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.
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 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