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Mass surveillance: Journalists confront the moment of hesitation

alt informationFollowing Edward Snowden's revelations outlining the capabilities of intelligence agencies to monitor private online communications journalists are confronting a moment of hesitation.

Combatting the Snowden Effect: National interest and media freedom in Australia

A piece of proposed legislation in the senate in Australia is attempting to wrestle with the legacy of the Snowden leaks with potential implications for media freedom. Nicholas Williams reports

Blunt instruments: Media repression in the Ukraine crisis

The sentencing of journalists for doing their jobs in Egypt has prompted an international outcry. But what happens when journalists are prevented from doing their jobs freely? Nicholas Williams reports

Undermining progress: Digital surveillance and the Tunisian constitution

alt informationThe recent creation of Tunisia's Technical Telecommunication Agency threatens to undermine progress the country has made -- all in the service of digital surveillance. Nicholas Williams writes

Private surveillance firms: Profits before freedom

alt informationState surveillance has been much publicised of late due to Snowden’s revelations, but allegations against the NSA and GCHQ are only one aspect of the international industry surrounding wholesale surveillance, writes Nicholas Williams

Tackling the legacy of the 1994 genocide: Media reform in Rwanda

alt informationIn the years that have followed the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, the peace that has emerged is one defined by consolidated state control. But as Nicholas Williams explains, media reforms may change that.

Kenya: Coverage of Kenyatta ICC case could be stifled by repressive media laws

alt informationWhile testing Kenya's eagerness to confront the legacy of 2007 these cases offer up a further test; the ability of Kenya’s media institutions, journalists and citizens to freely interrogate the proceedings. Nik Williams reports