Freedom of press
Law on espionage - Sweden Communists in Sweden slam new espionage law as “detrimental to whistle blowers and press freedom”

The new espionage law that came into effect on January 1 penalizes investigative journalism and whistle-blowing that may damage Sweden’s relationship with another state or an international organization such as NATO, European Union, or United Nations

Slovenian Left pushes law to ensure editorial autonomy of national public broadcaster

A law to ensure journalistic independence and editorial autonomy of national public broadcaster RTV Slovenia has been passed in the National Assembly. However, its governing executives, who were appointed by the previous government, have approached the Constitutional Court for a review

Latuff: “Defending Assange is defending the freedom of expression”

The cartoonist Carlos Latuff produced a series of illustrations in support of Julian Assange as well as many others depicting some of the key revelations of his organization Wikileaks

Philippines websites blockedPhilippines websites blocked Philippines blocks over two dozen websites over “terrorist” tag, movements raise alarm

The websites blocked at the request of the outgoing National Security Adviser include progressive media websites Bulatlat, Monthly Review and Counter Punch, as well as the website of legally active left-wing political coalition Bayan Muna

Tunisian parliament Tunisia’s suspended parliament fights against president’s coup

Just hours after the suspended parliament passed the symbolic vote by a majority, the president dissolved the body

Food Insecurity in Haiti, Tunisian journalists’ strike, and other stories

Today we look at the upcoming strike by Tunisian journalists; the unionization struggle of Starbucks workers in Seattle, US; and more

Journalists protest in Tunisia Tunisian journalists plan mass general strike against government repression and for media reforms

Journalists have accused the government headed by president Kais Saied of trying to weaken the press in the country and drastically reduce the freedom of the press by systematically bringing it under government control 

Colombia holds key presidential primaries and legislative elections and other stories

Today we look at the results of Colombia’s primaries and legislative elections, a report on the crackdown on news media in Jammu and Kashmir, and more

Argentina and China sign key agreements on cooperation and trade and other stories

Today we look at the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Argentina and China, the arrest of journalist Fahad Shah in Kashmir, and more

Del Monte Kenya workers protest inhuman conditions, poverty wages and other stories

Today we look at a strike by workers at Del Monte Kenya Limited, the arrest of 26 year old Kashmiri student and journalist Sajad Gul, and more

Stand up for Assange, stand up for press freedom

Independent media projects from across the globe stand with journalist Julian Assange whose persecution by the US represents an attack on press freedom everywhere

Moroccan law suit - France Journalists condemn Morocco’s bid to persecute French media houses

The Kingdom of Morocco has filed a lawsuit at the Paris Criminal Court against seven French media houses alleging defamation for accusing it of using the Pegasus software, to spy on journalists, activists and politicians