Brussels urges member states to ‘protect’ reporters amid recent spike in killings and widespread online threats.
Freedom of the Press
Media workers strongly condemn beating of journalist Patient Ligodi covering protest called by Martin Fayulu.
Female journalists who fled the country tell Al Jazeera they were left with no choice amid fears of Taliban persecution.
Jailed tycoon Jimmy Lai’s newspaper was shut in June after a police raid to probe breach of a new national security law.
The four Iranian intelligence officials are accused of targeting a journalist and human rights activist based in the US.
Media watchdogs have called on government to withdraw the bill, saying it could be used to stifle criticism.
At least a 141 journalists have been murdered in Mexico since 2000, according monitoring group Article 19.
Rights experts fear Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, detained in a September 2001 purge, may no longer be alive.
Reporters, experts and union officials say reforms will deter the press from holding the government to account.
Russia’s state TV says move a response to London’s refusal to renew or issue visas to Russian journalists in Britain.
Opponents say legislation on foreign ownership an attempt to silence a TV station critical of government.
Palestinian Authority has cracked down on media since death of activist Nizar Banat in June, rights advocates say.
Controversial legislation proposes ban on non-European owners having controlling stakes in Polish media firms.
China has ‘fundamentally altered the bedrock’ of Hong Kong’s democratic institutions and ‘suppressed freedoms’, US says.