British journalists slam use of ‘intimidating’ lawsuits
22 July 2019 | 2:59 pm
Press freedom advocates have called for more safeguards from legal attempts to silence journalists. Without them, such lawsuits will continue to pose "a threat to media freedom and public interest advocacy."
9 May 2021
A study by the UNCTAD said online sales accounted for almost a fifth of turnover last year. One online retail giant in Africa, Berlin-based Jumia, stood out for a stellar first half of 2020.
10 May 2021
An UN report has found close to three quarters of women journalists are being attacked online for simply doing their job with many facing the threat of physical violence. Annette Young talks to investigative journalist and media executive, Maria Ressa, who's attracted the wrath of the Filipino government for her reporting and also Dr Julie Posetti from the International Centre for Journalists. Also the French government is starting to roll out dispensers offering free sanitary products in universities and in Paris high schools too, as they attempt to address period poverty.
16 May 2021
Police in Thailand have arrested three journalists who escaped across the border from Myanmar, charging them with illegal entry. Fellow journalists have warned their lives could be in danger if they are sent back.
30 Jun 2021
The reporters targeted work for Proekt, one of Russia's last remaining independent investigative outlets. The searches came ahead of a publication detailing the alleged wealth of the country's interior minister.
13 Jul 2021
Opposition lawmakers are demanding the prime minister resign after the death of cameraman Alexander Lashkarava. His colleagues have told DW about the circumstances that led to his death.
17 Jul 2021
The past year was the "worst" for Hong Kong's press freedoms, the city's main journalists' union says. "There are already many knives hanging over journalists' heads," says Ronson Chan, chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, as the union releases its annual report.
16 Jul 2021
Security officials in Belarus have raided the homes of several independent journalists as part of an ongoing crackdown.
25 Jul 2021
Four writers and editors of the online student magazine 'Doxa' are currently under house arrest for criticizing the Russian government. But for the young journalists, accepting censorship is out of the question.
20 Jul 2021
NSO Group's Pegasus malware was abused by its government clients to spy on journalists, opposition politicians and rights activists, an investigation revealed. The targets also include presidents and prime ministers.
30 Jul 2021
State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the US is worried about the harassment and intimidation of foreign correspondents reporting on the floods in China.
2 Aug 2021
A Russian court has summoned the editor-in-chief of the investigative news site "The Insider" on charges of defamation. Kremlin critics see this as an attack on press freedom.
4 Sep 2021
The Taliban pledged press freedom and "no threats" against journalists in Afghanistan. But intimidation and violence at the hands of their fighters illustrate the group's haste in breaking its promises.
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