Earlier this month, a court in Myanmar upheld the seven-year prison sentences of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who had reported on atrocities committed against the country’s Rohingya ethnic minority. In an interview, Melissa Crouch discusses the threats journalists face in Myanmar.
Press Freedom and Safety
Last Friday, a British journalist was denied entry into Hong Kong, only a month after authorities there declined to renew his work visa. In an interview, Cedric Alviani explains why journalists are increasingly concerned about a push by Chinese authorities to exert greater control over Hong Kong’s media.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is positioning himself as a leader who prizes good governance, accountability and human rights. But watchdogs point out that his record on press freedom tells a different story. In an interview, Angela Quintal discusses the threatening environment for reporters in Nigeria.