Rights groups say Tanzania’s government has reduced the democratic space in the country by arresting critics and shutting down news outlets.
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Congress member Karen Bass has introduced a resolution that calls on African governments to protect and promote human rights through internet freedom.
Egyptian forces targeted one of the last remaining independent news outlets Saturday, arresting and detaining a journalist in an undisclosed location.
NYT defends decision to disclose key details about the whistleblower whose complaint against President Trump has sparked an impeachment inquiry.
National Press Club International Correspondents Committee and Press Freedom Team hosts a discussion on “Global Voices: Journalism Under Threat in Nicaragua.”
Project on Middle East Democracy, 12 other human rights and press freedom organizations to host event on Capitol Hill to commemorate Jamal Khashoggi’s life.
Trump’s media animosity is legendary. However Trump made a show of conviviality towards reporters traveling with him to California aboard AirForce One.
A growing number of Russian entertainers joined in a rare show of defiance and solidarity, in support of an actor who they say was wrongfully convicted
China’s expansionism is detrimental to the democratic West in many respects. Europe and the U.S. need to wake up to the challenge, says a leading analyst.
“Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid? Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent”, Trump lashed out at the MSNBC journalist, a reminder of how the President sees the press.