Reporter's Notebook

Threats, tax bills and Gucci shopping bags

Is corruption among Cambodia's ruling party elite reaching all the way to Australia?

The Listening Post

Censored, harassed and arrested: DR Congo's politicised media

With funding tied to political interests, journalists in the DRC are restricted in the stories they can and cannot tell.

Internet

Vietnam cybersecurity law a devastating blow to freedom: Amnesty

New law aims to prevent users from organising online for anti-state purposes and spreading false information.

Vietnam cybersecurity law a devastating blow to freedom: Amnesty

The Listening Post

Producing nostalgia: Iranian diaspora TV's rebranding of the Shah

Iran's diaspora media showcase the achievements of the Pahlavi monarchy while skirting around oppression and censorship.

The Listening Post

Journalism or propaganda? US state-sponsored media

A historical record of the US government's role in funding media operations that broadcast into other countries.

Europe

Russians hold rally against messaging app ban

Protests come two weeks after court allowed government to block messaging app for failing to hand over encryption keys.

The Listening Post

Press freedom on trial: The DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks

Could the DNC's legal battle against WikiLeaks set a dangerous precedent for press freedom?

Science & Technology

Iran releases messaging app to replace Telegram

As Soroush app is officially launched in Iran, Telegram users reported problems using the messaging platform.

Iran releases messaging app Soroush to replace Telegram

The Listening Post

Why did Pakistan's Geo TV go dark?

Pakistan's largest TV network has been taken off air in most parts of the country.

The Listening Post

Geo goes dark: Media and the military in Pakistan

Media mystery in Pakistan: who ordered Geo News off the air? Plus, covering the world's largest biometric database.

The Listening Post

Pulling the strings: Sinclair Broadcast's 'fake news' scandal

Why a viral video raises concerns about America's biggest local TV news network, the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Pulling the strings: Sinclair Broadcast's 'fake news' scandal

China

No escape: The fearful life of China's exiled dissidents

Activists, journalists and critics of Chinese leadership and authority tell stories of surveillance and threats abroad.

Reporter's Notebook

The day I went viral: Inside Orban's media crackdown

When Dan Nolan set out to expose how the Hungarian state media systematically targets opposition voices, he became a target himself.

The Listening Post

Newsreaders in chorus: The monopolisation of local news in the US

A viral video raises concerns about America's biggest TV news network. Plus, Britain's poverty porn industry.

The Listening Post

Deleted, suspended, demoted: Censorship, Silicon Valley-style

A look at how the tech giants are policing their platforms and whether this amounts to a new kind of censorship.