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Modi, big money and India elections

Modi seems destined for a victory, but how much is due to his popularity, and how much is down to the BJP's PR machine?

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Reporting Myanmar's Rohingya story

Rohingya Vision TV relies on undercover citizen journalists to tell Myanmar's Rohingya stories from the inside.

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Big money, high stakes – playing the media game as India votes

Political parties are deploying big money and celebrity sparkle to win votes. Plus, reporting on the Rohingya story.

Myanmar

Reuters journalists freed from prison in Myanmar

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested after investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men by security forces.

Journalism

In Pictures: Tears of joy as journalists walk free in Myanmar

Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail.

In Pictures: Tears of joy as journalists walk free in Myanmar

Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera applauds release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Network calls for the release of every reporter arbitrarily arrested worldwide, including Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein.

Al Jazeera applauds release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

The Listening Post

An unlikely mix: Journalism and reality TV

We look at how journalism is getting the reality TV treatment across the globe.

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Video evidence: The return of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The video showing the ISIL leader that sparked a thousand headlines. Plus, journalism gets the reality TV treatment.

Press Freedom

Journalist shot dead in Mexico on eve of World Press Freedom Day

Journalist who founded community radio station in an indigenous region of southern Mexico shot dead.

Journalist shot dead in Mexico on eve of World Press Freedom Day

Media

Venezuela: What we know and what we think we know

Journalist Jon Lee Anderson discusses how foreign interests and misinformation make it difficult to report on Venezuela.

Jon Lee Anderson Q&A: Covering Venezuela poses serious challenges

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Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Was the social media ban necessary?

Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube were among the platforms blocked by the government after the killing of over 250 people.

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Yellow fever: The 'gilets jaunes' and the mainstream media

How the 'yellow vest' movement has both exposed and deepened France's mistrust of mainstream media.

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Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Debating the social media clampdown

Was the social media ban after the Easter bombings necessary? Plus, yellow vest protesters tussle with French media.

Ireland

UK, Irish leaders mourn murdered journalist Lyra McKee

McKee was shot dead while observing a riot in Londonderry, also known as Derry, in Northern Ireland.

UK, Irish leaders mourn murdered journalist Lyra McKee

Pakistan

Pakistan's Cyril Almeida named IPI's World Press Freedom Hero

Journalist Almeida has been at the centre of a marked increase in attacks on media freedom in the South Asian country.

Pakistan's Cyril Almeida named IPI's World Press Freedom Hero