Southern Africa

Investigative Journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa

Investigative Journalism in Sub Saharan Africa: staying up to date on the most recent technologically driven investigative tactics.

Cilla Benkö speaking to an audience with a lectern in front of her.

Cilla Benkö reflects on her tour of Central Europe

Swedish Radio's CEO Cilla Benkö writes about her visits to three countries in Central Europe and the threats facing public service media.

Cilla Benkö

Cilla Benkö: We must all be the guardians of freedom of the press

Having free access to information is what freedom of speech and freedom of the press are ultimately about, writes Cilla Benkö, the head of Swedish Radio.

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa & Rappler acquitted of four charges

The Court of Tax Appeals has acquitted Maria Ressa and Rappler of four charges of tax evasion, although three charges are still pending.

Pakistan regulator

Pakistan media regulator revokes private TV channel licence

The popular private news broadcaster, ARY News, could face “permanent closure” after its operating licence was revoked by the state-run media regulatory body.

BBC

UN raises ‘grave concern’ with Iran over harassment of BBC News Persian staff

The communication was sent by four UN specialist experts, who work on arbitrary detention, freedom of speech, violence against women and Iran.

Turkish court blocks access to international broadcasters’ online services

PMA calls on Turkey’s media regulator to lift the ban on the online Turkish-language news services of Deutsche Welle and Voice of America.

Ita Buttrose ABC

ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose, calls for press freedom reforms

The ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose, has called for stronger press freedoms in Australia and greater protections for public interest journalism.

The Kremlin, Moscow

PMA condemns Russia’s ban on UK public media journalists

The latest action taken by Russian officials – which includes banning some UK public media workers from reporting from inside Russia – is another blow to independent journalism in the country.  

Czech Television

Czech Republic: Independence of public broadcasters must be insulated against future attacks

Joint statement calling on the Czech Government to live up to its promises to strengthen the independence of public broadcasters ahead of its EU presidency.