Committee to Protect Journalists
The case of the imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, who was awarded the European Union's top human rights award this month, was just one of many that made headlines in 2015 and provoked a debate about the importance of free speech.
Members of Kenyan media united in outrage on Thursday after lawmakers approved a new bill threatening reporters with fines and prison if they supposedly defame parliament.
A day after the Taliban declared two TV stations legitimate "military targets," Afghan journalists said that they would withhold coverage of the insurgency if they are attacked.
VICE News staffers describe their experiences working with Mohammed Ismael Rasool, a talented young journalist who was detained one month ago while reporting in southeast Turkey.
Nadia Vera, 32, was among five victims killed Friday in Mexico, including photographer Ruben Espinosa. She said in November that Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte would be "responsible" if she suffered any attack.
"It's for your own good," said Gov. Javier Duarte of Veracruz, where 12 journalists have been killed since he took office. Six have been killed in Mexico so far this year, a tally on track to double from 2014.
Human rights groups are concerned that Thailand's freedom of the press is being irreconcilably curtailed under the military junta led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
The Al Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt are no longer behind bars, but they remain in a legal wasteland. The case comes at a time when the state of press freedom is arguably worse than it was under deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Carmen Aristegui exposed government corruption and was called the second most powerful woman in Mexico. Now's out of a job.
The role of the press in the turbulent conflict playing out in the Gaza Strip is becoming more and more a part of the story.
Hassem Youssef said that El-Bernameg was ending because he was worried about the safety of his family and “tired of struggling.”