media freedom

Lifting sanctions on Tanzania’s media: a limited turning point?

New administration takes limited steps to lift sanctions on Tanzanian media, leaving many outlets to continue adhering to oppressive laws and government restrictions.

Big Ben UK

UK Government launches national action plan to protect journalists

The UK Government has published its first national action plan outlining its approach to improving the safety of journalists in the UK.

BBC UK building

Bold changes as new BBC Director General takes office

The BBC’s new Director General proposes “a radical shift” as the public broadcaster faces critical challenges.

journalists

Fury in Tonga at new limits imposed on media

Journalists in Tonga are angry at new regulations they say clamp down on media freedom.

Sri Lanka

Will a new government in Sri Lanka herald further improvements in media freedom?

Sri Lanka's new government and Media Minister must live up to their recent statement on media restrictions by supporting an open and free media that can hold those in power to account.

GBC Ghana

Update: Directive to shutdown GBC channels suspended

Suspension follows widespread criticism of the directive as being a form of undue interference in the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.

Nepal

Nepal’s public broadcasting bill causes independence concerns

A new Public Service Broadcasting bill has raised serious concerns among journalists and lawmakers about the potential for government control over a new public media body.

GBC Ghana

GBC ordered to reduce channels by half

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation has been sent a directive from the Ministry of Communications ordering it to reduce the number of channels it operates on the National Digital Terrestrial Television platform.

Cilla Benkö Swedish Radio

Swedish Radio’s Director-General Cilla Benkö: Attacks on journalists in the US show that words can be dangerous

While demonstrations against police violence and racism are sweeping the US, there have been alarming reports of journalists being violently attacked by both police and demonstrators. The ground for these attacks has been laid by frenzied rhetoric, with the media time after time identified as the enemy.

ABS-CBN

Independent journalism and access to information threatened in the Philippines with the closure of ABS-CBN

Advocates of free press and expression call on the Philippines government to respect the public's right to know and denounce the stifling of ABS-CBN, one of the largest media groups in the country.