Russia

Russia frees journalist after outcry

Igor Rudnikov's supporters strongly contested the extortion charges, saying they were punishment for his journalism.

Russia drops extortion charges against journalist after outcry

Nigeria

Nigeria shuts down private TV, radio stations tied to opposition

Opposition party member and business tycoon Raymond Dokpesi accuses presidency of intimidation, crackdown on his media.

Nigeria shuts down private TV, radio stations tied to opposition

Australia

Media raids to have 'chilling effect' on whistleblowers

Police raids against two news outlets renew calls for safeguards for whistle-blowers and freedom of speech protections.

Widespread concern after Australian police media raids

Human Rights

AJ Shorts wins human rights press award in Hong Kong

Digital documentary Growing up too Fast in Afghanistan was recognised in the short video category.

AJ Shorts wins human rights press award in Hong Kong

Jamal Khashoggi

'World has done nothing': Khashoggi fiancee gives US testimony

At US committee hearing, Hatice Cengiz laments lack of 'truth, justice or accountability' over Saudi writer's killing.

United Kingdom

Four arrested over killing of Northern Ireland journalist: Police

Police said they have arrested four people in connection with last month's murder of journalist Lyra McKee.

Four arrested over killing of Northern Ireland journalist: Police

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Hatred of journalists turns to violence: Media watchdog

Reporters Without Borders warns the number of countries where journalists can work safely is plummeting.

Hatred of journalists turns to violence: Media watchdog

Philippines

Philippines: Beleaguered journalist Maria Ressa arrested again

Rappler news site reported extensively on President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs crackdown that has killed thousands.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh blocks access to Al Jazeera news website

The Bangladesh government blocked Al Jazeera's English website hours after it published the results of an investigation.

Bangladesh blocks access to Al Jazeera news website

Mexico

Mexican journalist Santiago Barroso shot dead

Barroso was shot multiple times after an unknown assailant knocked on his front door.

Mexican journalist Santiago Barroso shot dead

US & Canada

CPJ publishes book of last stories by murdered journalists

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi made international headlines, but the Committee to Protect Journalists says more than 1,300 journalists have been killed since 1992.

Jamal Khashoggi

US senators frustrated over White House silence on Khashoggi

Sanctions threatened after 'zero' information at briefing on Trump administration's handling of Saudi writer's killing.

US senators frustrated over White House silence on Khashoggi

Egypt

Egypt denies entry to New York Times journalist

US reporter David Kirkpatrick held for seven hours without food or water before being sent back on a flight to London.

NYT journalist David Kirkpatrick barred from entering Egypt

The Listening Post

Sudan's protests: Defying Bashir's media blackout

For nearly two months, Sudan has witnessed almost daily protests demanding an end to Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule.

Witness

Maria Ressa: War on Truth

In an era of disinformation, the CEO of Rappler takes on forces that she believes are undermining world democracies.