Press freedom

Benin investigative journalist jailed in ‘absurd’ decision
Will Fitzgibbon · May 19, 2020

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

Why we collaborate: Expertise, trust and passion
Scilla Alecci, Emilia Díaz-Struck, Will Fitzgibbon and 2 more · May 14, 2020

Collaboration makes our stories better. Working with local reporters means we benefit from their expertise, their trusted sources and their passion — and we give ours in return.

Reporting from the eye of Ecuador’s misinformation storm
Emilia Díaz-Struck · May 13, 2020

Stories by investigative journalist Arturo Torres and his team at Código Vidrio have inspired a national campaign against misinformation in Ecuador.

Investigating the coronavirus: Journalists fight the ‘infodemic’
Scilla Alecci · May 12, 2020

The internet is awash in falsehoods about the COVID-19 pandemic; journalists around the world are scrambling to keep up.

Covering the coronavirus amid misinformation and scared sources
Emilia Díaz-Struck, Scilla Alecci, Will Fitzgibbon and 2 more · May 7, 2020

Journalists reporting on the coronavirus from Hungary to Chile are not only faced with the risk of contagion. They share their stories.

Hostile leaders and hidden data: Press Freedom challenges in 2020
Will Fitzgibbon, Emilia Díaz-Struck, Scilla Alecci and 2 more · May 3, 2020

We asked our global network of reporters to share with you the unvarnished realities of their lives to mark World Press Freedom Day 2020.

Pressure mounts as Benin case against jailed reporter is delayed
Will Fitzgibbon · April 28, 2020

Investigative journalist Ignace Sossou will remain in jail in Benin after a judge postponed his appeal on Tuesday.

Killer sentenced over Slovak journalist’s ‘cold-blooded’ murder
Fergus Shiel · April 6, 2020

A former soldier has been sentenced to 23 years in prison in Slovakia for shooting and killing an investigative journalist and his fiancee.

Investigating the coronavirus: Regimes use public safety guise to repress rights
Scilla Alecci · April 2, 2020

Across the world, democracy watchdogs are warning that emergency measures aimed at quelling the COVID-19 outbreak are also turning into tools of repression.

‘Outrageous, unjustified:’ Lawyers take journalist’s imprisonment to the UN
Will Fitzgibbon · March 25, 2020

Attorneys for a journalist jailed in Benin for tweeting about a speech argue that the case sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom.