Press Freedom

Want to be a good reporter? Follow these tips.

Learn some of the guidelines good journalists follow as they work to make complex issues intelligible to the average citizen.

Russia’s occupation of Crimea represses journalism

Recent raids and detentions against independent Crimean journalists indicate that press freedom in Crimea continues to deteriorate under Russian occupation.

Women journalists keep the news coming

The Beijing Platform for Action, developed at a 1995 United Nations conference, set an agenda for women’s empowerment and identified 12 critical areas of...

North Korea’s black market generation

In North Korea, you can have radios and televisions, but they are pre-programmed to receive only official government stations. Computers and mobile phones are...
Reporters practicing CPR on dummy (© AP Images)

Journalists are adapting to being targets: here’s how

For journalists, investigative skills are essential. But those in conflict zones may also want first aid, countersurveillance and other survival skills.

“Press freedom … is in retreat on all five continents.”

Press freedom suffered a "drastic decline" between October 2013 and October 2014, according to Reporters Without Borders. Wars, extremist and nonstate groups, censorship and...

When free speech was attacked, it only inspired more free speech

Cartoonists around the world reacted to the January 7 terror attack at the office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris by publishing their...

When journalists are targeted, so is your right to know

Even before journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were killed in 2014 by Da’esh, also known as ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and...

Turning the page on homelessness [video] James Davis will never forget the cold nights that he slept on park benches. Today, he is an electronics mechanic and one of 130 vendors...