At least nine journalists were arrested by Indian authorities for their coverage of recent protests by Indian farmers. Critics decried the arrests as an assault on a free press and demanded the journalists’ immediate release.
With the White House refusing to answer basic questions about President Trump’s condition after he tested positive for COVID-19, reliable information on his health has been scarce.
Photojournalist Masrat Zahra, who was booked by the Jammu and Kashmir Police for uploading “anti-national” posts to social media, talks to MediaFile about her work documenting the “female gaze” of the humanitarian crisis in Jammu and Kashmir.
Two weeks ago, American journalist Glenn Greenwald was charged with “cybercrimes,” by the Brazilian government. Press advocates have criticized the charges as “an outrage” and “a clear threat to press freedom.” Last year, Greenwald was part of a team that published articles exposing private conversations
While the Newseum may have closed its doors to the public, journalism and a free press still and should remain essential parts of American democracy.
While the 2010s featured the rise of social media and new reporting technologies, attacks and threats against journalists have brought increased concerns on the state of press freedom around the world.
Editor-in-Chief Celine Castronuovo, Podcast Director Michael Kohler, Editor-at-large Rob Cline and politics writer James Smathers relaunch The MediaPod series by discussing the media’s role in the impeachment process, the social media platform political ad wars, billionaires in the 2020 news cycle, and press freedom during recent military
Violence in Hong Kong is making it difficult for journalists to do their jobs without getting caught in the crossfire.
Journalists in Australia fight for legal reform to add protections for members of the press and freedom of expression.
Since Turkey’s military action into Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has cracked down on the media to make sure his moves in the Middle East are not critiqued.