As uncannily realistic "deep fake" videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by the US President Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation — or fake news.
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) says the Israeli military committed 84 violations against Palestinian journalists in the month of May as the Tel Aviv regime continues its repressive measures against members of the press both in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says the two journalists who had gone missing in Saudi Arabia are alive and remain in the custody of the kingdom's security agencies in undisclosed locations, shedding light on yet another instance of Riyadh's continued crackdown on free press.
The murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a year when more than half of all journalists killed were targeted deliberately reflects a hatred of the media in many areas of society, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday.
Tanzania released two staff members of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Thursday, a day after they were detained and their passports seized, the South African Foreign Ministry said.
In his message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, November 2, 2018, the United Nations secretary-general said at least 88 journalists have been killed this year alone.
A court in Turkey has handed down jail terms ranging from eight to ten years to four former columnists of defunct Zaman daily newspaper on charges of affiliation to a movement led by the US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A group of roughly two dozen journalists from Western and Chinese news organizations departed for North Korea on Tuesday to witness the closure of its nuclear test site, an indication that the shutdown will go ahead.
The United Nations human rights office has urged Myanmar to release two detained Reuters journalists who covered the state-sponsored crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a day after a district court rejected bail for them.
Three Kenyan journalists said on Thursday they spent the night in their newsroom in fear of arrest, watching plainclothes policemen camped outside, and that their lawyers would file court petitions in the morning seeking to ensure their freedom.
The European Union called on the Myanmar authorities to release two Reuters journalists after a court hearing in Yangon on Wednesday at which prosecutors sought charges against them under the Official Secrets Act.