29 Jun 2021
The concept of parading suspects has been practiced for decades by law enforcement agencies in Nigeria, and continues to be practiced, despite section 36 subsection 5 of the Constitution stating that “every person who is charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed to be innocent until he is proven guilty.” Almost every week, suspected criminals are paraded before the media only for some of these paraded persons to later be found innocent of the crimes they had previously been accused of committing. But the police insist there is no law stopping them from parading suspects even before a law court finds suspects guilty or otherwise.
27 Jun 2021
Berlin's Amaro Foro association works to raise awareness of anti-Roma discrimination. It runs workshops where journalists can develop greater cross-cultural sensitivity.
19 May 2021
Tut.by is widely regarded as the biggest independent news portal in Belarus. Its journalists have faced jail or harrassment from authorities in the past. Now, their offices have been raided by investigators.
2 May 2021
Indian authorities are again removing social media posts that criticize the government. Censorship watchdogs say those in change are trying to cover up the true severity of the ongoing public health crisis.
19 Apr 2021
Journalists have been advised to stay away from the site of shootouts in the name of safety and national security. But journalists have said the new rules are meant to prevent them from reporting live on the ground.
6 Apr 2021
The kingdom has barred all media from publishing content relating to an alleged plot involving ex-Crown Prince Hamzah. The order came after the prince pledged loyalty to his half-brother, King Abullah II.
23 Mar 2021
Myanmar's military rulers say they will keep internet restrictions in place and have acknowledged scores of deaths since the coup but blamed protesters.
18 Mar 2021
Media outlets and activists fear that new regulations give unchecked powers to the government to censor digital content and curb press freedom.
6 Mar 2021
Afghan media worker Sadia Sadat is buried in Jalalabad after three women working at a TV station were gunned down in two separate attacks Tuesday, in the latest brazen targeted killing in the war-torn country. The 18-year-old had been working for the TV station for one year to help earn extra money to support her family, according to a cousin.
1 Mar 2021
Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was arrested on Monday after Catalan police officers searched the La Liga club's offices, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported on Monday.
28 Feb 2021
Facebook says it was asked to pay a "potentially exorbitant price" in a dispute with Australia over payments to media groups. Australian lawmakers have now officially passed the newly amended media law.
16 Feb 2021
At least 65 media and rights workers have been killed in a series of attacks across the country since 2018, the report said. The number of attacks rose substantially since the start of peace talks in September 2020.