Hong Kong journalist speaks after conviction over database search
An award-winning Hong Kong journalist has been found guilty of improperly searching a public database to help track down the perpetrators of an attack on democracy supporters by government loyalists. Bao Choy, a producer with public broadcaster RTHK, was found guilty on two counts relating to searching a database of vehicle licence plates. Her conviction comes at a time of deepening concerns over press freedom in the international business hub as Beijing stamps out dissent in the wake of huge democracy protests.
British author and journalist Will Self on his younger self's drug addictions
Will Self, the author, political commentator and one of the liveliest and most interesting thinkers and writers in the UK today, speaks to Eve Jackson about his addiction memoir "Will" that's just been translated into French. They also talk about him once being notorious for taking heroin on Prime Minister John Major's plane while covering the 1997 election campaign, how rehab helped his writing and how Britain's successful vaccination programme could cut it off from Europe even more.
Murdered journalist Khashoggi's fiancée calls for US action against Saudi crown prince
In an interview with FRANCE 24, the fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hailed the recent decision by the Biden administration to declassify an intelligence assessment of her fiancé's shocking 2018 murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. But Hatice Cengiz called on Washington to go beyond words and enforce "sanctions" or other "actions" against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
'Dem Loot': Zimbabwean journalist's protest song goes viral
Hopewell Chin'ono didn't set out to become an internet sensation when he made a song about corruption in Zimbabwe, but that's exactly what happened when he uploaded 'Dem Loot' to Twitter. The outspoken Zimbabwean journalist has been arrested three times in six months for tweets protesting graft. In a video that has gone viral, Chin'ono has released a short free-styled reggae dance-hall track, titled Dem Loot -- "They Loot" -- in which he chastises rampant state corruption in the southern African country.
EU demands China release citizen journalist Zhang Zhan
The Chinese reporter was jailed on Monday after her coverage of the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Her imprisonment comes as the EU is set to ink a major investment deal with Beijing.
China jails journalist over Wuhan COVID outbreak reporting
Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan has received a prison sentence for her reporting from Wuhan during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, according to her lawyer.
The Guardian Dreamers & Doers: Ameyaw Debrah (AmeyawDebrah.com)
Ameyaw Debrah is the founder of Ameyaw Debrah Media, Ameyaw Debrah TV and AmeyawDebrah.com, an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about African celebrities. In 2008, when the journalist and celebrity blogger created AmeyawDebrah.com, he wasn’t so sure how well it would be received. But through the use of social media platforms, he was able to turn his dream into reality.
Katsina school attack: 54 students missing, state govt closes boarding schools, UK, EU begin final Brexit talks and more
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An attack on journalism II Inside Stuff
Today, on ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, advises Mohammed to stop embarrassing the country with such comments and explains why the minister’s attack on CNN is not only an attack on the news network, but also an assault on the Nigerian media whose constitutional responsibility it is to report the truth even if the authorities do not subscribe to such truths.