- Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union Updated: May-02-16 3:28 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's journalists' union called for the dismissal of the interior minister and launched an open-ended sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, protesting the detention of two journalists on its premises the previous night.
- Finnish broadcaster fights taxman demand for Panama Papers Updated: May-02-16 1:27 pm
HELSINKI - Finnish broadcaster YLE won't provide documents related to the Panama Papers to the country's tax authority, which has demanded access to them in an apparent move to trace tax dodgers with offshore accounts, the company said Monday.
- Hundreds gather in Hong Kong to protest editor's dismissal Updated: May-02-16 7:14 am
HONG KONG - Around 400 people gathered in Hong Kong on Monday to protest a veteran newspaper editor's dismissal that triggered concerns about press freedom in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.
- FBI: 'Argument can be made' fake AP story broke rules Updated: Apr-28-16 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON - FBI officials say there's no clear evidence the agency violated its own rules when it posed as The Associated Press to unmask a criminal, according to a report obtained through a public records lawsuit.
- New book examines gender's role in press freedom Updated: Apr-27-16 8:22 am
NEW YORK - Sexualized violence, online harassment and gender-based discrimination all play a role in inhibiting press freedom according to a new book released by the Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday.
- Hungarian journalists banned from Parliament Updated: Apr-26-16 4:05 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's Parliament has banned journalists from four news websites for trying to film interviews with lawmakers in areas off limits to the press.
- Turkey's Erdogan chases critics at home and abroad Updated: Apr-26-16 7:13 am
ISTANBUL - Ebru Umar was sleeping in her summer residence on Turkey's Aegean coast when police arrived at her door and took her away for questioning about two of her tweets that were deemed offensive to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Turkish-Dutch journalist detained over Erdogan tweet Updated: Apr-24-16 12:21 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish authorities on Sunday released a Turkish-Dutch journalist from police custody but barred her from leaving Turkey as they continue to investigate tweets she posted about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- 'Muzzles' mine rich vein of speech limits among US colleges Updated: Apr-20-16 12:44 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The "Jefferson Muzzles," those dubious awards shaming the nation's worst free-speech offenders, are taking aim at higher education this year - from tarring those at Yale who warned students against donning culturally insensitive Halloween costumes to feathering others for muzzling the press and more.
- Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world Updated: Apr-20-16 12:10 am
WASHINGTON - Media freedom around the world has suffered a "deep and disturbing decline" due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday.
- UN rights expert sees threats to press independence in Japan Updated: Apr-19-16 2:46 am
TOKYO - A U.N. rights expert warned Tuesday of "serious threats" to the independence of the press in Japan, including laws meant to protect coverage fairness and national security that he said could work as censorship.
- Georgia editorial roundup Updated: Apr-13-16 1:49 pm
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- Online curbs limit South Korea pre-election speech freedoms Updated: Apr-11-16 8:33 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - With cheap and ubiquitous access to the world's fastest Internet speeds and a lively democracy, South Korea's cyberspace could flourish with rich discussions and debates ahead of the country's general election this week.
- Maldives journalists demand gov't probe attacks on media Updated: Apr-08-16 12:50 pm
MALE, Maldiives - Journalists in the Maldives demonstrated in the capital on Friday to demand that the government investigate attacks against the media and withdraw a proposed criminal defamation law.
- Xi seen as easily surviving revelations in Panama Papers Updated: Apr-07-16 12:37 am
BEIJING - For graft-busting Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, the Panama Papers revelations that show his brother-in-law and relatives of two other members of the party's elite inner circle owned offshore companies, often referred to as tax havens, might have been highly damaging.
- Chinese media ignore win of film about Hong Kong's future Updated: Apr-04-16 12:38 am
BEIJING - Mainland Chinese media have ignored a best movie win by "Ten Years," a collection of five shorts that depict a gloomy future for Beijing-ruled Hong Kong, where freedom of speech has all but disappeared.