During the recent Israel-Palestine conflict three media buildings were destroyed, journalists were assaulted, and little information has been shared by officials. Free press experts said the violations set a dangerous precedent for press freedom in the region.
The military junta in Myanmar has attempted to violently curtail the free press and silence opposition. Local activists have slammed reporting by international media for legitimizing the regime, and have asked for the U.N. to intervene.
A declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, personally ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. But, to the dismay of journalists and human rights advocates, the U.S. won’t sanction the prince.
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.