Stories about Media

Pakistan bans TikTok for the second time

TikTok was blocked in Pakistan for 10 days in October 2020. Access was restored after the app's parent company ByteDance assured authorities it would bolster moderation.

Bloggers, journalists and creatives in the crosshairs of the Belarusian state

As the space for free expression in Belarus narrows, many journalists and artists who covered the protests are awaiting trial.

Turkey reins in social media—one platform at a time

The new social media law sets up a series of restrictions that will have a lasting impact on digital rights and freedom of expression in Turkey.

Lockdown to shutdown: How COVID-19 stifled digital rights in Zimbabwe

COVID-19 and its subsequent government policies have had far-reaching implications on digital rights and media freedom in Zimbabwe.

Five new digital media platforms for uncensored news from Colombia

In Colombia, a new generation of journalists are fighting self-censorship and investigating corruption.

A Hong Kong reporter's account of the crackdown on press freedom under the national security law

"What we are facing now is not just the survival of Apple Daily but the whole independent media sector."

European Court of Human Rights verdict vindicates Macedonian columnist convicted of defamation in 2010

"This verdict is important for Macedonian journalists, columnists, and overall, for the people that appear in public, as it encourages them to be principled, honest, brave and persistent."

Press freedom impeded in Hong Kong as police limits definition of recognized media representatives

If approved, a new scheme limiting the definition of officially recognized media will deliver a serious blow to freelance journalists and student reporters.

Journalists face sedition charges under cybercrime law in Pakistan

"The alarming increase in such actions against journalists confirms that the government is bent on muzzling freedom of expression."

Australian government on collision course with Facebook and Google over news revenue

"The code is justified by a News Corp lie, that Google steals news content and makes billions of dollars from it."

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