Please find below links to key general media freedom news items. These have been organised by publication date.


Date Title Publication
14/10/21 China to ban private investment in the nation’s news industry CPJ
16/09/21 Safety of journalists: IFJ and EFJ welcome European Commission’s Recommendation and calls for monitoring of Member States IFJ
01/09/21 As staff flee, TOLO News vows to keep broadcasting from Afghanistan – for now CPJ
25/08/21 ‘Action should follow words’: Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family wants Maltese journalists to work without fear CPJ
24/08/21 Afghanistan's media enters the unknown under Taliban rule France 24
23/08/21 Afghanistan: Media groups call on governments to take immediate action IFJ
05/08/21 NSO/Pegasus: 17 journalists from 7 countries join RSF’s complaint in Paris and before the UN RSF
23/07/21 RSF’s recommendations for those who could be spied on by Pegasus RSF
24/02/21 Unions unite in condemning Facebook bullying and call for bolder steps to tackle news deserts IFJ
27/1/21 FAJ mourns the death of its Steering Committee Member and Congolese Journalists’ Leader IFJ
27/1/21 Africa: IFJ and FAJ join African leaders to launch new journalists' safety initiative  IFJ
25/1/21 "It is a very defining moment for those of us who are closely following the vaccines and the pandemic" IFJ
08/01/21 CPJ calls for accountability for attacks on media during US Capitol assault CPJ
09/01/21 Twitter 'permanently suspends' Trump's account BBC
25/1/21 Emotion Recognition Technology: A Threat to Free Speech, Equality and Privacy Article 19
04/01/21 IFJ welcomes decision not to extradite Julian Assange IFJ




30/12/20 - 60 journalists were killed in 2020 - IFJ

23/12/20 - Fighting back the pandemic and saving journalism. The moment is now. - IFJ

Around the world freedom of expression has declined - Article19

26/11/20 - Why don't Facebook and Apple like each other? - BBC

13/11/20 - For Facebook, South and Southeast Asia is only a market - Al Jazeera

12/11/20 - How social media regulations are silencing dissent in Africa - AlJazeera

11/12/20 - Facebook, QAnon and the world's slackening grip on reality  - The Guardian

2/11/20 - South Asia: Fourteen murders in 2020, impunity rife - IFJ

27/10/20 - Social media: Is it really biased against US Republicans? - BBC 

29//9/20 - US 2020 election: Social media's nightmare scenario - BBC

28/9/20 - TikTok: US judge halts app store ban - BBC

28/9/20 - West Africa: more transparency, accountability and access to information needed amidst the coronavirus pandemic - Article 19

28/9/20 - Tackling gender inequality through access to information - Article 19

 23/9/20 - Advertisers strike social media deal over hate speech - BBC

23/9/20 - 10 Most Censored Countries - CPJ

2/9/20 - Facebook and Twitter 'dismantle Russian network' - BBC

19/8/20 Inside Expression: August 2020 – How do you protest against injustice during a pandemic? Article 19

15.8.20 - CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists - CPJ

4/8/20 - Surveillance a growing problem for journalists worldwide say panellists -

29/7/20 - 'Too much power': Congress grills top tech CEOs in combative antitrust hearing - The Guardian

13/7/20 - Stop Hate for Profit and making Facebook accountable for its impacts on human rights - Article 19

3/7/20 - Hong Kong: Spike in media arrests an ominous red flag - IFJ


29/6/20 - The Commonwealth’s twin problems with media freedom and a blueprint for action - CFOM

11/6/20 - Companies touting Black Lives Matter face workforce scrutiny - CTV News

1/6/20 - At least 125 press freedom violations reported over 3 days of U.S. protests - CPJ News

1/6/20 - Coral mapping technology to accelerate reef restoration and protection in the Commonwealth -

26/5/2020 - Arrests, Beatings and Dismissals of Journalists Underline Official and Corporate Arbitrariness: SAMDEN -Comonwealth Human Rights Initiative


28/4/2020 - Authoritarian governments crack down on press freedoms amid COVID-19 pandemic: Report - ABC News

23/4/2020 - The Global Task Force exists to defend the values and the interests of Public Media - Public Media Alliance

15/4/2020 - Joint statement on safety of journalists and access to information during the COVID-19 crisis -

2020 World Press Freedom Index: “Entering a decisive decade for journalism, exacerbated by coronavirus” - Reporters Without Borders

1/4/2020 - #DontGoViral: UNESCO and i4Policy launch a campaign to crowdsource local content to combat the Infodemic in Africa- UNESCO

24/3/2020 - Coronavirus and surveillance tech: how far will gov’ts go and will they stay when they get there?  - Hong Kong FP

18/3/2020 - How journalists can work from home securely - Freedom of the press FOUNDATION

13/3/20 - Internet shutdowns ‘not justified’ in Covid-19 outbreak  - The Star

5/3/20 - Our top 10 tips for media in the COVID-19 ‘info-demic - BBC

16/02/2020- Radio Gains in Diversity in Most of Africa - New Zimbabwe

13/02/2020- Use threat of sanctions to protect journalists, Clooney report urges - The Guardian

31/01/2020- Updates on the changing global media landscape - Nordicom

20/01/2020 - LSE100 AI: Truth, Trust and AI - Professor Charlie Beckett - LSE Youtube Channel


16/12/2019 - Insight | Facebook “state controlled” labels could ensnare public broadcasters - Public Media Alliance 

01/12/2019 - Mediawatch for 1 December 2019 - RNZ

29/10/2019 - Getting Away with Murder - CPJ

21/10/2019 - Insight | The struggle for media pluralism - public media alliance 

14/10/2019 - Free speech and the news media - ABC

01/10/2019 - Amal Clooney: give UN power to investigate journalist deaths - The Guardian 

26/09/2019 - ‘Reform and uphold media freedom by law’ officials tell leaders - The Commonwealth 

13/09/2019 - Podcast – The war online: Abuse and harassment, and what journalists are doing about it - WAN IFRA 

12/08/2019 - Why Public Media Matters: Report from the Global Conference for Media Freedom - public media alliance 

24/07/2019 - Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy - The Conversation

23/07/2019 - Joint UK-Canada Statement on the Global Conference for Media Freedom -

22/07/2019 - Tool for journalists: Digital Help Desk, for training reporters in digital security -

10/07/2019 - UK, Canada launch push to protect media freedom - Federal News Network

03/05/2019 - Five steps to fight fake news and false information on WhatsApp - Africa Check 

03/05/2019 - World Press Freedom Day: How many journalists died last year? - BBC News  

27/04/2019 - Is social media killing elections? - BBC

24/04/2019 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to lead global attempt to shutdown social media terrorism - NZ Herald 

March 2019 - Commonwealth Digital Challenge 2019: Media Tech Accelerator - Thompson Foundation

21/02/2019 - The European Media Literacy Tookkit for Newsrooms - EFJ 

14/02/2019 - Acing the algorithmic beat, journalism's next frontier - Nieman Lab 

13/02/2019 - The Guardian view on media freedom: it must be defended - The Guardian 

12/02/2019 - Report: Urgent action needed to protect press freedom in Europe - EFJ 

01/02/2019 - 4 tips for journalists covering the 2019 Nigerian elections - International Journalists' Network