Sajid Hussain, the founding editor-in-chief of the Balochistan Times, had been missing since early March and was found in a small city north of Stockholm last Friday.
Over the past decade, world press freedoms have been in decline. Even in established democratic countries like India, journalists are being censored and, in the worst cases, threatened to keep quiet. Technology has both helped and harmed the struggle for press freedom. While access to
Corruption within the Armenian government resulted in a revolution that shifted the tides in the relationship between the media and the government. Armenia has been added to the list of countries around the world enforcing censorship behind “hate speech” and “fake news” laws. Armenia is
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 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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a new wave of nationalism in India and in the process, is determined to censor and attack journalists that report any criticism of his agenda.
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.
Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik was arrested in Iran and detained for a week before being released to her family.