CBC/Radio-Canada

Russia to close CBC/Radio-Canada Moscow bureau

The closure of the public media organisation's Moscow bureau demonstrates further curtailment of independent and free press in Russia.

VOA USAGM

International public service broadcasters face potential ban in Turkey

Voice of America and Deutsche Welle are facing potential bans in Turkey after they refused to apply for an internet broadcasting licence.

NBC

Africa: PSM regional roundup

2022 is revealing itself to be yet another testing year for independent media in Africa. But some gains have been made for media freedom and innovations.

Virtual launch of research report and media recovery plan

Regional collaboration key to future sustainability of media

Media stakeholders agreed on the importance of enhanced regional collaboration at the launch of PMA's new report and media recovery plan.

RTHK night

Hong Kong: Media freedom concerns persist into 2022

Raids and closures of independent news outlets in Hong Kong signal continued pressures in 2022 on media freedom from National Security Law.

Fake news misinformation

Greece: Spread of ‘fake news’ legislation continues

While the South Korean government has quashed its plans to introduce a ‘fake news’ law, Greece is looking to impose such regulations.

Sunset in Istanbul

Turkey: Mission finds continued pressures on independent media

An international mission to Turkey has revealed sustained threats against independent media and increasing state capture. 

TVN24 Poland

Poland: Anti-foreign media amendment inches closer as TVN24’s licence is suspended

With the suspension of TVN24’s licence and a draft media bill to ban non-European media ownership underway, media pluralism in Poland continues to be threatened.

ABS-CBN

Poland: Advertising tax poses existential threats to independent media

A proposed tax on advertising revenue that could create long-lasting damage to media independence and pluralism in Poland is to be amended.

Pakistan Geo

Independent media in Pakistan remains under threat

It has now been more than 200 days since the arbitrary arrest of Mir Shakil-ur Rahman and there is still no sign that he will be released.