Category : News and features

“I have gone through hell”: assault, starvation, discrimination

alt informationAn Afghan journalist says her escape from the Taliban to Pakistan has only gone to show why the UK government must do more

Hong Kong’s travesty of a show trial begins

alt informationThe Hong Kong 47 are now on trial. There is nothing free or fair about this

Iran’s erased women remembered

alt informationA new exhibition by Soheila Sokhanvari celebrates Iranian freedom and womanhood

Two years on: The dwindling freedoms following Myanmar’s military coup

alt informationOn the second anniversary of the coup, democracy in the country is slipping further away. A Burmese-led organisation and an exiled journalist describe the landscape

Brazil is falling into an abyss

alt informationAttacks on free expression in the country are the worst since the dictatorship ended in 1985, writes a journalist from Brazil

Those who refuse to despair

alt informationToday, 27 January, is the birthday of our former colleague Andrei Aliaksandrau, another one spent in jail thanks to his opposition to the regime of dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka in Belarus

New play gives a voice to the forgotten Crimean Tatars

alt informationThe powerful work tells the stories of indigenous Tatar dissidents and their families on the Russian-occupied peninsula

We need to end SLAPPs now

alt informationThe UK’s legal structure continues to let oligarchs bully reporters

Major new global free expression index sees UK ranking stumble across academic, digital and media freedom

alt informationA major new global ranking index tracking the state of free expression is published today

Ntwali’s death is a huge loss for Rwanda’s challenging media landscape

alt informationThe journalist was one of the few to challenge the long-standing president. Who will speak out now?

‘We won!’ Maria Ressa’s victory is a win for global media freedom

alt informationAs a Philippines tax court acquits veteran journalist Maria Ressa, she and Rappler celebrate - and continue to hold the line

Join our Twitter storm of protest against Salma al-Shehab’s 34-year sentence

alt informationOn Sunday 15 January, we mark the two-year anniversary of the arrest of the University of Leeds student on her return home to Saudi Arabia