Press freedom groups have launched a new resource that will help news outlets review and improve their current safety practices and protocols; the resource pays special attention to gender issues, mental health care and digital security.
Africa in January: Angola throws out clauses criminalising same sex relations, women journalists and media leaders connect at bootcamp, Ghanaian journalist murdered, a wave of internet shutdowns and more.
The public inquiry must be completely independent of the Maltese police, government and politicians, and it should be conducted by a panel of respected international judges with no political or government links.
Egypt continues to implement new laws to crack down on dissent; Iran persecutes environmentalists and religious minorities; Israel attacks Palestinian journalists and violates the right to privacy, freedom of expression; Bahrain continues cruel treatment of prisoners of conscience; Lebanon ramps up interrogations of online activists.
Free expression organisations have sent a joint letter to all candidates in the upcoming presidential elections, calling on the future president to protect and strengthen press independence in Turkey.
Ros Atkins quietly started an initiative to change the gender balance of contributors on his television news programme – now, more than 80 programmes are taking part in the BBC’s 50:50 challenge.
The Backstory, a new podcast series from WAN-IFRA, explores media freedom issues from across the globe.
The “Newscomer” project’s mentorship scheme partners a refugee or foreign journalist with a local journalist in Germany, enabling them to collaborate on stories.