By Hazel Shearing
By Hazel Shearing
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.
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?
Stephen Sackur speaks to Lydia Cacho, one of Mexico’s most prominent journalists, who is currently in exile for her own safety. Can courage overcome injustice?
Stephen Sackur speaks to Nicaraguan journalist and former-revolutionary Carlos Fernando Chamorro. Why has Nicaragua slumped back into authoritarianism?
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?
We favour and promote meritocracy, Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov says.
Dmitry Muratov dedicates the Nobel Peace Prize to Russian journalists killed in the line of duty.
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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