dead!Read more "The price of searching the truth: Unable to work without a bullet proof vest"
Journalists face various forms of freedom of speech limitation whilst covering stories. Some have to deal with direct harassment, but some are restricted by educational and financial reasons.Read more "Direct harassment and financial restrictions – Four journalists tell about the difficulties in their work"
Sami Ben Gharbia, the Founding Director of Global Voices Advocacy in Tunisia gave some tips for journalists to protect their sources at a panel discussion on World Press Freedom Day. He said the Snowden case proved that technology cannot be trusted, because security officials can break in.Read more "The safety of whistleblowers – Protecting sources while bringing important issues to daylight"
Diversity of cultural expression and artistic freedom are core themes of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ strategy for Nordic Cultural co-operation, The Intercultural Nordic Region.Read more "Artistic freedom requires investments – Political, cultural and financial constraints endanger cultural expression"
Finland has had the freest press for seven years in a row in relation to 179 other countries in the world, states the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index. Below are the causes that might cause any country to fall in the index.Read more "Dictators, weak democracy, intelligence laws, censorship – Global threats to press freedom"