PM guarantees press freedom
Ismail Sabri Yaakob says so far, no media organisation has been closed down or had its licence revoked.
More people are avoiding the news, and trusting it less, report says
While the majority of people surveyed consume news regularly, 38% said they often or sometimes avoid the news with about 36% saying that news lowers their mood.
Editor of shuttered Singapore news site jailed
Terry Xu will spend three weeks in jail for defamation over a letter the portal published alleging corruption among government ministers.
Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy media outlet, arrest six
Stand News is the most prominent remaining pro-democracy publication in Hong Kong after a national security investigation this year led to the closure of the Apple Daily tabloid.
Hong Kong’s beleaguered pro-democracy paper to close
The decision comes after police froze accounts and arrested staff using a new national security law.
Pandemic has increased trust in media, report shows
While this may be a temporary effect, in almost all countries polled, audiences placed a greater premium on accurate and reliable news sources, it says.
Vaccination for media personnel to begin Wednesday
However, the number of vaccine recipients among the media has not been decided.
Xi calls for greater international media reach to counter criticism of China
The president wants isolated China to ‘make friends and win over the majority’ worldwide.
BBC China correspondent moves to Taiwan after threats from authorities
The number of foreign journalists in China is shrinking as they are either pressured into leaving or expelled.
The media’s role in a pandemic
News outlets should avoid the use of clickbait headlines especially when important information such as on the Covid-19 vaccination programme is at stake.
Australia passes landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for news
The new law paves the way for Google and Facebook to invest tens of millions of dollars in local content deals, and could prove a model for resolving the firms' tussles with regulators worldwide.
Threat to journalists changing, says UN after 57 deaths last year
UN report speaks of 'worrying trend' of journalists being killed outside of armed conflict zones for covering corruption and human rights violations, among others.