Press freedom

Independent Russian magazine spared extinction by readers covering mammoth ‘political’ fine
Will Fitzgibbon · November 14, 2018

Supporters of one of Russia’s last independent media outlets have raised more than $373,000 to pay a court-imposed penalty widely seen as politically motivated.

‘Every story you do has a miracle in it’
Petra Blum · November 6, 2018

Miranda Patrucic works with young reporters in Central Asia and Azerbaijan to develop their investigative skills.

Dangerous situations, collaboration and humility: Highlights from ‘Safeguarding the Truth’
Razzan Nakhlawi · October 18, 2018

From the power of working together through to protecting vulnerable reporters, here are some key takeaways from our recent panel discussion.

Multiple murders cast shadow on an unexpected trouble spot
Martha M. Hamilton · October 16, 2018

Europe is a region often considered a relative safe haven for journalists, but this past year reporters have been murdered and press freedom declined.

Defamation case could be a ‘killer’ for Namibia’s largest daily paper
Will Fitzgibbon · September 24, 2018

Namibia’s press freedom is at a crossroads as a lawyer fights Panama Papers coverage more than two years after the story was published.

From apartheid to now: Gwen Lister’s fight for truth
Will Fitzgibbon · September 11, 2018

ICIJ founding member Gwen Lister talks about the modern day enemy and fighting apartheid.

'It is not the time to shut up': Venezuelan journalists remain in exile
Will Fitzgibbon · August 28, 2018

Four Venezuelan journalists in exile have suspended plans to return home as a Colombian mogul attempts to muzzle reporting on alleged fraud inside a government-run food program.

Nicaragua’s media uprising challenges President Ortega
Sasha Chavkin · August 27, 2018

As Ortega’s repression grows increasingly brutal, the local media has become more collaborative and independent.

Turkish President’s Allies In Press Freedom Attack Over Paradise Papers Reporting
Will Fitzgibbon · July 16, 2018

Close political allies and a family member of Recep Tayyip Erdogan are suing a journalist and her newspaper not for inaccuracies, but for alleged damage to their reputations.

A new dawn for Malaysian press
Scilla Alecci · June 6, 2018

After years of black magic, censorship and detention, Malaysian reporters have hope for journalism in their country.