Press freedom

  1. The Princes and the Press

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    Video caption: How Princes William and Harry have tried to manage their relationship with the media.

    The BBC's Amol Rajan looks at how Princes William and Harry have tried to manage their relationship with a media that is undergoing permanent revolution.

  2. Hamid Mir - Journalist

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir.

    Stephen speaks to Hamid Mir, who is facing accusations of sedition for suggesting powerful forces in Pakistan are targeting the free media. Is the deep state out to silence independent journalism?

  3. Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Nicaraguan journalist

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro.

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Nicaraguan journalist and former-revolutionary Carlos Fernando Chamorro. Why has Nicaragua slumped back into authoritarianism?

  4. N. Ram - Director, The Hindu Publishing Group

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to N. Ram, one of India's most influential media voices.

    Stephen Sackur speaks to N. Ram, director of the Hindu Group and one of India's most influential media voices. Is freedom of expression under threat in the world's biggest democracy?

  5. Maria Ressa – Journalist and CEO of Rappler

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to journalist Maria Ressa who founded the Rappler news website.

    Stephen Sackur speaks to journalist Maria Ressa who founded the Rappler news website and has just been convicted of cyber-libel in a case that has raised worldwide concern.

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    Video caption: ‘Nobel prize committee focuses on political correctness’

    We favour and promote meritocracy, Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov says.

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    Video caption: Expelled: Russia, repression and me

    The BBC's Sarah Rainsford reflects on being barred from Russia and the assault on the country's freedoms

  8. Afghanistan: Journalist threatened at gunpoint by the Taliban

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    Video caption: A TV correspondent and cameraman from Tolo News were threatened by members of the Taliban

    A TV correspondent and cameraman from Tolo News were threatened by members of the Taliban when they were out reporting on the streets of Kabul

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    Video caption: How Afghanistan's media is changing under Taliban rule

    The Taliban are currently on a media offensive but does their rhetoric match what’s happening on the ground?

  10. Algerian journalist jailed for covering protest

    People attend a demonstration outside the headquarters of the French-language newspaper "Liberté" in a suburb of Algeria's capital Algiers on April 25, 2021
    Image caption: Algerian journalists have been calling for Rabah Karèche to be freed

    Algerian journalist Rabah Karèche has been sentenced to eight months in prison for his reporting on a Tuareg protest, his newspaper Liberté says.

    Karèche was handed a one-year-term, with four months suspended. He has already been in prison since his arrest in April.

    He was detained after an article he wrote about a minority Tuareg group in the southern Tamanrasset region.

    They had held a demonstration about their economic and social marginalisation, linked to a land dispute.

    Karèche was charged with "spreading false information liable to damage public order".

    His arrest and detention triggered protests by journalists that further escalated after President Abdelmadjid Tebboune described him as an "arsonist".

    Amnesty International has described Karèche's jailing as a blow to press freedom in the North African country.

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