Freedom of the Press
Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 for their ongoing efforts to defend freedom of expression in their homes countries of the Philippines and Russia. In its Friday afternoon announcement, the Nobel committee...
A Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius, Lithuania was forced to land in Belarus to allegedly facilitate the arrest of a dissident to President Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday. Aboard the plane was Roman Protasevich, a 26-year-old journalist who has criticized...
UNESCO World Press Freedom Day acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to freedom of the press.