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Film awards season: Journalism and activism in the spotlight

alt informationMovies on social justice and investigative journalism dominate the nominations for major awards at the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Baftas this year

Journalists held in Insein prison, Myanmar’s “darkest hell-hole”

alt informationReporters covering the pro-demcracy protests are being held in a notorious military-run prison in Yangon

Student Press Freedom Day: The challenges of Covid and censorship

alt informationA combination of the pandemic and restrictions already in place has made reporting for students more difficult

Lebanon’s journalists face Hezbollah threat

alt informationThe murder of publisher and activist Lokman Slim is a stark warning to media in the country

The military coup in Myanmar: the media under attack

alt informationJournalists are being attacked and pursued for their coverage of the protests

Biden’s first week in office and what it means for free speech

alt informationA flurry of executive orders reverses many Trump-era policies

The desperate situation for six people who are #JailedNotForgotten

alt informationWe revisit the six activists and journalists currently in jail and call for your messages of support

The Biden presidency: what can we expect for free speech?

alt informationWe look at Joe Biden's record sheet on free speech to see if we can find clues about his future presidency

Assange hearing outcome could set an “alarming precedent” for free speech

alt informationThe UK Assange hearing – which will decide whether there are grounds for Assange to stand trial in the USA – should reach a conclusion on 4 January. The verdict will have major ramifications for free speech and media freedom. We speak to Assange's partner about it

Department of Homeland Security visa proposals are “alarming development” for media freedom

alt informationThe proposals aim to limit the length of stay for foreign journalists through changes to their visa

Coney Barrett’s free speech stance still unclear as nomination goes to Senate

alt informationSupreme Court nominee's responses to questioning on key issues during confirmation hearings have not allayed fears