Thailand’s protest movement has shifted from anti-monarchy to anti-misrule protests. Journalists face an uphill task covering it.
Journalism and Free Speech articles on Democracy Chronicles
A basic necessity in a democratic society, is journalism and free speech play a central role in creating a system of checks and balance, and in distributing power equally between governments, businesses, individuals, and other social entities. Access to verifiable information gathered by independent media sources, which adhere to journalistic standards, can also be of service to ordinary citizens, by empowering them with the tools they need in order to participate in the political process. Also see our articles on Civil Rights.
The Taliban terrorist group overran Afghanistan after US exit and then formed a “government” repressive of journalism and free speech.
Free speech is the right to express oneself without censorship. It is also the end of repression and the beginning of expression.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has reneged on her promise to back democracy. Her regime suspended a second newspaper Sunday.
As they pursue silencing critical reporting, authorities have ordered the closing of Belarus’s largest independent journalist association.
Russian journalists claim the “foreign agent” law is forcing media outlets to close. The Kremlin, on the other hand, defends the law.
Tanzania has suspended a local newspaper for publishing that President Samia Suluhu Hassan would not run for re-election in 2025.
The sheer perseverance and linguistic ingenuity of activists and dissidents are impressive, but the Chinese state’s state of online freedom is less so.
Two recent attacks on journalists raise concerns about the increased dangers Nigerian journalists confront in the course of their work.
Press freedom around the world is under severe threat. Last year the number of journalists slain rose by a third compared to 2019.