The first known slaying of a journalist this year took place in Ghana when investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale was gunned down in Accra on Jan. 16. Vivian Affoah discusses Hussein-Suale’s case, the obstacles that Ghanaian journalists face in their work and the evolution of Ghana’s media landscape.
Press Freedom and Safety
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.
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.