Japan: Journalist wins high-profile #MeToo case
Journalist Shiori Ito has won her rape allegation case against a prominent TV host in Japan. Ito became the face of the #MeToo movement in the conservative country when she spoke out about her experience.
Thai reporter sentenced to prison for defaming chicken farm
The journalist could spend two years in prison. She had tweeted about workers from Myanmar whose reports of abuse by their employers at the poultry farm triggered a landmark legal case for migrant laborers.
Steven Kefason narrates his gruesome 162 days experience in Kaduna prison
On 8 May 2019, Steven Kefason, a Kaduna-based journalist, was arrested by officers of the Rivers State Police Command. He spent five days in detention before being released. However, a few days later, this time in Kaduna, he was rearrested and detained in Kaduna Prison following a petition by the state government. He spent the next 162 days in prison. This is his story.
Anti-Ebola fighter killed as new vaccine arrives in Congo
A journalist involved in the fight against the Ebola virus in Congo has been stabbed to death. Health experts blame violence and distrust in some areas for worsening the spread of the deadly disease.
Iran women to see football freely for first time in decades
Iranian sports journalist Raha Purbakhsh says she 'can't believe' she will be among the thousands of women to freely enter a football stadium for the first time in decades to watch Iran's 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia at Tehran's Azadi Stadium. World football's governing body FIFA last month ordered Iran to allow women access to stadiums without restrictions and in numbers determined by demand for tickets.
Kashmir lockdown hinders journalists from flying abroad
India-administered Kashmir has been under a strict lockdown in recent weeks after New Delhi revoked the region's special status. A Kashmiri journalist has now been prevented by authorities from flying abroad.
China arrests Australian academic on suspicion of spying
Journalist and blogger Yang Hengjun has been in custody for more than seven months. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Yang was being held in Beijing without access to his lawyers or family visits.
Threatened journalists in Mexico
Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Reporter Dulcina Parra was kidnapped and barely escaped murder. She reports again and again on cases of corruption and the machinations of the powerful drug cartels.
Jamal Khashoggi: UN finds 'credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to murder
Earlier this year, the UN said that Khashoggi was "the victim of a brutal and premeditated" murder, "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials. The journalist was allegedly strangled in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.