We compile stories related to press and media freedom across the Commonwealth, providing a resource for those interested in these issues.

Africa

Lesotho, 10/07/2018 - No justice two years after Lesotho editor's shooting - CAJ News

Rwanda, 06/07/2018 - Rwanda, China media commit to deepen ties - The New Times

Uganda, 27/06/2018 - Porn detectors, Facebook tax: Uganda tightens grip on internet - Bloomberg

West Africa, 25/06/2018 - How they did it: Inside #WestAfricaLeaks' expose of the offshore economy - Global Investigative Journalism Network

Nigeria, 21/06/2018 - Calls on Nigeria's Buhari to release journalist - African Independent

South Africa, 20/06/2018 - SABC announces chairpersons for inquiries into editorial interference, sexual harassment - The Citizen

Namibia, 20/06/2018 - Government's bid to suppression news article fails in Namibian court - AllAfrica

Namibia, 18/06/2018 - Major victory for Namibian press vs state - Journal du Cameroun

Uganda, 18/06/2018 - Ugandan president, officials verbally attack and threaten media - Committe to Protect Journalists

Uganda, 15/06/2018 - Ugandan President insults and threatens media in televised address - Reporters Without Borders

Malawi, 14/06/2018 - Parliament fights Malawi media as opposition seeks to give MBC K1 - AllAfrica

Tanzania, 12/06/2018 - Tanzania forces forums, blogs, and streaming websites to comply with draconian regulations - Committee to Protect Journalists

Zambia, 12/06/2018 - Civil society, government clash over cyber security bills - IT Web Africa

South Africa, 07/06/2018 - Independence and impartiality is the new black at SABC - The Media Online

Cameroon, 06/06/2018 - Cameroon English speakers want terror law repeal and amnesty to end violence - News 24

Ghana, 05/06/2018 - RTI law will consolidate Ghana's democracy - AllAfrica

Nigeria, 05/06/2018 - Institute trains journalists on human rights, accountability reporting - The Guardian (Nigeria)

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, 05/06/2018 - Constricting cyberspace: African governments target social media users in new laws - AFEX

Ghana, 01/06/2018 - Threats: The creeping danger to press freedom, freedom of opinion in Ghana - Media Foundation for West Africa

Zambia, 01/06/2018 - So this is democracy? Zambia - 2017 - MISA Zambia

Tanzania, 31/05/2018 - Tanzania keeps tightening restrictions on free speech under president Magufuli - Quartz

Zimbabwe, 29/05/2018 - Oppressive media laws dampen hopes of change in Zimbabwe - International Press Institute

Ghana, 28/05/2018 - Fighting corruption: Media group campaigns to support investigative journalism - Joy

Nigeria, 28/05/2018 - We'll not condone irresponsible 2019 political broadcasting - NBC - Vanguard Nigeria

Lesotho, 22/05/2018 - Lesotho Constitutional Court declares criminal defamation unconstitutional - Commitee to Protect Journalists

Rwanda, 18/05/2018 - 55 years on, how far has RBA come? - The New Times

Zimbabwe, 18/05/2018 - ZBC rapped for 'skewed coverage' - The Herald (Zimbabwe)

Ghana, 17/05/2018 - 25 years of press freedom in Ghana: Time for media sector reforms - Media Foundation for West Africa

Kenya, 16/05/2018 - Kenya's president signs cybercrimes law opposed by media rights groups - Reuters

Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania,16/05/2018 - Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in 'anti-fake news campaign' - BBC News

Gambia, 16/05/2018 - Major boost for digital rights in The Gambia - Media Foundation for West Africa

Malawi, 11/05/2018 - Macra threaten to close down media houses, broadcasters targeted ahead of Malawi watershed elections - Nyasa Times

Tanzania, 11/05/2018 - Tanzania's clawback on rights - Human Rights Watch

Gambia, 10/05/2018 - Gambia declares criminal defamation unconstitutional, keeps some laws on sedition, false news - Committee to Protect Journalists

Namibia, 09/05/2018 - Traditional media survival threatened - AllAfrica

South Africa, 08/05/2018 - SABC says dismissing striking workers was justified - The Citizen

Ghana, 07/05/2018 - Media freedom, free expression must be protected - CES panel demands - Joy

Tanzania, 07/05/2018 - Tanzanian bloggers win temporary court order against state crackdown - Defence Web

Kenya, 03/05/2018 - Kenyan media has little to celebrate on press freedom day - Human Rights Watch

Ghana, 03/05/2018 - "Ghanaians will defend right to free expression" - President Akufo-Addo - GBC Ghana

Uganda, 02/05/2018 - Police remain top tormentors of journalists - Daily Monitor

Nigeria, 02/05/2018 - Media critical to democratic dispensation, should avoid divisive broadcast - NBC - Nigeria Television Authority

Rwanda, 02/05/2018 - Economic instability; the evolving major threat to freedom of media - The New Times

Ghana, 30/04/2018 - In beacon of press freedom, dark spots persist - IPS

Malawai, 27/04/2018 - Free public broadcaster MBC in 60 days from 'DPP capture', CSOs demand Malawi leader in petition - Nyasa Times

Cameroon, 26/04/2018 - Cameroon media operating in climate of fear and self-censorship - RSF report

Tanzania, 23/04/2018 - Tanzania orders bloggers to pay $920 fee to register with the government, risk jail for 'obscene' content - Gizmodo

Cameroon, 23/04/2018 - Cameroonian journalists face ban on political reporting - International Journalists' Network

Kenya, 22/04/2018 - State only shut down TV stations for a day - Uhuru - Daily Nation

Uganda, 17/04/2018 - Uganda plans to tax social media to stop gossip on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter - Quartz

Tanzania, 17/04/2018 - Freedom of expression 'deteriorating' under Magufuli - Deutsche Welle

Tanzania, 15/04/2018 - Tanzania law for online content 'threatens free speech' - Al Jazeera

Kenya, 13/04/2018 - Cybercrime law changes too harsh, lobbies say - AllAfrica

Tanzania, 12/04/2018 - Tanzania cyber law introduces $900 fees for bloggers, compulsory passwords - Africa News

Mozambique, 04/04/2018 - Parliament asked to defend freedom of expression - AllAfrica

Mozambique, 02/04/2018 - Mozambique's press faces violent reprisals in its war for freedom - The Irish Times

Nigeria, 30/03/2018 - Media urged to tread softly on security - The Guardian (Nigeria)

Kenya, 28/03/2018 - Government 'maintains stranglehold on media' - Deutsche Welle

Mozambique, 28/03/2018 - Mozambique journalist abducted, assaulted - Committee to Protect Journalists

Kenya, 28/03/2018 - Punish police who attacked reporters - Daily Nation

South Africa, 27/03/2018 - All TV and radio in South Africa must have 70% local content - ANC

Mozambique, 27/03/2018 - Mozambican journalist critical of government beaten unconscious - Reuters

Gambia, 23/03/2018 - Broadcasters Association of Gambia launched - AllAfrica

Kenya, 21/03/2018 - When reporting the news causes trauma - Internews

Uganda, 20/02/2018 - Journalist arrested for 'using mouth recklessly' - New Vision

Nigeria, 20/02/2018 - NBC penalises 88 broadcast stations for breaching code - AllAfrica

Uganda, 20/02/2018 - ISO release New Vision journalist Etukuri without charge - AllAfrica

Nigeria, 12/02/2018 - Delta government denies alleged plans to sell DBS, DRTV - The Guardian (Nigeria)

Zimbabwe, 12/02/2018 - 2018 elections: ZBC under spotlight - Daily News

Gambia, 06/02/2018 - A year after Jammeh: Free press returns to The Gambia - Al Jazeera

Kenya, 01/02/2018 - As Kenya takes Orwellian turn, government goes after journalists - New York Times

Cameroon, 26/01/2018 - Cameroon internet shutdowns cost Anglophones millions - Al Jazeera

Cameroon, 25/01/2018 - Cameroon government sued over internet shutdown in Anglophone regions - AfricaNews

Gambia, 22/01/2018 - Press Union's Sec General optimistic about the future of Gambian media - Jollof News

Zimbabwe, 19/01/2018 - 'Urgently align media laws to constitution' - Zimbabwe Independent

Swaziland, 18/01/2018 - Swaziland Civil Liberties Worsen - AllAfrica

Kenya, 15/01/2018 - Protection of 'sources' law must be stringent to guard media freedom - Standard Media

Nigeria, 12/01/2018 - What to look out for in Nigeria's digital rights and policy landscape in 2018 - Independent Nigeria

Zambia, 12/01/2018 - Journalist accuses soldiers of abuse over pictures - Times of Zambia

Nigeria, 11/01/2018 - Publisher Daniel Elombah released, but Tim Elombah remains in police custody - IFEX

Kenya, 08/01/2018 - The Media council of Kenya condemns the attack on the media from politicians - Standard Media

Tanzania, 04/01/2018 - Critics of Tanzania's President Say He's Moved Country Towards Authoritarianism - NPR

Rwanda, 29/12/2017 - Journalists Welcome Move to Decriminalise Defamation - AllAfrica

Zimbabwe, 10/12/2017 - Journalists hoping for media freedom in Zimbabwe - ENCA

South Africa, 07/12/2017 - SABC strike threatens ANC elective conference coverage - Mail&Guardian

Ghana, 07/12/2017 - Voice without accountability - CIMA

Mozambique, 05/12/2017 - Mozambique: Threats to Press Freedom in Nampula - AllAfrica

Uganda, 04/12/2017 - 'Free Red Pepper editors' - AllAfrica

Zimbabwe, 04/12/2017, Fututre of press freedom in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe remains open - International Press Institute

Gambia, 01/12/2017, One year after Jammeh: Is Adama Barrow's government keeping its promises? - Ifex

Nigeria, 27/11/2017 - Four journalists killed in 8 months - Media Foundation for West Africa

Cameroon, 27/11/2017 - Internet restriction in Cameroon's Anglophone region hitting 60-day mark - Africa News

Zimbabwe, 25/11/2017 - Mugabe's downfall: A new era for Zimbabwe's media? - Al Jazeera

Uganda, 24/11/2017 - Journalists detained by Uganda charged with treason, police say - Reuters

Uganda, 23/11/2017 - Ugandan editors arrested over 'fake news' on alleged Uganda-Rwanda tension - Standard Media

Kenya, 13/11/2017 - Fact-checking Kenya's repeat presidential election - International Journalists' Network

Seychelles, 09/11/2017 - Engaging media for effective risk communication in Seychelles - ReliefWeb

South Africa, 08/11/2017 - SABC Board Committed to its independence - AllAfrica

Nigeria, 07/11/2017 - Nigerian government will never tolerate impunity against journalists - Lai Mohammed

Nigeria, 06/11/2017 - Rights body calls on Nigerian government to halt clampdown on online media - Ripples

Nigeria, 05/11/2017 - Nigerian media, CSOs launch secure whistle-blowing platform - The Premium Times

Ghana, 03/11/2017 - Offline and Online Safety of Ghanian Journalists is Key - Penplusbytes - Modern Ghana

Kenya, 01/11/2017 - Kenyan Public Prosecutor Orders Probe into Attack on Journalists - AllAfrica

Rwanda, 28/10/2017 - Jail term for insulting Rwandan President - AllAfrica

Rwanda, 27/10/2017 - Journalist reports death threats over Rwanda book - Uganda Observer

Kenya, 25/10/2017 - Kenyans need more than fact-checking tips to resist misinformation - Columbia Journalism Review

Tanzania, 25/10/2017 - Tanzanian government bans another newspaper - African Independent

Tanzania and Uganda, 24/10/2017 - East African States Adopt China's Playbook on Internet Censorship - Freedom House

South Africa, 21/10/2017 - South Africa’s media is still held back by a lack of diversity and undue political influence - Quartz Media

Nigeria, 17/10/2017 - SPECIAL REPORT: How a Nigerian law is suppressing citizens’ freedom on the Internet - Premium Times Nigeria

Namibia, 17/10/2017 - NBC offers free airtime for parties - The Namibian

Kenya, 16/10/2017 - Journalists injured, cameras smashed as they covered police brutality - KDRTV Kenya News

Uganda, 16/10/2017 - Police quizzes and charges newspaper editors over Presidential Age Limit stories - Horn Observer

Gambia, 13/10/2017 - 'Government Promises to Do Away With Draconian Laws Hindering Freedom of Journalists' Pap Saine - All Africa

Kenya, 12/10/2017 - #MemberInterview: Kenya’s press navigates tense presidential election - International Press Institute

Swaziland, 10/10/2017 - TV Censors Public Servants March - All Africa

Kenya, 10/09/2017 - Media must diversify revenue streams away from State, says Media Council of Kenya - Standard Digital

Cameroon, 08/09/2017 - An Anglophone TV Channel banned in Cameroon - Balancing Act

Cameroon, 01/09/2017 - Journalists not Terrorists - Committee to Protect Journalists

South Africa, 29/06/2017 - Broken Heart Syndrome kills ‘SABC 8’ journalist Suna Venter - News24

Kenya, 25/06/2017 - Fake news is already disrupting Kenya’s high-stakes election campaign - Quartz

Tanzania, 20/06/2017 - Tanzania: Govt Okays Media Constructive Criticism - All Africa

Nigeria, 15/06/2017 - Bullying of Journalists Covering Nigerian Presidency Disturbing - Media Foundation for West Africa

Africa, 16/05/2017 - Africa: Attack On Journalists, Activists, Protesters in West, Central Africa Reach Dangerous Levels - All Africa

Namibia, 10/05/2017 - Geingob to launch media code of ethics - The Namibian

Nigeria, 03/05/2017 - Amnesty International condemns ‘decline’ of press freedom in Nigeria - Premium Times

Uganda, 03/05/2017 - Uganda: Report - Police, State Agents Top Media Freedom Violators - The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda, 27/04/2017 - Effort to Silence Ugandan Feminist Firebrand Speaks Volumes - Human Rights Watch

Namibia, 27/04/2017 - Namibia: Govt blamed for press freedom drop - The Namibia

Cameroon, 26/04/2017 - Outrage Over Military Conviction of Cameroon Journalist - All Africa

Cameroon, 25/04/2017 - Cameroon jails journalist over boko haram allegations - Antigua Observer

Kenya, 25/04/2017 - With an Eye on Electoral Violence, Kenya Keeps Tight Rein on Media - Inter Press Service

South Africa, 24/04/2017 - Interim SABC board will reverse 'stupid decisions' - Tsedu - News24

Cameroon, 21/04/2017 - Military court convicts Cameroon journalist Ahmed Abba - Al Jazeera

Nigeria, 21/04/2017 - IGP seeks whistleblowing on corrupt policemen - The Guardian (Nigeria)

Nigeria, 21/04/2017 - Police Arrest Leadership Correspondent in Kaduna - This Day

Cameroon, 20/04/2017 - Cameroon Orders Internet Restored to Restive Anglophone Region -  VOA News

Uganda, 19/04/2017 - ​Uganda jails women activist to silence her - Mail and Guardian

Rwanda, 31/03/2017 - Government Repression in Land Cases - Human Rights Watch

Ghana, 30/03/17 - UN to review Ghana on human rights in November - Ghana Business News

 

Asia

Singapore, 08/07/2018 - Alarm bells over fake news clampdowns - Radio New Zealand

Pakistan, 06/07/2018 - CPJ safety advisory: Covering Pakistan's election - Committee to Protect Journalists

Pakistan, 06/07/2018 - Black flags fly atop press clubs as freedom drive launched - Dawn

India, 05/07/2018 - Focus on PSM - Prasar Bharati - Public Media Alliance

Pakistan, 04/07/2018 - The assault on Pakistan media ahead of vote - BBC News

India, 04/07/2018 - Media watchdog warns India over spike in journos' killings in first Incident Report - Devdiscourse

Pakistan, 29/06/2018 - Pakistani media gripped by fears of military ahead of General Elections as criticism of establishment could risk abducion, torture - First Post

Bangladesh, 28/06/2018 - Bangladesh's democracy erosion: how democracy asisstance can help - Global Village Space

India, 24/06/2018 - Media bodies demand strict action against BJP leader - Business Standard

Pakistan, 22/06/2018 - PFUJ urges CJP, PM to look into media coercion - Dawn

Pakistan, 19/06/2018 - IPI condemns intimidation of news organisations - Dawn

India, 16/06/2018 - Backstory: What Shujaat Bukhari's killing tells you about journalism on the razor's edge - The Wire India

India, 14/06/2018 - Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar - BBC News

Pakistan, 14/06/2018 - Alarming crackdown ahead of elections - Amnesty

Singapore, 14/06/2018 - End Broad Restrictions on Speech - Human Rights Watch

Pakistan, 13/06/2018 - Dawn becomes the latest victim of Pakistan army's crackdown on media - The Print

Pakistan, 10/06/2018 - Journalist Asad Kharal says attacked over Model Town, corruption cases info - The Express Tribune

Pakistan, 07/06/2018 - Attack, abduction threaten journalists' safety in Pakistan - IFJ

Pakistan, 04/06/2018 - The cost of extreme media censorship - A view from Pakistan - The Wire

Pakistan - 03/06/2018 - Jang, Geo stopped from coverage of garrison varsity ceremony - The News Pakistan

India, 03/06/2018 - India journalist gets death threats, online hate over government exposé - Rappler

India, 01/06/2018 - Kashmiri reporters assailed by both security forces and protestors - Reports Without Borders

India, 30/05/2018 - Escalation in threat campaigns against Indian journalists - Reporters Without Borders

India, 28/05/2018 - The story barely reported by Indian media - BBC News

Pakistan, 28/05/2018 - The hard limits of Pakistan's media freedom - The Diplomat

India, 27/05/2018 - How women have to fight to be journalists in India - IFEX

India, 14/05/2018 - India ranks first in internet shutdown, UNESCO shows concerns - ENTrackr

India, 14/05/2018 - Former PMA president denied opportunity to speak in India - Public Media Alliance

Malaysia, 13/05/2018 - Malaysian elections bring hope for restoration of press freedom - IFJ

India, 13/05/2018 - It's time to address online violence against women in India - Al Jazeera

Malaysia, 13/05/2018 - Malaysia's new government says to redefine fake news law, not abolish it - Reuters

Bangladesh, 09/05/2018 - Protect Freedom of Expression - Human Rights Watch

India, 08/05/2018 - Indian fact-checkers step up right against 'fake news' - Nikkei Asian Review

Pakistan, 05/05/2018 - Pemra fines 17 channels for airing false news about ban on anti-judiciary speeches - Dawn

India, 03/05/2018 - How RTI Act is dying a slow death in India - Hindustan Times

Pakistan, 02/05/2018 - Pakistan's war against the media - The Interpreter

Malaysia, 30/04/2018 - Malaysia issues first 'fake news' conviction - Committee to Protect Journalists

India, 27/04/2018 - RSF urges Indian authorities to protect woman journalist - Reporters Without Borders

India, 26/04/2018 - Over 16,000 hours of internet shutdowns cost India over $3 billion in five years - The Indian Express

Pakistan, 23/04/2018 - Shutdown of Pakistani TV network hints at army's bid for control - The Guardian

Malaysia, 17/04/2018 - The real news on Malaysia's 'fake news' law - Asia Times

Malaysia, 11/04/2018 - Malaysia just introduced a six-year jail sentence for 'fake news' - Techly

Pakistan, 11/04/2018 - RSF calls for end to Geo TV's illegal suspension - Reporters Without Borders

Malaysia, 11/04/2018 - 'Fake news' law threatens Malaysian media - International Press Institute

India, 10/04/2018 - Rights activists claim deaths of three Indian journalists engineered by state - Irish Times

India, 09/04/2018 - India forms committee to regulate online media - IFJ

India, 09/04/2018 - NHRC glare on 'rights abuse' at thana - The Telegraph India

Pakistan, 07/04/2018 - Geo TV blocked across Pakistan [updated] - Public Media Alliance

Pakistan, 06/04/2018 - Top Pakistani news channel is forced off air, and eyes are on the military - New York Times

Bangladesh, 04/04/2018 - Bangladesh gears up for General Elections; experts fear rise of hardline forces - Business Standard

India, 03/04/2018 - India drops plan to punish journalists for 'fake news' following outcry - Reuters

Pakistan, 02/04/2018 - PEMRA orders restoration of all Geo TV channels within 24 hours - Geo TV

Malaysia, 30/03/2018 - Fake news and the resurgence of authoritarian leaders - Sydney Morning Herald

Malaysia, 27/03/2018 - Anti-Fake News Bill threatens freedom of expression and may lead to the suppression of critical speech - ICJ & Suaram - Malay Mail

India, 26/03/2018 - Journalist killed after reporting on corruption - Amnesty

India, 23/03/2018 - For 74 Indian activists, the punishment for seeking the truth has been death - Business Insider

Bangladesh, 19/02/2018 - Bangladeshi government 'using enforced disappearances to silence critics' - Asia Times

Bangladesh, 19/02/2018 - President for more active role of media - The Daily Star

India, 15/02/2018 - Indian authorities clamp down on foreign journalists - IFJ

Maldives, 05/02/2018 - Amid political turmoil in Maldives, press comes under attack - Committee to Protect Journalists

Pakistan, 02/02/2018 - New report takes a hard look at digital (in)security of journalists in Pakistan - IFEX

India, 29/01/2018 - Gauri Lankesh and the non-existent pursuit of justice for India's slain journalists - The Wire

Pakistan, 24/01/2018 - Pakistan shuts down radio station over content - IFJ

Maldives, 24/01/2018 - Corruption report sends Maldives journalist into flight - Index on Censorship

India, 20/01/2018 - Eleven journalists killed, 46 attacked, 27 cases of police action: Report on press freedom 2017 - The Wire

Singapore, 18/01/2018 - New restrictions to limit critical voices - Human Rights Watch

Pakistan, 18/01/2018 - Escalating Limits on Association, Speech - Human Rights Watch

Sri Lanka, 18/01/2018 - One Step Forward, Two Back - Human Rights Watch

Bangladesh, 15/01/2018 - Journos protest 'death threat to fellows by cop' - The Daily Star

Pakistan, 11/01/2018 - 'The new normal' in Pakistan: a journalist on the run from gunmen - New York Times

Bangladesh, 11/01/2018 - Detained Bangladeshi blogger Asad Noor should be released and given protection - PEN America

Bangladesh, 10/01/2018 - CPJ statement on arrest warrant for Shyamal Dutta - Committee to Protect Journalists

Bangladesh, 08/01/2018 - Government agencies calling up editors over reports: Editors' Council - New Age

India, 04/01/2018 - 65% of population to be covered under FM network - WebIndia

India, 03/01/3018 - MPs call for tighter broadcast regulations in India - Rapid TV News

Bangladesh, 08/12/2017, Bangaldesh's defamation law is 'avenue to misuse power', local journalists say - Committee to Protect Journalists

Pakistan, 27/11/2017 - News channels, social media blocked for a day in Pakistan - International Federation of Journalists

Pakistan, 26/12/2017 - Government should strike balance between censorship, security - The Nation

Pakistan, 26/12/2017 - Balochistan journalists caught 'between the stick and the gun' - BBC News

Bangladesh, 26/12/2017 - Bangladesh blocks Indian portal over article critical of its military intelligence agency - Ummid

Pakistan, 22/11/2017 - 'Attack on journalists is an attack on the state' - Dawn

India, 15/11/2017 - A creeping quiet in Indian journalism? - Huffington Post

Pakistan, 10/11/2017 - For Pakistan's unprotected and threatened journalists, can new legislation make a difference? - IFEX

Pakistan, 06/11/2017 - HRCP, journalists decry curbs on press freedom in Balochistan - Geo Television Network

Bangladesh, 06/11/2017 - Police arrest suspect in 2015 killing of blogger Avijit Roy - Benar News

Maldives, 30/10/2017 - Broad powers for proposed media regulator - Maldives Independent

Pakistan, 27/10/2017 - Pakistani journalist attacked in Islamabad; three attacks on media groups in Balochistan - Committee to Protect Journalists

Pakistan, 26/10/2017 - 'That post saved my life': social media offers new hope of justice in Pakistan - The Guardian

Pakistan, 25/10/2017 - Pakistan blogger Aasim Saeed says he was tortured - BBC News

Pakistan, 22/06/2017 - Violence against journalists continues in Pakistan - Public Media Alliance

Bangladesh, 18/05/2017 - Bangladeshi editor who faced 83 lawsuits says press freedom under threat - The Guardian

Malaysia, 16/10/2017 - Malaysia must reverse its crackdown on free expression - Aliran

Pakistan, 12/05/2017 - Pemra warns TV channels not to air content jeopardising military's image - Dawn

Bangladesh, 03/05/2017 - 2016 repressive for Bangladesh press freedom: ARTICLE 19 - The Daily Star

Malaysia, 03/05/2017 - Malaysia should accede to ICCPR without further delay - Malaysia Kini

Bangladesh, 02/5/2017 - Amnesty International Accuses Bangladesh Govt of 'Stifling' Free Speech - CNN News18

Sri Lanka, 02/05/2017 - EU support for freedom of expression in Sri Lanka - ColomboPage

Pakistan, 01/05/2017 - Pakistan’s Deadly War on Free Speech - Conatus News

India, 26/04/2017 - India ranks 136 on World Press Freedom Index, slips three places since 2016 - Scroll.in

India, 26/04/2017 - Jammu and Kashmir state government censors 22 social media services - Committee to Protect Journalists

Maldives, 23/04/2017 - Maldives: Prominent blogger and internet activist stabbed to death - Index on Censorship

Bangladesh, 06/04/2017 - The irony of restricting access to internet in “Digital Bangladesh” - The Daily Star

Pakistan, 05/04/2017 - IT ministry to introduce DPA within three months - Pakistan Today

Singapore, 05/04/2017 - US: Release Singaporean Blogger Amos Yee - Human Rights Watch

India, 30/03/2017 - India had 31 Internet Shutdowns in 2016 - Slate.com

Bangladesh, 23/02/2017 - Sweden refuses protection to Bangladeshi blogger facing death threats - Pen International

 

Australasia/Oceania

Nauru, 09/07/2018 - Concern over Nauru's ABC ban - Public Media Alliance

Vanuatu, 26/06/2018 - Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook 'false claims' - Asia Pacific Report

Australia, 21/06/2018 - China takes up Australia's former radio space in Pacific - Radio New Zealand

Pacific, 14/06/2018 - Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws - Asia Pacific Report

Australia, 13/06/2018 - Australia's government must guard against foreign interference, but not by curbing our rights - Human Rights Watch

Fiji, 12/06/2018 - Election media blackout tpo 'protect voters' - The Fiji Times

Papua New Guinea, 08/06/2018 - Whether or not Papua New Guinea bans Facebook, critics say free speech still under threat - Global Voices

Australia, 31/05/2018 - Why do we need public broadcasting? - ABC

Nauru, 30/05/2018 - Nauru is looking to limit the number of foreign journalists it will allow to cover the Pacific Island Forum - SBS News

Fiji, 27/05/2018 - Acquittal of Fiji Times sedition case hailed as victory for press freedom in Oceania - Global Voices

Tonga, 1/05/2018 - New Tonga media body seen as a necessity - Radio New Zealand

Pacific, 09/05/2018 - Pacific media risks 'tightening of the noose' - Radio New Zealand

Australia, 09/05/2018 - New laws put Australia's press freedom at risk - Lawyers Weekly

Pacific, 08/05/2018 - Pacific journalists launch environment group at media summit - Pacific Media Center

New Zealand, 06/05/2018 - Boosting local journalism for the Southern Lakes - Radio New Zealand

Pacific, 04/05/2018 - Media in 'crisis' - Pacific press freedom comes under spotlight - Radio New Zealand

Tonga, 03/05/2018 - Tongan publisher says media freedom at a low - Radio New Zealand

New Zealand, 29/04/2018 - Media freedom under the microscope - Radio New Zealand

Papua New Guinea, 28/04/2018 - Sylvester Gawi: PMG journalism and the challenge of the 'kaikai man' - Asia Pacific Report

Solomon Islands, 24/04/2018 - Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk - Asia Pacific Report

Fiji, 23/04/2018 - Fiji police case against journos seen as intimidatory - Radio New Zealand

Samoa, 14/04/2018 - Group advises government against Facebook ban - Samoa Observer

Samoa, 30/03/2018 - Samoa PM threatens to ban social media - Radio New Zealand

New Zealand, 20/02/2018 - NZ media changing tack, and women are steering - Newsroom

Papua New Guinea, 18/02/2018 - Media Council blames 'primitive thinking' for bullying of journalists - Pacific Media Centre

New Zealand, 14/02/2018 - NZ's news coverage shrinks as agency shuts down - Radio New Zealand

Fiji, 13/02/2018 - UN High Commissioner concerned at Fiji media curbs - Radio New Zealand

Kiribati, 10/02/2018 - Foreign journalists ban over ferry disaster blamed on climate doco - Asia Pacific Report

Australia, 05/02/2018 - Stories like The Cabinet Files could land Australian journalists in jail if espionage laws are changed - ABC News

New Zealand, 16/04/2018 - Media watchdog given wider scope - Otago Daily News

New Zealand, 02/04/2018 - Online broadcasting 'wild-west' could be tamed, says expert - Radio New Zealand

Australia, 25/01/2018 - Australia must amend security bill to protect journalists and sources - Reporters Without Borders

Australia, 23/01/2018 - Journalists 'at risk of jail time' under new foreign interference laws - ABC News

Samoa, 10/01/2018 - PM keen on media divulging sources - Radio New Zealand

Samoa, 09/01/2018 - Samoa government criticised for lack of consultation on criminal libel - Radio New Zealand

Samoa, 20/12/2017 - Parliament votes to bring back criminal libel law over social media - Pacific Media Centre

Tonga, 11/12/2017 - Tonga's TBC goes 24 hours - Radio New Zealand

Pacific, 26/11/2017 - Pacific journalists form climate specialist network - ABC News

New Zealand, 22/11/2017 - 'Insulting' newspaper cartoons prompt legal debate over racial friction - New Zealand Herald

Samoa, 21/11/2017 - Social media crackdown worries Samoan journalists - ABC News

Samoa, 21/11/2017 - Samoa libel law proposal worries journalists - Radio New Zealand

Australia, 19/11/2017 - Manus Island: Australia pulling the media strings - Al Jazeera

New Zealand, 02/11/2017 - NZ to improve broadcast news media services to the Pacific - Radio New Zealand

Tonga, 31/10/2017 - Former TBC CEO accuses Tongan government of suppressing media freedom - ABC News

Tonga, 19/10/2017 - Lawyer claims Tonga govt controlling media - Radio New Zealand

Tonga, 16/10/2017 - Media watchdog adds voice to Tonga dispute - Radio New Zealand

New Zealand, 12/09/2017- Labour pledges $38m to public broadcasting - Radio New Zealand

New Zealand, 12/09/2017 - Media law reforms are expected to pass parliament with the support of the Nick Xenophon Team later this week - SBS

Australia, 12/05/2017 - Why media reform in Australia has been so hard to achieve - TheConversation

New Zealand, 02/05/2017 - Press freedoms stifled by cynical use of Official Information Act: Report - Stuff.co.nz

Samoa, 01/05/2017 - Let media council address free speech concerns, Samoa police urged - IFEX

Tonga, 01/05/2017 - PIMA wants to discuss media freedom with Tongan PM - Radio New Zealand

Australia, 28/04/2017 - Federal police admit to accessing journalist's metadata without a warrant - The Guardian

Australia, 27/04/2017 - We Don't Have The Power To Defend Ourselves Against The Government's Misinformation - Huffington Post

Australia, 20/04/2016 - World Press Freedom Index: Australia's Press Freedom ranked 25th - ABC

Tonga, 19/0/2017 - Tongan PM's dispite with TBC starting to impact all media says publisher - ABC 

 

Europe

 

The Americas

Guyana, 07/06/2018 - RSF urges Guyanese Parliament to amend drafted cybercrime bill - Reporters Without Borders

Canada, 05/06/2018 - Strengthening Canadian culture in the digital age: CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes review of Canada's broascasting and telecommunications legislation - CBC/Radio-Canada

Canada, 22/05/2018 - Two-thirds of Canadians say journalistic source material should be shielded from police - CJFE

Canada, 14/05/2018 - Amid declining press freedom worldwide, Canada and Ecuador offer signs of hope - International Journalists' Network

Canada, 27/04/2018 - Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation launches journalism pilot project with CBC - CBC

Canada, 18/04/2018 - CBC says it will carry on with destruction of broadcast archives once digitised - The Hamilton Spectator

Canada, 05/04/2018 - Deadly force: How CBC analysed details of hundreds of fatal encounters between Canadians, police - CBC

Canada, 23/01/2018 - Trudeau government reviewing bringing back hate speech law - Daily Caller

Caribbean, 06/12/2017 - New social media guidelines for Caribbean journalists - Jamaica Observer

Barbados, 04/11/2018 - Media must be a 'vigilant watchdog' - The Barbados Advocate

Canada, 26/10/2017 - Canada strengthens the protection of journalists' sources - IFJ

Canada, 04/10/2017 - Canada passes law to protect whistleblowers and journalists’ confidential sources - Vice News Canada

Canada, 03/05/2017 - CJFE Releases Annual Review of Free Expression in Canada - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Canada, 03/05/2017 - Trudeau defends press freedom as Canadian journalists face jail time - National Observer

Canada, 27/04/2017 - Press freedom in Canada…not as good as you think - Radio Canada International

Canada, 26/04/2017 - Media ‘under threat’: Canada slips out of Top 20 in press freedom index - The Globe and Mail

Canada, 25/04/2017 - Dark days for press freedom at home: Fahmy - The Star

Canada, 12/04/2017 - A Historic Step to Protect Press Freedom in Canada: Senate Passes Press Shield Bill - CJFE

Canada, 30/03/2017 - The B.C. hate speech trial that nobody’s heard about - Coast Reporter

 

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