Ignace Sossou will spend six months behind bars after a Benin court rejected calls from lawyers and global free press advocates for his immediate release
Stories by investigative journalist Arturo Torres and his team at Código Vidrio have inspired a national campaign against misinformation in Ecuador.
The internet is awash in falsehoods about the COVID-19 pandemic; journalists around the world are scrambling to keep up.
Investigative journalist Ignace Sossou will remain in jail in Benin after a judge postponed his appeal on Tuesday.
A former soldier has been sentenced to 23 years in prison in Slovakia for shooting and killing an investigative journalist and his fiancee.
Across the world, democracy watchdogs are warning that emergency measures aimed at quelling the COVID-19 outbreak are also turning into tools of repression.
Attorneys for a journalist jailed in Benin for tweeting about a speech argue that the case sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom.