Prosecutions, house arrest and travel bans among multiple threats deployed by the state.
World Press Freedom Day 2021
“The more we fight for transparency, the more it will help people be accountable.”
How local journalists are working to stop radicals exploiting the pandemic as a recruitment tool.
Poor management and few financing options mean that most outlets are in thrall to political powers.
The pandemic has allowed the authorities to further abuse technology and restrict freedom of speech.
Fears that official hostility may be fuelling dangers to independent journalism.
Experts fear that the Covid-19 crisis may deal a fatal blow to some independent outlets.
The regime cannot counter the immediacy of radical but peaceful collective disobedience.
How NGOs and independent media united to counter an organised disinformation campaign.
Warnings that new legislation will have a chilling effect on independent media.